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Most Important Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

Most Important Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

There are many hidden health benefits to regular chiropractic treatment. Many people see chiropractors as just spine doctors. But our chiropractor views us as whole people and not just the sum of our parts, making their treatment beneficial to our entire body. Chiropractors will work with us to ensure optimal health and wellbeing throughout.

immune_system_rev-868x1024Increase Immune System Function 

One of the most important benefits of chiropractic care is increasing the function of our immune system. Our immune system is controlled by our nervous system that is directly stimulated by chiropractic treatment. Once the stress on our nervous system is relieved, our immune system can function properly and provide protection to our whole body. Research shows that people who seek regular chiropractic treatment get fewer, less severe, and shorter colds.

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When a chiropractor examines our body for joint restrictions or muscle imbalances, these areas can be painful. Once these areas are located, our chiropractor can adjust them to relieve the stress on our nervous system that is sending signals that are causing us pain. They can also give us stretches and exercises to correct and strengthen the muscle imbalances that support our joints. Chiropractic treatment is not only great for getting us out of pain and restoring function to our body, it is a great tool for preventative healthcare and educating us on how to avoid future episodes of pain.

Increase Flexibility and BalanceFlexibility

By decreasing our pain and restoring function to our joints, we are able to return to our normal activities of daily living, but we may not be as flexible as we were pre-injury. This is because during our injury the pain, swelling and stiffness limited our mobility, which decreased our flexibility. Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations can restore range of motion and improve flexibility, balance and coordination. Along with the stretches and exercises that were given to help decrease our pain, our chiropractor can also give us exercises to maintain and increase our flexibility and balance.

Decrease Medicinal Dependency pills1

Pain relievers, anti-inflammatories and other medicinal drugs can be decreased or avoided with the help of chiropractic treatment for our musculoskeletal injuries. Many of these medications can have harmful side effects and cause other health concerns and they don’t address the underlying cause of the pain. Often times the pain will return once the medication runs out, causing us to refill our prescriptions again and again. Chiropractors treat the musculoskeletal root cause of the pain without adding harmful chemicals to our bodies. The fewer drugs we consume, the better off our body and health will be in the long run.

Decrease Adverse Effects of Stress 130012-425x282-complex-post-traumatic-stress-disorder

There are three different kinds of stress: physical, chemical, and emotional. Physical stress includes loud noise, harsh weather, physical injuries and lack of sleep. Chemical stress can be poor diet, drugs, alcohol and genetically modified foods. Emotional stress can be more difficult to define and multifaceted. It can be the emotions you feel from physical and chemical stress or it can be time deadlines, personal relationships, and finances. No matter what the stressor is, it wreaks havoc on our bodies and our body’s ability to respond to such situations. Chronic stress can effect muscle tension and cause nerve irritation. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve those irritations and allow better nerve function to be able to respond and manage stress when it does occur. Additionally, chiropractors can help develop personal coping mechanisms to help reduce emotional stress.

Cost Effective Healthcare cost-effective

Yes, we will see our chiropractor more frequently than our medical doctor during an acute injury, but research shows that we will see an average of 40% annual savings in our healthcare costs.

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With regular chiropractic care we are sick less often, no longer in pain, more flexible and active, taking less harmful medications, less stressed and saving money on our healthcare. Any one of these can improve our quality of life and even more so when combined.