When you have back pain or neck pain, it is typically a chiropractor’s care that you seek. But, chiropractic care is important for more than just your back and neck, it is an essential part of your overall wellness.
Fact 1: Chiropractic Care is not just “an adjustment”. It most directly deals with your spinal cord. Your spinal cord works directly with the nerve system. This nervous system is also what coordinates your body functions. It is of vital importance to translating the information that you get from the outside world to your body. Other treatments that can be offered include massage therapy, physical therapy and even acupuncture.
Fact 2: Stress tells your body to produce specific hormones. These hormones make you anxious and can cause chronic inflammation and immune suppression. This can lead to becoming physically ill and even to stopping the body from continuing to grow in a healthy way.
Fact 3: Getting chiropractic adjustments help the nerve system to stop producing hormones as part of its stress response. This helps to support the immune system and lower inflammation. Once this happens, the body begins to increase its production of endorphins, hormones that help support growth and wellness.
Fact 4: Stress is always, always, always around. It is a constant fixture in most people’s lives. The pressures of life add to the stressors until the body begins to shut down.
Fact 5: Continuous chiropractic care can help to keep the effects of the stress to a minimal amount. In addition, having continuous care can also keep your body less injury prone as it is properly aligned. Basic chiropractor care restores and maintains balance within the body.
What Can a Chiropractor Help With Beyond Neck and Back?
- Leg Pain
- Knee, Foot, Ankle Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Disorders
- Fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases
- Prenatal Discomfort
- ….and more
Medical care is usually sought just when we are sick. Chiropractic care can help you stay well, just like working out and eating well do. Seeing your chiropractor frequently is a good addition to any wellness plan for the whole family.
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