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Benefits of Chiropractic care

Top Best Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine. It involves manual adjustments, manipulation, and other techniques to manage pain and improve the body's functionality. Chiropractic care is gaining popularity as a non-invasive treatment option for various musculoskeletal and nervous system issues.

What is Chiropractic Care and How Does It Work?

Chiropractic care is centered around the concept that proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without the need for medication or surgery. Chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is a key technique used in this field.

Understanding Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustment involves applying controlled force to a specific area of the spine or joints that are not functioning properly. The goal is to restore mobility, alleviate tightness, and allow the body to heal naturally.

Role of Chiropractor in Chiropractic Care

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating neuromuscular disorders through manual adjustment or manipulation of the spine. Their role is crucial in providing personalized care and treatment plans for patients.

Impact on Spinal Health

Chiropractic care aims to optimize spinal health by addressing misalignments and promoting overall well-being. A well-aligned spine can enhance the body's ability to function at its best.

How Can Chiropractic Care Benefit You?

The benefits of chiropractic care extend beyond pain relief and injury recovery. Here are some of the ways chiropractic care can positively impact your health and well-being.

Relief from Back Pain

Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in providing relief from acute and chronic back pain. It addresses the root cause of the pain, offering long-term benefits.

Improving Range of Motion

Regular chiropractic care can help enhance flexibility and range of motion, making daily movements more comfortable and reducing the risk of injuries.

Managing Neck Pain

Chiropractic treatment has been found to be beneficial in alleviating neck pain and stiffness, improving overall neck mobility and function.

Exploring Surprising Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Aside from the commonly known benefits, chiropractic care also offers surprising advantages that contribute to a person's overall health and wellness.

Enhancing Athletic Performance

Athletes often seek chiropractic care to improve their performance and prevent injuries. Chiropractors can help in maintaining proper alignment and addressing musculoskeletal imbalances, thus enhancing athletic abilities.

Chiropractic Treatment for Scoliosis

Chiropractic care can provide relief for individuals suffering from scoliosis through targeted spinal adjustments, potentially reducing the progression of the condition and managing associated discomfort.

Managing Chronic Pain

For individuals dealing with chronic pain conditions, chiropractic care may offer a holistic approach to pain management, reducing reliance on medication and addressing the underlying causes of the pain.

Chiropractic Care for Pain Management

Chiropractic care plays a crucial role in managing pain, not only by alleviating existing pain but also by addressing the factors contributing to its development.

Reducing Inflammation

Chiropractic adjustment can help reduce inflammation in the body, providing relief for individuals suffering from inflammatory conditions and promoting overall wellness.

Impact on Musculoskeletal Health

Regular chiropractic care can have a positive impact on the musculoskeletal system, supporting proper alignment and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal issues.

Preventing Pain and Discomfort

By addressing misalignments and imbalances, chiropractic care can help prevent the onset of pain and discomfort, promoting a proactive approach to health and well-being.

Considering Chiropractic Adjustment for Overall Wellness

Chiropractic adjustments not only provide relief from pain but also contribute to overall wellness, influencing various aspects of health and functioning.

Effect on Nervous System Function

Chiropractic care can positively influence nervous system function, potentially enhancing communication between the brain and the rest of the body for improved overall health and wellness.

Improving Spinal Alignment

Optimal spinal alignment through chiropractic adjustment can improve posture, reduce the risk of spinal issues, and support proper nerve function throughout the body.

Potential Benefits for Various Health Conditions

Research suggests that chiropractic care may offer benefits for a range of health conditions beyond musculoskeletal issues, including headaches, migraines, and overall quality of life.

What are the Benefits of Chiropractic? 

One of the most frequently asked questions in a chiropractor’s office is about the benefits of chiropractic care. There are, in fact, many benefits to chiropractic care, so let’s look at some of them here.

Decreasing Pain

One of the most common benefits chiropractic patients experience is the decrease or elimination of pain. Chiropractors are trained in biomechanics and anatomy with an emphasis on the spine and the interaction of the body’s skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Since irritation of the nerves is often the cause of pain, many chiropractic treatments and techniques focus on removing roadblocks to a healthy and well-functioning nervous system. As a result of treatment, you can expect improved joint motion and decreased muscle spasms and tension.

Increasing and Maintaining Mobility

Many patients seek chiropractic care because they feel “stiff.” Often, that stiffness is caused by joints not moving the way they are supposed to and muscles being pulled or tightened in the wrong direction. Lack of movement can not only cause pain but can also contribute to arthritis or degeneration of the spine. By moving the joints and loosening tight muscles, chiropractic care can help reduce stiffness as well as retrain joints and muscles to hold and work together correctly.

Decreasing Use of Certain Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications

As we discussed earlier, elimination or reduction of pain is commonly experienced after seeing a chiropractor. Over-the-counter pain relievers are easy to grab, but they don’t always take care of the problem for good. They only mask the symptom of pain—or “take the edge off”—and do not address the true cause of pain. In addition, they can have unwanted side effects like digestive or other internal organ distress. For example, gastrointestinal bleeding, which can be very dangerous, has been attributed to the overuse of common pain relief medications known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

With the current opioid epidemic in the United States, there has been a lot of discussion about how to treat pain without prescription opioids. In early 2019, research was presented at a conference for the American Academy of Pain Management showing that patients who visited a chiropractor for pain were about half as likely (49%) to end up with a prescription for an opioid pain medication as patients who visited other healthcare providers for their pain.

Encouraging the Body’s “Built-in” Healing Ability

We often hear stories from patients about having fewer, less severe colds and flu when they receive chiropractic care. Evidence suggests that a spinal adjustment actually does have an impact on the immune system. Basically, this research tells us that a spinal adjustment increases immunoglobulins (which help fight infection) in the bloodstream, for at least two hours after the adjustment. Those immunoglobulins fight off harmful bacteria and viruses that cause colds, flu, and other sicknesses, so it is likely that receiving a chiropractic adjustment will boost the immune system.

Reducing Inflammation

Research has linked chiropractic adjustments with the reduction of numerous inflammatory substances in the blood—some of which over time play a role in plaque formation and cardiovascular disease. This has major implications for the potential of chiropractic care to combat chronic diseases.

Providing a Different Perspective on Health

Chiropractors are focused on overall wellness, not just the absence of disease. Chiropractic care is unique because it can help decrease symptoms and improve function when there is a problem within the body, and it can also help prevent many of these problems from occurring in the future. There is already a body of research that supports the preventive nature of chiropractic care. Once you are feeling well, we want to keep it that way! After all, as Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

As chiropractors, we believe our job is to correct neurologic and musculoskeletal malfunction, reduce and eliminate pain, and promote wellness for all of our patients. When we are able to do these things, the body can function well and do what it was designed to do, naturally. If you think chiropractic care might be the right fit for you or if you have questions about chiropractic care, don’t hesitate to ask.

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Dr. James Fraser

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