Some people think of visiting the chiropractor as a one-time thing (such as following an injury), or as something you do occasionally but not necessarily with any regularity.
This is a real shame because consistent, ongoing chiropractic care can lead to a host of long-term health benefits that will improve your wellness for years to come.
Fewer Headache Symptoms
Who among us hasn’t struggled with the throbbing pains of a nasty migraine or even chronic headaches? While patients often visit a chiropractor to deal with back or neck pain (more on that below), a chiropractic professional can also help you take a load off when it comes to headaches, too.
A chiropractor’s ability to safely and gently adjust the spine, including the cervical (i.e. neck area) and thoracic (i.e. upper back area) spine, can lead to great wellness outcomes. Why is this?
The answer is simple: many headaches, including tension headaches, are caused or at least made worse by unhealthy amounts of pressure, tension, and stress on the nerves and muscle groups mentioned above. By relieving the pressure in these areas, a qualified chiropractor can reduce the pain and throbbing you experience thanks to recurring headaches.
Reduced Back and Neck Pain
One of the primary reasons people visit a chiropractor’s office is to find relief for chronic or acute back and neck pain, which is common among adults of all ages. This may be due to a specific injury, or it may be necessary following a long life of aches and pains.
Either way, chiropractors can provide holistic care to help you better manage your neck and back pain. As mentioned above, chiropractors use gentle spinal adjustments to relieve pressure in your joints and other pressure points.
By receiving this care, you can find relief for ongoing physical pain without running the risk of becoming reliant on opioid pain relievers or other medications for pain relief that are commonly prescribed for patients suffering from back pain.
In addition, if you find yourself on the older end of the age spectrum, you have a very good chance of spending less on treatment through chiropractic care than you would have through conventional treatment according to one study.
Less money overall for a less invasive treatment that produces good results? Yes, please!
Improved Posture, Balance, and Range of Motion
Apart from relieving pain and tension, regular chiropractic treatment can also give your posture a huge makeover and boost your ability to stay balanced and flexible.
Anyone who has suffered an injury or worked a sedentary desk job knows how easily poor posture and limited flexibility can creep into your life. By carefully restoring your misaligned spine through the use of neurological methods such as an advanced integrator tool, a chiropractor can realign your body toward better posture.
In addition, the relaxation and adjustment techniques used by the most experienced chiropractors can improve your overall range of motion. Improved posture and a superior range of motion, as well as healthier blood flow thanks to decreased joint pressure, all work in tandem to give you a better ability to maintain your balance throughout your daily activities.
Better Joint Health
As we get older, our joints stop treating us as nicely as they used to. This is especially true for folks who suffer from osteoarthritis pain, which is caused by bones rubbing together thanks to degraded cartilage in the joints of the body.
Many of the same chiropractic adjustment techniques that reduce chronic pain and improve posture also have overlapping benefits for your joint function and joint pain. While the matter is still being researched, a recent study found that chiropractic manipulation may be able to slow the progression of arthritic symptoms.
Chiropractic care does this by improving the quality of the tissue (including the cartilage and joint capsule) located at the troublesome joints.
Superior Athletic Performance
If you’re still at the age where you like to remain physically active through regular exercise and even sports, terms like “osteoarthritis” and “low-back pain” may seem like a foreign language. If that’s the case, you may be wondering exactly what the health benefits of chiropractic treatment are for you.
As a matter of fact, athletes at their physical peak often receive regular chiropractic adjustments. For instance, the men who compete in the grueling NFL season receive tens of thousands of regular adjustments during the regular season. And that’s not counting any off-season exercise or practice sessions!
Chiropractic treatment can reduce inflammation at the joints, aid in muscle recovery, lower blood pressure, and give physically active people the relief from tension their bodies need to heal properly. It may also correct disruptions of the nerve function that is necessary for proper lung function, thereby improving breathing.
Attention from a chiropractor is especially helpful for athletes who have suffered an injury during practice or play. So if you want to stay at the top of your game throughout life, get to a chiropractor’s office!
Protection Against Stress and Bodily Injury
All of these wellness benefits of chiropractic care combine to produce a result greater than the sum of their parts. Namely, they make your body more resilient against the ravages of stress and injury.
Improved flexibility, more robust joint health, better posture and balance, and healthy management of stress symptoms all work together to help you bounce back from unexpected physical setbacks. When your body is functioning at its best, you are better able to handle life’s more stressful moments.
Less stress means more optimal sleep, an improved chance of maintaining a healthy body weight, and possibly even better heart health. And fewer injuries mean fewer hospital visits and less time spent away from loved ones and the things you enjoy doing.
Contact Cornerstone Chiropractic Today to Schedule an Appointment
It doesn’t matter if you’re a young buck still playing high-level sports or an older person starting to feel your years. No matter your age, Cornerstone Chiropractic offers gentle, non-invasive adjustments aimed at maximizing your quality of life.
Our neurological-based chiropractic treatment focuses on your overall wellness. Give us a call or make an appointment online to start living pain-free!