Value and Benefits of Regular Chiropractic Adjustment
Regular Chiropractic Care:
A one-stop-shop for multiple issues
In today’s fast-paced world, everyone wants to have a quality life through shortcuts and finding quick solutions to their health-related problems. Regular chiropractic care for pain management provides a good alternative to traditional medical care. It is a potential treatment for pain management and it also gives added benefits that enhance the overall quality of health and life. Chiropractic care is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of muscles, bones, cartilages, and joints. It involves the adjustment of the spine by applying controlled pressure with the help of hands or small physical objects. The purpose of treatment is the alignment of the spine also known as spinal manipulation. It helps in improving the physical balance and function of the body. Spinal health contributes to the overall health of the body. If you pay a regular visit to a chiropractor, you can get unexpected benefits without the stress and surgery.
Surprising benefits of regular chiropractic care
Neck pain and Lower back pain management
Regular chiropractic care helps you in managing acute, mild, and chronic neck and lower back pain. In their lifetime, 80% of all Americans suffer from discomfort and lower back pain.
The chiropractic adjustment is non-invasive and is cost-friendly. It can save you from the stress of medication and other expensive pain management treatments.
Reduction in unnecessary use of opioids pain relievers
The doctors usually prescribe opioid medications to relieve the pain. The chiropractic adjustments ease the pain by realigning the joints and by reducing the stress in muscles.
A study conducted in December 2020 compared the opioid prescriptions for two groups. One group only consulted the doctor and the other consulted the doctor as well as the chiropractor.
It was concluded that the number of opioid prescriptions was less in the number who visited both the doctor and chiropractor than the group who only consulted the doctor.
Boost in athletic performance
Chiropractic care enhances the athlete’s performance by reducing inflammation and pain through manipulation. It helps in restoring the balance of the body as athletes’ performance depends on the strength of the body. It also helps in recovering the athlete from illness and injury in a short period and without the use of invasive treatments.
Helps in the management of osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear of joints over a period that restricts the
Joint movement and results in pain. The chiropractor cannot reverse the damage but can help in improving the muscles and joint function. A comprehensive program designed by a chiropractor, which includes the regulated diet and controlled exercise regime can help in disease management.
Enhances immune function
The nervous system communicates with our bodies through the spinal cord. Misalignment and damage to the spine can disrupt the communication pathways, producing pain and raising the chances of sickness. The immune system gets weakened through nerve compression. The chiropractor can adjust the spine thus managing the nerve pathways and pain. This can boost the immune system.
According to the study conducted by Dr. Pero, the patients under chiropractic care were found to have 200% greater immune competence compared to those who did not receive chiropractic care.
Headache and vertigo management
The misalignment and injury in the neck region often cause headaches and vertigo. It can easily be managed through neck region manipulation. The chiropractor targets the vertebrae and joints that are not moving correctly. It helps in maintaining the natural balance of the body thus reducing the headache and vertigo.
Reducing depression, anxiety and improving mental health
When your muscles and spine are not properly aligned it poses pressure on our bodies thus causing anxiety and other mental and physical health issues.
- The proper alignment restores the balance
- Eases the tension in muscles, reducing anxiety and stress.
- Improves the sleep pattern
- Encourage relaxation
- Enhances satisfaction
- Improves the mood
Release of Positive hormones
The spinal manipulation helps in triggering the release of positive hormones that are neurotensin, oxytocin, and cortisol.
- The neurotensin neutralizes stress-induced pain
- oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter. It improves the social bonding
- The cortisol blocks the pain caused by the inflammation
Improves the posture
Different sitting styles and habits over the years can be the main cause of poor posture. Regular chiropractic care over some time can help in improving the curves and postures.
A 2017 case study examined the effect of chiropractic treatment on a 27-year-old woman suffering from head, neck, and back pain due to hunchback. She showed a significant improvement in her posture after 30 chiropractic treatments for six months.
Regulates blood pressure
Regular chiropractic care helps in the significant reduction of blood pressure. The atlas vertebrae surround and protect the brain stem. All the electrical signals pass through this region. The misalignment puts pressure on this region thus affecting the different functions of the body including the blood pressure.
A study conducted in the Chicago area on 50 individuals with misaligned atlas vertebrae and high blood pressure showed a significant reduction in blood pressure after single chiropractic manipulation. The blood pressure reduction was equal to two doses of medication at once.
The chiropractic adjustment also aids in improving the digestive system. The nerves that run through the spinal cord also control the digestive system and the regular spinal manipulation in the thoracic region helps in regulating the normal stomach functions such as improved digestion, reduction in heartburn, and acid reflux.
Children health and chiropractic care
Regular chiropractic manipulation helps in treating ear infections in kids such as otitis media thus reducing the use of medication.
Infantile colic issues have shown improvement after the adjustment.
Surgeries and medications can be dangerous and costly. By introducing regular chiropractic care in your life you can gain multiple benefits by single non-invasive treatment. It can provide the ease and safety of treatment.
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Impact of Chiropractic Care on Use of Prescription Opioids in Patients with Spinal Pain
- James M Whedon, DC, MS, Andrew W J Toler, MS, Louis A Kazal, MD,Serena Bezdjian, PhD, Justin M Goehl, DC, MS, Jay Greenstein, DC
Pain Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 12, December 2020, Pages 3567–3573
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