Chiropractors are often thought of as the medical field that specifically deals with issues with your back, specifically your spine. While they certainly focus on your spine, they are essentially joint and nerve specialists. It is essential to consider all the nerves travel from your brain and through the spinal column. If there is a disruption in any part of the spine, it can significantly affect your ability to function normally.
With all the messages that your brain sends through the spinal cord, it should not be a surprise that chiropractic care can offer benefits to several aspects of your life. We have compiled a list of just some benefits below.
A study has recently found that just one chiropractic adjustment could result in the same benefits as medications that are specifically designed to lower your blood pressure. Additionally, the effects of that adjustment could last for as long as six months.
If you’re faced with high blood pressure, it can be daunting to think about adding a medication with serious side effects in your daily routine. These side effects include fatigue, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, and weight loss. If an adjustment can offer the same results as the medications, it may be the right time to book an appointment with your chiropractor.
It probably isn’t a surprise that chiropractic care helps with your pain in the neck and back. However, some studies suggest that 80% of Americans experience some sort of lower back pain in their lives. With costly surgeries, addictive pain medications and mixed levels of relief, chiropractic is another option that many people don’t consider. Chiropractic care can help to correct the issues without invasive procedures or prescription medications and may be a viable alternative for your neck and back issues.
Both tension and migraine headaches can often be traced to your back. Spinal issues or back misalignment can create a strain on your muscles as they attempt to compensate. This additional strain triggers tension and migraine headaches. Chiropractic adjustments can help to align the back. In turn, the muscles can relax, and the headaches never arrive. There are over 200 studies that confirm these results!
Scoliosis is a medical condition that causes the spine to abnormally curve. This change in posture can cause issues with pain, breathing, and an overall reduction in your range of motion. While the treatment options are limited for people who have been diagnosed with scoliosis, chiropractic care is generally a great alternative.
When chiropractic care is combined with physical therapy, it has been shown to slow the progression of the disease while improving a patient’s quality of life.
Sciatic pain is caused by an issue in the sciatic nerve that travels down to your legs. Any problems that impair the nerve's ability to function can result in pain in one or both legs. This pain can be so debilitating that it sometimes leads to an over prescription or addiction to certain pain medications.
Chiropractic care can help reduce the pressure that is placed on the sciatic nerve. Studies have shown that when patients visit their chiropractor to receive care that there was a reduction in the number of days that they experienced pain and a reduction in their pain severity.
As patients are diagnosed with neurological conditions, it’s easy to see that they can be caused by a wide variety of reasons. Chiropractic care for these conditions can help to increase both blood and cerebrospinal fluid. This, in turn, delivers more oxygen and removes waste from the skull allowing the brain an increased ability to heal and function properly.
While this list is only a sampling of the many benefits that chiropractic care can offer, it is likely that you may have been experiencing some of these issues yourself. If you’ve been diagnosed or are dealing with any of these conditions, it’s worth calling your chiropractor to discuss your options today.