Visiting a chiropractor may be most commonly associated with back pain, but it’s certainly not the only health benefit of having regular therapeutic adjustments. In fact, getting regular chiropractic treatment can have a range of advantages for your overall health and wellbeing.
Here are some of the main health benefits associated with chiropractic therapeutic adjustments.
Improve Back Pain
It probably comes as no surprise that back pain is a leading cause of visits to the chiropractor. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustments are also one of the best ways of treating either specific problems that result in back pain or unspecified discomfort in this area. This includes conditions like sciatica, a slipped disc, and scoliosis.
The reason for this is that therapeutic adjustments focus on improving the alignment of the spine in order to reduce pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord itself. The spinal cord is responsible for sending messages between the brain and body and controlling key body functions. Regular therapeutic adjustments can help to dramatically reduce back pain and associated problems naturally, without pain medication.
Reduce Headaches and Migraines
Headaches are a regular occurrence for many people, and many headaches and migraines are caused by excessive tension in the head and neck. Therapeutic chiropractic adjustments can reduce the pressure felt in these areas by making sure that the spine is properly aligned. Doing so prevents little pockets of tension from forming that could contribute to neck tension, headaches, and migraines. Your chiropractor can also provide invaluable advice and support that will ensure that you achieve and maintain good posture. Having good posture has also been shown to be beneficial in reducing the number and severity of headaches and migraines.
Better Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular disease is a general term used to describe conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. They are usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries which increase your risk of experiencing a blood clot. Common cardiovascular diseases include hypertension (high blood pressure), angina, heart attack, and stroke. Regular chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce inflammation within the body, including that which occurs around the arteries, veins, and heart, which is common in people suffering from a cardiovascular disease.
Reduce the Symptoms Associated with Neurological Conditions
Chiropractic adjustments boost circulation all around the body, including to the brain. They are also thought to increase the flow of cerebral spinal fluid too, which could help to reduce the symptoms of a range of neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
Improved Sleep Quality and Quantity
When was the last time that you woke up feeling truly rested? Getting enough sleep is a common challenge, but studies suggest that people who have regular chiropractic adjustments make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Experiencing a higher quality and quantity of sleep can improve your mood and cognitive function (think memory and concentration) as well as has physical benefits including lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and higher energy levels.
If you would like to find out more about the health benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments, or to schedule an appointment, please call Mount Airy Chiropractic Center in Mount Airy, Maryland at (301) 829-1717.