People visit chiropractors every day for different reasons. Some of the more common reasons are lower back pain, headaches, leg pain, and arm pain. Spine and nervous system health are imperative for a properly functioning body and overall health. The numerous benefits of chiropractic care can help improve the overall quality of life and improve health, all without drugs or surgery.
1. Stress Relief
Although you may not be able to rid yourself of all the stress in your life, you can improve how your body responds to that stress. The nervous system is responsible for adapting you to your environment, which especially includes a stressful environment. Approximately 90% of your central nervous system travels down and through your spinal column. Spinal alignment and function can either allow for proper nerve flow or disrupt and interfere with nerve flow. When nerve flow is interfered with by a misaligned vertebra, it is called a vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxation decreases your ability to adapt to your environment. When that happens, the stress of life has more of a negative impact on your health. A properly aligned and functioning spine and nervous system allow your body to manage stress much better.
2. Posture Improvement
More and more people are experiencing postural shifts that are affecting their spinal alignment and nerve function. The most common shift is Forward Head Posture (FHP). This is where your head shifts forward on your shoulders. This affects the important and natural curve in the neck and creates tension on the spinal cord. Poor computer ergonomics and overuse, as well as smart devices, have played a significant role in FHP. Chiropractic care can help restore proper spinal alignment, significantly improving your posture.
3. Mood Improvement
When a person is in pain, their mood often reflects their pain level. Balancing the body’s nervous system leads to a balance of the chemicals in the body. Issues such as depression and ADHD have been known to improve with regular chiropractic care.
4. Immune System
When the spine loses its proper alignment and function, the nervous system is adversely affected. The nervous system sends information to different parts of the body. If the spinal alignment has been compromised, parts of the body will not receive the vital signals necessary to function. This can affect the function of any system in the body, including the immune system. Chiropractic supports proper immune function by improving nerve flow to the organs that make up the immune system.
5. Sleep Better
Lack of sleep leads to a host of issues. Many people are not sleeping well due to a nervous system that just won’t shut down. Add to that pain, stress, and overall body aches, all heightened at night, and a miserable night is all too common. Proper spinal alignment allows the nervous system to relax and leads to decreased pain while in bed. Sleep is improved over time, and patients report decreased pain and an overall increase in health and wellness.
Chiropractic care could prove to be your best choice in helping you experience a better quality of life! Find out how it can help you by scheduling an appointment today and taking advantage of our new patient special?