Chiropractic care may be famous for relieving pain but that’s just a fraction of what it can really do for you. So if you seek chiropractic care just for plain relief that like going to a popular coffee shop for plain black coffee. Here are the other things you can benefit from this alternative treatment that you could be missing out on.
1. Improves Sports Performance
World renowned athletes like Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Derek Parra, and Jerry Rice swears by chiropractic care! Not only because it’s an effective way to prevent and treat injury without needing surgery, but also because regular visit to the chiropractic clinic have enhanced their personal and athletic performance.
2. Alleviates Headache
Most often than not, headaches is caused by poor posture, especially when sitting in front of the computer for too long. Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce the duration and lower the intensity of headache by reducing or eliminating forward head posture and restoring the natural curve of the body. (1)This alleviates the pressure in the back, shoulders, and neck and relieves headache in the process.
3. Stimulates Immune System
Our body has an innate ability to fight illness and health itself. However, this ability sometimes fails to work because subluxations are hindering the brain and body communication. A chiropractor can remove that hindrance using chiropractic adjustments which then improves function of both nervous and immune system. (2)
4. Natural Pain Reliever
Whether it’s back pain, neck pain, or headache the pain can really be debilitating and can affect the quality of your life. Instead of reaching for the bottle of pain medication, chiropractic care is a much more effective not to mention longer lasting solution. Pill only numb the pain for a couple of hours, chiropractic care on the other hand treats the root cause of the problem and prevents it from coming back. (3)
5. Helps Make Pregnancy As Comfortable As Possible
Pregnancy is one of the most fulfilling experiences in a woman’s life. But it can also be very uncomfortable, painful, and dangerous for both the mother and baby. Chiropractic care can help manage symptoms of nausea, relieve back, neck, or joint pain, reduce time of labor and delivery, and prevent potential caesarean delivery. (4)
6. Lessens Dependency On Medication
Disturbingly, a lot of people today rely on medication for a lot of things. Sleeping pills, pain medication, mood disorder prescriptions are just some of them. Unlike medicine, chiropractic care can help with these issues without risks of side-effects and overdose. (5)
7. Normalize Blood Pressure
Compared to placebo-treated patients, those who underwent chiropractic treatment experienced an average 14mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure and an average 8 mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure. (6)
8. Prevents Surgery
Patients suffering from back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow often feel like surgery is their last hope when they think they’re tried everything but resulted to no success. However, studies have shown that chiropractic care can help improve their condition without needing surgery. (7)
9. Helps Prevent The Progression Of Scoliosis
People suffering from scoliosis often have to deal with restrictive braces or dangerous surgeries in order to treat the condition. But often time those don’t really help eliminate the pain nor solve the problem. But a study have shown that after completion of multimodal chiropractic rehabilitation treatment 28 scoliosis patients reported improvement not just with pain but as well as Cobb angle and disability. (8)
10. Treats Sciatica
Chiropractic adjustments resulted in a 72 percent success rate in treating sciatica and related symptoms compared to the 20 percent success from physical therapy and 50 percent from corticosteroid injections, according to the European Spine Journal published the findings from a clinical trial last year. (9)
- https://drjockers.com/bad-posture-bad-health/ & https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4679711/
- https://www.chironexus.net/2013/04/video-chiropractic-prevents-the-need-for-back-surgery/ & https://www.thejoint.com/minnesota/woodbury/woodbury-32004/non-invasive-treatment-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-w & https://www.winchesterhospitalchiro.com/lateral_epicondylitis.html