You are probably aware the chiropractic services can be an effective method of treating back and neck pain. What you may be surprised to learn however, is there are a number of other health benefits associated regular visits to your chiropractor.
Here are five benefits of chiropractic that you may be surprised to learn:
Relief from headaches and migraines
Tension in the spinal joints can often be at the root of other pain in the body including headaches and migraines. Spinal adjustments can relieve this tension which is why many people experience less frequent and less severe headaches when they visit their chiropractor regularly.
The emotional state isn’t just all in your head. Stress in the body can result in mental stress as well. Chiropractic adjustments can help bring your body back into alignment which relieves stress on the body and helps the mind to relax as well. Chiropractic care may even help restore chemical balance in the body.
Proper sleep is essential both for physical and mental performance. Spinal subluxation can stress the body and make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Chiropractic care can help to realign the spine allowing you to sleep more easily at night. It can also help reduce aches and pains that may be keeping you up at night.
Boost athletic performance
Top athletes like Michael Phelps and Tiger Woods rely on chiropractic services to keep them functioning at their best. Seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis can help with muscle recovery, reduce inflammation and decrease oxidative stress. Another benefit is that because it is drug-free, they don’t have to worry about side effects of medication.
Lower blood pressure
A study published in the Human Journal of Hypertension in 2007 revealed surprising results on how chiropractic care could help those with high blood pressure. It showed that an upper cervical adjustment was just as effective as two drugs commonly prescribed for hypertension. Even more impressive, a single adjustment could be effective for more than six months![i]
These are just a few of the benefits of chiropractic care that go beyond relieving back and neck pain. To find out more about how chiropractic care can benefit you, call us today at 905-232-2032.