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Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

You’ve probably seen some of the thousands of videos on social media about chiropractors and how they adjust our bodies. Many find them very addicting!  Hearing the satisfying cracks from adjusting certain parts of the body, you can’t help but feel that your body could use some of that attention. But we understand that with that excitement also comes some fear, intimidation, and maybe even some confusion over what chiropractic adjustments do.

It might leave you wondering about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments and if they are worth having. Short answer: Yes, they are worth having, and yes, they have excellent advantages for our health.

Read on as we share the benefits of chiropractic adjustments with Mobile Wellness Care.

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are a therapeutic treatment where licensed chiropractors use their hands or in some cases specialized instruments, to manipulate their clients’ joints. This treatment is also known as spinal or joint manipulation. The goal is to gently realign joints back to where they are supposed to be.  This helps decrease pain while increasing range of motion.

Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments that can help just about anyone!

 

Headache Relief

Tension headaches and migraines are two common conditions that chiropractors treat. Many patients report that chiropractic treatments have helped reduce the severity and frequency of their migraines and tension headaches.

A study found that about 25% of individuals who have had chiropractic adjustments to treat their headaches had a 90% drop in the frequency of their headaches. The study also showed that 50% of respondents experienced a reduction in how intense their headache pain was.

One review of six studies focusing on evaluating the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustment concluded the treatment could help reduce migraine intensity and frequency.

 

Lower Blood Pressure

A study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension found that chiropractic adjustments have a similar effect in improving blood pressure compared to blood pressure maintenance medication. Many individuals prefer chiropractic adjustments, a noninvasive treatment, over medicinal approaches because of the latter’s side effects, such as nausea, anxiety, dizziness, and fatigue.

Besides lowering blood pressure, chiropractic care can also help increase blood flow to the brain. A properly aligned spine will help increase circulation throughout the whole body, including the brain. It can also help provide relief for those with neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis or epilepsy.

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Low Back and Neck Pain

Neck and lower back pain are two common and irritating side effects from work, sports and just every day living.   It may be from overexerting our bodies or simply sitting in front of the computer all day.

Fortunately, studies show that chiropractic adjustments can offer moderate and short-term pain relief for the back. One study looked into the effects of adding chiropractic adjustments to medical interventions for lower back pain and found that chiropractic care helped with pain intensity, satisfaction, and disability.

A systematic review of six studies evaluated chiropractic care for treating lower back pain, finding evidence that it may be as effective as physical therapy.

As for neck pain, a British study randomly selected 185 patients experiencing neck pain to undergo general practitioner care, physiotherapy, or chiropractic adjustment for one year. The results showed that chiropractic care had faster recovery times compared to the others.

 

Help with Sciatica

Sciatica is a pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back to the feet. A double-blind trial showed that chiropractic treatments’ active manipulation offered more benefits than using electrical muscle stimulation.

Those who underwent active manipulation experienced fewer days of pain as well as other symptoms. Moreover, there were no adverse effects.  It is important to note, however, that these results may not apply to every kind of sciatica and back pain issue.

 

Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation is a common reason behind muscle tension, pain, and joint issues. Chiropractic adjustments have been known to help reduce chronic inflammation, which also helps relieve joint and back pain.

 

Enhanced Flexibility and Balance

Tight muscles can restrict movement and regular chiropractic adjustments help loosen those muscles so you can perform daily activities without pain or difficulty. Moreover, chiropractic care can help with coordination and balance, keeping the nervous system in good shape.

With better flexibility and balance comes improved athletic performance and reduced inflammation.  In addition, better flexibility and balance reduces the likelihood of experiencing sports-related injuries.

Chiropractic adjustments may also help correct poor posture and improve it in the long run.

 

Boost Immunity

Your immune system figts off infection and illnesses, and its function may be interrupted by a misaligned spine! That’s why chiropractic adjustments may aid in boosting one’s immunity.

Moreover, adjustments may help reduce allergy symptoms resulting from exaggerated immune responses that can come from a misaligned spine that is interfering with brain signals.

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

Improve Digestion

Problems with the nervous system that arise from misaligned vertebrae in the middle back, or thoracic spine can result in gas, heartburn, or acid reflux. Chiropractic care can realign the appropriate vertebrae, thus easing these digestion issues.

 

Healthy Pregnancy

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to ease morning sickness and pregnancy pain and even help with making labor and delivery easier.

 

Sleep Better

Chronic pain and muscle tension because of a misaligned spine can negatively affect one’s sleep patterns. A realigned spine will lessen any pain and other symptoms, so you can focus on getting more sleep instead of the discomfort you feel.

 

Wrapping It Up

Anyone can get a chiropractic adjustment, whether children or older adults. You can reap the many benefits this treatment offers as long as you stay consistent with your care and choose a reputable chiropractor.

So, what are you waiting for? Set an appointment with a licensed chiropractor and get the adjustment your body deserves now!

Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments

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