Many people think chiropractic care is only good to eliminate pain or tension from our muscles or joints. Still, the truth is that it can do much more for your overall health.
Here’s a list of 5 chiropractic care benefits that you probably didn’t know about.
- Relieves pain
Think of a chiropractor as a doctor who cares for any kind of muscle, bone, or joint pain. Chiropractors can treat pain anywhere in the body: in the head and jaws, the shoulders, the elbows and wrists, the hips and pelvis, and the knees and ankles.
They look at the whole musculoskeletal system and treat the root of the problem.
- Boosts your immune system
Dysfunctions and misalignments on the spine can generate physical and emotional stress and disrupt neurological communication, weakening the nervous system.
According to a citation in a paper by the World Chiropractic Federation, Ronald Pero, chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute, revealed that chiropractic patients had a 200% greater immune system than those who didn’t receive care, and 400% greater than those who didn’t receive care with cancer or other diseases.
- Improves your digestion
Your spine is directly related to your digestive system. The thoracic and lumbar areas regulate the speed of how the food is physically broken down into a pulp and digested.
Issues in your lower back cut communication from the brain to the digestive nerves in your spine, causing problems with absorbing vital nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.
- Lowers blood pressure
Blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) decreases equally after one session of chiropractic care as if two blood pressure-lowering pills were taken, according to a study based in Chicago in which 50 people were treated by aligning their misaligned vertebrae located in the high neck.
- Helps you breathe better
The muscles support breathing in the chest, ribs, upper back, and neck. That’s why when any of these areas are tight or having mobility issues; our breathing capacities can become restricted.
Also, a misaligned spine stops your nervous system from sending signals to your lungs. If they aren’t getting the message that your body needs to take in more air, they won’t.
Chiropractic care’s biggest focus is to regulate your nervous system by aligning the spine. Having a healthy and properly working nervous system will positively affect all aspects of your body.
Bonus Benefit: Increases your energy
Chiropractic care helps with sleeping issues and increases your energy by eliminating subluxations and restrictions in your spine that damage your sleep regulation process. Also, it relieves muscle aches and pains that may cause you to feel run down and tired.