Understanding the Many Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor

Seeing a chiropractor is good for your physical and emotional well-being, and even good for the people that you interact with every day. By improving your quality of life, your overall disposition, and your ability to do the things you enjoy, you can lead a happier and fuller life by seeing the chiropractor. Here's what you need to know. 

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is the practice of realigning the spine and caring for the body with non-invasive, natural techniques. Many chiropractors use techniques like spinal adjustment, massage therapy, and corrective exercises to help patients improve their overall health and comfort. Chiropractors also recommend lifestyle changes that can help patients stay healthy and happy. 

What are the benefits of chiropractic care?

There are many benefits of chiropractic care! Knowing these benefits can help you decide when to come in, and how often. 

Improved comfort

Chiropractic adjustment is the process of manipulating the bones of the spine so that they align properly without pinching the spinal column or nerves in the back. Spinal adjustment reduces back pain and inflammation, whether it occurs because of an injury or because of the everyday actions of lifting, twisting, walking, and running. For patients who are injured, chiropractors assign corrective exercises that help improve range of motion, minimize pain, and strengthen the muscles during the healing process.

The American Chiropractic Association stats show that approximately 31 million Americans are experiencing back pain at any given time. Chiropractors can help with this problem and other types of pain relating to the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

Better overall health

All day long, the brain sends messages to the rest of the body. This affects all the systems of the body, including the immune system. When the spinal column is misaligned, the messages between the brain and the body can misfire. This impacts overall health and reduces immune function, leading to illness and chronic health problems. 

Spinal adjustment helps correct this problem. By improving the brain's ability to control the body, this helps the body function better and more efficiently. 

Less missed work

With fewer days spent sick or in pain, many people will miss less work. With fewer sick days taken, many people find it's easier to improve their performance at work.  

Improved emotional health

It's hard to feel happy when you're sick or uncomfortable. For people who must deal with chronic pain, depression and anxiety are common problems. In fact, statistics show that up to 50% of people who have chronic pain also struggle with depression. By treating the pain at its source, many people are able to improve their emotional health and reduce their feelings of anxiety and sadness.

In addition, many chiropractors show patients how to make lifestyle changes that can lead to improved happiness. By encouraging patients to exercise, eat right, and take care of their bodies, chiropractors help patients to improve their outlook and feel better about their day-to-day life. 

Reduced reliance on pain medications

Pain medications are addictive. Some pain medication addictions can even lead to other addictions, causing a downward spiral that can easily get out of control. It's also true that pain medications only mask pain rather than treating the problem at its source. Relying on pain medication is counterproductive and can even be harmful. 

Chiropractors treat pain at its source. By encouraging the body to heal, chiropractic care reduces pain in a way that is natural and good for the body. Instead of masking the pain, chiropractic care helps the pain to go away. 

Greater mobility

When the body is in pain, it's hard to move. This makes it hard to complete household chores, exercise, enjoy time with children or friends, and engage with the outside world. Spinal adjustment and corrective exercises help to improve mobility and strengthen the body. People who see the chiropractor are able to do more and be more productive on a daily basis.

Contact your chiropractor

You don't have to live with pain or discomfort. To get started with chiropractic care at Pinnacle Health Chiropractic, book your first appointment online

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