Most people seek out chiropractic care when they’re suffering from back pain. This makes sense. It’s logical to expect that gentle realignment of the spine will help your body heal from the imbalances that cause back pain, but it can also help with many other, seemingly unrelated problems. In fact, you might be surprised by some of the unexpected ways your body could benefit from chiropractic adjustments. Here are five ways chiropractic care can help your body heal:
- Back Pain
One of the most obvious chiropractic benefits is back pain relief, but it’s a classic for a reason, right? Adjusting your spine will relieve all kinds of back suffering, from the neck problems that are associated with whiplash, all the way to persistent lower back pain, even in pregnancy. Because chiropractic care addresses the underlying structural issues causing back problems, it gives your body the chance to recover and heal in a way muscle relaxants never will.
- Other Body Pain
Think of the spine as the central structure that the rest of the body is built around. When the spine is out of alignment, that causes other misalignments, which translates to pain in different areas all through the body. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can be targeted to address problems in seemingly unrelated parts of the body. TMJ is a condition that causes frustrating, persistent pain and tension in the jaw. It often leads to headaches and tooth damage, and it is very difficult to treat. Another benefit of chiropractic care is that it is known to help decrease jaw pain and stiffness in people with TMJ. The same is true for other intractable and painful conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, and even chronic pelvic pain in women.
- System Regulation
The nervous system translates all the information from your brain to the rest of your body’s systems, so it makes sense that chiropractic benefits can extend to this source of feeling. Misalignment can impinge on the nerves carrying these messages, causing problems you might not expect. Chiropractic care has been shown to result in a reduction in high blood pressure, fewer headaches (even migraines), and even less anxiety. When all the systems of your body are able to communicate efficiently then everything works better.
- Hormonal Help
Particularly for women, hormonal levels can have a huge impact on health and happiness. When your body is able to regulate and balance hormones, everything feels better and works more efficiently. By now it probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that chiropractic care has been shown to be helpful for hormonal problems also. It can improve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, including the painful cramping known as primary dysmenorrhea. Again, we see that a body in balance is able to heal itself in ways you might not expect, and this realignment is a major benefit of chiropractic care.
- Improving Children’s Health
Research shows that chiropractic benefits even extend to dramatic improvements in children’s health. Looking at how kids respond to being adjusted illustrates the way the body can heal when spinal misalignment is taken care of. It has been demonstrated to even help children overcome primary nocturnal enuresis, otherwise known as bedwetting. When you consider the transmission of information from the brain to the bladder, it makes sense that better communication would improve this condition. What’s even more amazing is that when children with developmental delays were adjusted they showed improvement in motor dysfunction and cognitive delays. Again, we see that taking care of the spine has healing effects in ways you might not anticipate.
It can’t be overstated that a body in balance simply functions better in all ways. A properly adjusted spine is a vital first step to creating that balance. To experience multitude of chiropractic benefits and how 100% Chiropractic can help you experience the health and healing that your body is capable of, contact your local chiropractor.