Many people are already aware of the benefits chiropractic care offers for back pain, neck pain, sciatica and headaches but that’s just the beginning.
Aside from these conditions, chiropractic treatment provides a wide range of health benefits that not many people don’t know about. From babies to adults, athletes to pregnant women to the elderly – chiropractic treatment has many ways to help decrease general physical degeneration and the development of many diseases.
You may come to a chiropractor for one thing but you come back for 10 more reasons because – as it turns out – chiropractic does so much more than pain relief.
Check these 4 surprising health benefits of chiropractic treatment!
(NOTE: The ideas expressed below are the outcome of personal research and experience. They are not medical advice and you should consult with a doctor before making any changes in your health routine)
#1 A Healthier Nervous System
The spine, which is what chiropractic mostly focuses on, is a huge part of the nervous system. It is the primary route where the nerves travel to reach various parts of the body. It is the highway of your impulses, instincts, and sensitivities.
Figuratively speaking, if the highway isn’t paved well (or has a ton of cracks and uneven sections), it causes damages and delays to the travelers.
Subluxation, or simply a misalignment of the spine, gets in the way of the natural and seamless transmission of signals to the various areas of the body. This results in imbalances and mobility problems. This is what a chiropractic treatment corrects and puts back into place.
Once the subluxations are removed, the energy of your nervous system can travel without obstruction all over the body and you will be able to function at your best. The health benefits of such adjustment can go from a simple improvement in posture to the prevention of major life-threatening diseases,
#2 Improves Digestion
If you think that your digestive health can only be affected by your diet, think again.
Your body is more interconnected than you might imagine! Did you know your stomach and its functions are controlled by the nerves that run through your spine? One simple misalignment in the vertebrae can cause issues like an excessive increase in acid production – which can cause acid reflux, heartburn, and gas.
Regular chiropractic care can effectively relieve you from all sorts of stomach problems. Find out more by consulting a professional chiropractor.
#3 Lowers Blood Pressure
According to the Journal of Human Hypertension, misalignment in the upper neck (also known as C1 or the Atlas Vertebra) can cause high blood pressure.
A study conducted by WebMD concluded that a chiropractic adjustment can relieve tension from this portion of the spine and lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, aneurysm and other diseases related to high blood pressure.
This treatment, also referred to as the Atlas adjustment, has been proven to work two times more effectively than a double dose of high blood pressure medications.
#4 A Happier Disposition
Chiropractic treatments generally provide you with a more positive outlook by relieving the body of unnecessary tension caused by misalignments.
Once you free your nerves, muscles, and tissues from tension that inhibits them from functioning properly, your brain recognizes the relief. This is a powerful thing.
Imagine this: Suddenly experiencing less stress and fatigue, your “fight or flight” response turns off, blood circulation improves – your whole body having space to relax after years of needless pressure. This state of relaxation will radiate outward, resulting in lighter moods, more positive thoughts and better bodily functions.
The list goes on and on (it really does)!
The ripple effects of chiropractic treatments are hard to track one by one. However, the millions of individuals that enjoy its benefits can attest that they feel the huge difference that it makes in their body and their lives in general.
You can enjoy these benefits too! Visit a chiropractor today.