Chiropractic care is often associated with back pain and traumatic injuries. However, chiropractic adjustments offer many more benefits beyond relieving pain. A proper chiropractic adjustment can have a positive effect on the body’s overall health and well-being by addressing many different issues.
Below are advantages that can be obtained from chiropractic adjustments:
- Pain Reduction
One of the most obvious benefits of chiropractic adjustments is pain reduction. While many people associate chiropractic care with back and neck pain relief, a proper adjustment can also improve other conditions such as migraines, arthritis, some forms of scoliosis, and sciatica. This is because the central nervous system throughout the body is connected through the spinal cord, so when the spine is properly aligned, it can positively impact other parts of the body.
- Stress Reduction
Chiropractic adjustments can also help reduce stress. By lowering blood pressure, decreasing muscle tension, and reducing the physical effects of cortisol, the hormone that causes stress, a proper alignment can allow the parasympathetic nervous system to send calming messages throughout the body. This fosters an overall sense of comfort within the body and can improve mood.
- Increased Energy and Better Sleep
Another benefit of chiropractic adjustments is increased energy levels and better sleep. By relieving tension that has built up in muscles, the body’s systems become much more efficient in helping the body function efficiently, increasing your sense of vitality. This has the added benefit of improving sleep, as your body returns to a normal sense of rhythm, and the pain and discomfort associated with the tension eases.
- Reduced Inflammation
Most joint pain is caused by inflammation, which can be reduced through chiropractic adjustments. When the body is misaligned, undue stress can be placed on key joint areas like the shoulder and knees. Once adjusted, the chronic inflammation in these joints may subside, offering the patient much-needed relief from inflammatory effects of diseases like arthritis. This has the added benefit of reducing reliance on opioid pain relievers because the adjustment deals with the direct cause of the pain.
- Improved Posture and Body Performance
Proper posture is key to overall health. Chiropractic adjustments can address multiple health issues stemming from poor posture, such as circulatory problems, headaches, and neck and back pain. Additionally, the body’s overall performance is improved once aligned, with noticeable gains in physical strength, flexibility, and agility.
- Injury Prevention
Many injuries are the result of the body not functioning the way it is supposed to. For example, back and neck pain, as well as joint pain, are often caused by misalignment and the resulting muscle tension. If you have an active lifestyle or a physically demanding occupation, repetitive stress can lead to lasting injuries. A chiropractic alignment can restore the natural function of the musculoskeletal system and help prevent these types of injuries.
Chiropractic adjustments offer many benefits beyond relieving pain. If you would like to learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can help your overall health, call Suncoast Integrative Healthcare today at (727) 519-3757.