The most common reason people seek chiropractic care is for back and neck pain management and relief. Chiropractic adjustments correct misalignments in the spine and help restore muscle balance and joint function by reestablishing communication across the central nervous system. In turn, this can have whole-body benefits.
More Than Just Pain Relief — Chiropractic for Overall Wellness
Whether you are looking to improve your athletic performance, are experiencing digestive issues, or are looking for migraine relief, a visit to the chiropractor may be able to help. In addition to neck and back pain relief, here are some additional benefits to chiropractic care:
Fewer Headaches & Migraines
With more of us working from home with unconventional office setups it’s no surprise more people are reportedly suffering from more tension headaches and migraines. Light, noise, stress, and diet can all cause headaches, but according to the American Chiropractic Association, the greatest majority of headaches are linked to muscle tension in the neck.
Along with performing adjustments, your chiropractor can help you improve your posture, provide you with exercises to relieve tension in your neck, and offer recommendations for supplements to enhance your diet.
Improve Athletic Performance
Here at Active Chiropractic, we work with athletes of every skill level to improve their performance, restore range of motion, and reduce their pain. Whether you are looking to get in shape or are an established endurance athlete, visits to the chiropractor can help you optimize your performance and workouts. It is our goal to provide our patients with a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to reduce their pain and recovery time.
Inflammation is your body’s natural response to infection, disease, irritation, and injury. Whether you are recovering from an injury, looking for ways to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet, or suffer from chronic inflammation, studies have shown chiropractic treatment can help reduce inflammation. A chiropractor can offer you a number of options to reduce your pain and discomfort. This includes performing adjustments and restoring function to your nervous system, as well as making recommendations on how to improve your lifestyle.
As we get older, it’s common to put up with everyday “aches and pains,” but ignoring minor discomforts may be costing you energy each day. When you have a misalignment, it can create communication issues in your central nervous system. As part of the healing response, your body may direct excess energy to correct the issue, which can leave you feeling zapped. A chiropractic adjustment helps to restore communication throughout the central nervous system while encouraging your natural healing response and releasing pain and tension.
If pain and discomfort are preventing you from getting restful sleep, it may be time to visit a chiropractic office. Chiropractic care not only alleviates discomfort, it can improve relaxation and blood flow. In addition, numerous studies have proven chiropractic adjustments release endorphins, which can contribute to helping you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Lowered Blood Pressure
If you have high blood pressure or hypertension, chiropractic care can provide you with a non-invasive, medication-free approach to lowering your low blood pressure level. A 2007 study in the Journal of Human Hypertension found chiropractic adjustments to the Atlas vertebra (at the base of the skull) were found to have the same effect in lowering blood pressure as certain medications.