Is there more to Chiropractic Care than back pain?
Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Chiropractic care isn’t just about your spine. It involves the nervous system and every part of your body. The overall goal of chiropractic care is to improve musculoskeletal health, and assist the body in returning to balance. When a chiropractor improves your body’s biomechanical dysfunctions, you start to experience a host of unexpected benefits!
Improved immune function
A healthy immune system keeps viral and bacterial infections at bay. Your nervous system regulates cell functions, but even the slightest misalignment can interrupt the process, and this has a ripple effect on your immune system’s ability to fight off viruses. Bacteria and viruses (contrary to popular belief) are not the enemy. They are a necessary part of our lives and live in our bodies and environment. It is when our bodies become imbalanced that a bacteria or virus can settle in and give you a myriad of symptoms. And where do they settle in? The weakest part of the body. If you have a subluxation, say, in your cervical spine, these pathogens can settle in the weak area. Often times a chiropractic adjustment can correct this imbalance, and no longer give the pathogen a place to call home!
Through restoring balance to the body by correcting subluxations, the nerve flow to all the organs increases, and brings vitality back! Many people notice increased energy and a feeling of well being in a matter of minutes after a chiropractic visit.
Lowered blood pressure
Studies show that a chiropractic adjustment targets the nerves in your upper neck, which affect the bodies sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system. By correcting these subluxation some patients notice a decrease in their blood pressure.
The nerves running through your spine control your stomach functions. If the vertebrae are misaligned, subluxation, your nerves may signal for more acid. This leads to acid reflux, gas, and heartburn. With chiropractic care, the nerves in your thoracic spine are affected, which may ease stomach issues.
As we get older, balance can become a problem. While activities like tai-chi and regular exercise can help keep the core and legs strong, chiropractic care can also help improve your balance.
It’s been reported that chiropractic care may assist in healthier pregnancies and easier deliveries. Your body goes through momentous changes during pregnancy which impact the nervous system. Weight increases in the body’s core and ligaments in the pelvis loosen, placing increased pressure on your spine. Regular chiropractic sessions can ensure both a healthier mother and baby.
Pain and tension from a misaligned spine can result in sleepless nights. Chiropractic care can ease the pain and tension, activate the para-sympathetic (the "slow down" system) promoting relaxation and, ensure you enjoy a far more peaceful slumber.
Improved range of motion
Regular chiropractic care provides an improved range of motion, helping you to move easier and get through your daily activities with less effort.
These are just a few benefits as the list would be too long for this blog! If you are interested in restoring balance to your body and see what benefits you give us a call in our Ashland, MO office at 573-657-2500. Dr. Hoyle has over 40 years experience in Gonstead specific chiropractic care and specializes in chronic and difficult cases! The tough cases are his passion! Give us a call today!