We lead lives replete with stress — physical, emotional, mental, you name it. More than ever, we spend our days sitting at work, sitting at home, and crouched over our phones. But there is also a lot that weighs on our mind. Work, money, school, current events, and other responsibilities are unavoidable and can be as stressful as they are rewarding. With all these elements at play, we recommend you take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic care.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
Chiropractic has been in mainstream medicine for several years now based on positive and conclusive results of healing. As a proponent of the body’s natural healing process, more people each year seek out chiropractic care. Here are a few of the reasons why it is such an appealing option.
Provides powerful pain relief
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care is that it provides powerful pain relief. Pain is our reminder that there is something off in our body, so although helpful, it makes it hard to get through the day. When you visit your chiropractor, they help you get on a path toward pain relief. And that happens as a result of the ultimate strategy of chiropractic: to treat the root cause of your pain.
Treats the root causes of pain
Pain has a lot of different possible causes, and chiropractic care addresses each of them at their root. A lot of chiropractic-associated pain has to do with inflammation or a misalignment. Through an adjustment or another service, it sets natural healing processes in motion to address the cause. As this happens and the root is cut off, you take another step on the road to recovery.
Do you hate taking medication for your ailments? The whole philosophy of chiropractic eschews medicine. As we’ve mentioned before (and will address again), one of the benefits of chiropractic care is that it is 100% natural. That means no pills, no dosage, or any other invasive medication.
Chiropractic practices such as spinal manipulation may seem like a potentially hazardous approach; however, studies have shown that the opposite is true. Especially in the case of an experienced chiropractor, you are in especially capable hands. While some muscle soreness may occur after an adjustment, this is all in tandem with the healing process — the soreness usually goes away within 24 to 48 hours.
Treats other conditions
The benefits of chiropractic care do not only extend to spine or neck issues. Chiropractic services — including adjustments, physical therapy, and alternative procedures such as neurofeedback — can treat underlying causes of other conditions. Migraines, joint pain, and even depression or weight gain do not occur in a vacuum, and many of them share the same root causes the lead to chiropractic issues. This includes spinal issues, nervous system irregularities, and poor blood flow. Chiropractic care addresses each of these and more.
Pain relief for pregnancy
Chiropractic is also safe for pregnant women. And not only is it safe, but many experts recommend it as a pain-relieving and extrinsically healthy option. A pregnancy is hard on the body, and especially on the spine; carrying extra weight around make for a difficult nine months. When the spine is in line, that helps to promote a much more painless pregnancy than would otherwise be.
Promotes good posture
Perhaps one of the most persistent issues in contemporary American living is our posture. We spend most of the day sitting on couches, at office desks or cubicles, and in all other ways slouched over. Chiropractic addresses the physical response to this type of lifestyle.
Much more than being a medication-free health alternative, chiropractic is non-invasive — meaning, no instruments are introduced into the body. For those of us who are squeamish about what goes into our body, chiropractic is perfect, based solely on this merit. It has other benefits, however. This non-invasive nature limits the risk of adverse side effects, infection, dependency, and more.
Reduces depression risk
Chiropractic care even has physical benefits that can reduce the effects or onset of depression. Chiropractic care can reduce chronic pain, increase your blood flow, and increase melatonin, all of which can affect your state of well-being. Plus, we encourage both those who are healing and those who wish to prevent future issues to remain active and “get moving.” Getting up, moving about, and getting fresh air are small ways to improve your mood and the way you see the world.
Promotes better sleep
A chiropractic manipulation, as we’ve mentioned, increases melatonin levels, which regulates the sleep/wake cycle. There’s no underestimating the worth of a good night’s sleep — it can affect your productivity, your outlook, and of course your physical health. Experiencing less pain also leads to feelings of calmness, relaxation, and well-being, which in turn leads to better sleep.
Promotes natural energy
When your body is functioning at peak performance, its natural energy takes over and does the work of a cup of coffee or a pump-up playlist. Chiropractic care promotes both natural healing processes and natural energy that emerges from that. Of course, we encourage good sleep, a proper diet, and a healthy and active lifestyle to supplement this well of natural energy.
Helps the body heal naturally
Because it is non-invasive, the success of chiropractic lies on the premise that it promotes natural healing. Our bodies have all the tools necessary to fight out the bad and promote the good, and chiropractic simply encourages that process.
Chiropractic: A Means to an End
As we’ve seen, the benefits of chiropractic care stretch far and wide. But remember that chiropractic is a means to an end, and there is so much more you can do to add healthy value to your life. With everything going on during your day, it can be difficult to be conscientious of how your activity is affecting your body.