Chiropractic care is often sought out for pain relief. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments and other manual therapies to relieve pressure on nerves, reduce inflammation and improve joint mobility. This can be particularly useful for back and neck pain, discomfort in joints, and headaches.
But did you know that chiropractic care is about much more than that?
The overall goal of chiropractic care is to improve musculoskeletal health. And this can heavily impact your daily function and quality of life.
When a chiropractor improves your body’s biomechanical dysfunctions, your nervous system benefits too. Then, you start to experience a host of benefits.
Here are just some of them:
1) Improved posture
With desk work and a sedentary lifestyle becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States, more and more people have poor posture.
Poor posture can cause various health issues, including headaches, back pain, and fatigue.
Chiropractic care can help correct posture problems, resulting in improved overall health.
2) Enhanced range of motion
Receiving regular chiropractic care can help you to gain an improved range of motion.
As well as helping you complete daily tasks, like bending down to tie your shoelaces, an improved range of motion can also help to reduce the feeling of stiffness, improve muscular function and help you live a better quality of life.
For athletes, this is particularly useful as it helps to prevent injuries and improves flexibility.
3) Reduced stress and tension
Chiropractic adjustments can help take pressure off your spinal cord, relieve muscle tension, and therefore reduce stress levels.
Relieving the tension held in muscles relaxes the body and increases blood circulation – both vital components in combating stress.
Furthermore, studies show that a chiropractic adjustment that targets the nerves in your upper neck may be just as effective as taking blood pressure medication.
4) Easier and better breathing
Did you know that even the lungs rely on nerve function to work how they’re supposed to?
Chiropractic correction of misalignments in your cervical and thoracic spinal regions can reduce lung inflammation and help you breathe easier.
This can be especially helpful for people with asthma, many of whom report using their rescue inhaler less after visiting a chiropractor.
5) Better sleep
Chiropractic care can help you to sleep better for a couple of different reasons.
Pain and tension from a misaligned spine can result in sleepless nights. Also, when your neck is misaligned, your jaw joint and masseter muscles tighten. This closes down your airways, leading to snoring and decreased oxygen, meaning you rarely achieve deep REM sleep. Keeping your neck in alignment will ensure you get the right amount of oxygen while you sleep.
Being treated by a chiropractor can also promote relaxation by increasing blood flow and reducing the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in your body, allowing for a more peaceful slumber.
6) More energy
As well as improving sleep, chiropractic treatment increases your energy in other ways too.
Misalignments of the spine are a common cause of fatigue. These cause nerve interference that stops the body from working as efficiently as it could, leading to hormone imbalances and a feeling of tiredness.
With chiropractic care, not only can these be addressed, but inflammation in joints and muscles is reduced too, leading to improved circulation and a vitality boost.
7) Stronger immune system response
Regular chiropractic care can help boost the immune system by restoring nerve function. This ensures your cells are operating as they should.
Your nervous system regulates cell functions, but the slightest misalignment can have a ripple effect on your immune system’s ability to keep viral and bacterial infections at bay.
8) Better digestion
Enhanced nerve function can also lead to improved digestion. This is because the nerves running through your thoracic spine control your stomach function.
If the vertebrae are misaligned, this can lead to acid reflux, excess gas, and heartburn. With chiropractic care, you can therefore realign the vertebrae and eliminate any digestive discomfort you’re experiencing.
Improve your overall well-being with regular chiropractic care
If you want to improve your health through the many benefits of regular chiropractic care, the experts at Infinite Wellness Center are here to help.
Infinite Wellness Center provides chiropractic care for back pain, knee pain, and joint pain, as well as neuropathy treatment, nutritional IV therapy, and hormone therapy for anyone looking to live pain-free in Glen Carbon and Edwardsville IL.
Call us today at (618) 747-3200 to schedule an appointment or to discuss how chiropractic care can benefit you.