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  • Writer's pictureDr. Thomas Harvey

How Chiropractic Can Improve Your Life

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, you know what they say about chiropractic care and life: Regular chiropractic adjustments result in good health.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a combination of manual therapy, exercises, and lifestyle changes to reduce pain, especially in the spine. Nerves are one of the most important tissues in the body responsible for regulating your heart rate, temperature, blood pressure, etc. the spine is full of nerves through which impulses are relayed from the brain to specific parts of the body and vice versa.

However, a lot of factors can damage spinal nerves. These include injuries, aging, lifestyle, congenital and degenerative syndromes, among others. Spinal nerve damage leads to various lifestyle and general health problems.

Chiropractic care aims to relieve musculoskeletal ailments, especially those in the spine, for an optimum functioning nervous system. The benefits of chiropractic care include:

Helps alleviate pain

Evidence from systematic reviews suggests that spinal adjustments may help with chronic low back pain and sub-acute back pain. It may very well be the most cost-effective treatment for low back pain.

In Spinal Manipulation Therapy, the practitioner uses his/her hands to manipulate and massage the spine, joints, cervical and soft tissues to alleviate neuro-musculoskeletal pain. Some anesthetics may be applied to put the patient under during the procedure.

Most patients have reported reduced pain intensity, less reliance on pain meds, and improved function after a series of chiropractic adjustments.

Can be used to treat neck pain

Spinal manipulation can alleviate throbs and twinges in patients with general neck pain. Thoracic spine manipulation helps loosen up cervical vertebrae joints reducing pain from tissue damage, pinched nerves, and repetitive straining without the need for medication.

Thoracic spine manipulation is a popular treatment for the whiplash because it alleviates pain and deals with the causes of the pain.

Improves flexibility

Nobody wants to live with pain in their life. In the very least, physical pain is an inconvenience and an expense. Not only will you feel really bad, but when in pain, you may not physically be able to go to school, work, earn money, and take care of your family. You may even need a caretaker and money to pay for their services and medications.

Chiropractic care can help you deal with the pain by adjusting your spine to remove restrictions for improved flexibility.

Boosts general health

Chiropractic care boosts spine health, which in turn leads to a better functioning nervous system and superb immunity to various ailments. Unlike conventional medicine, which only focuses on the disease, chiropractic care is a holistic treatment that deals with various musculoskeletal pains and their sources hence overall wellness.

Physical pain is part of human lives but turns out it doesn't have to be permanent. Chiropractic care, an alternative form of medicine, can be used to alleviate neuro-muscular pain, especially in the spine, and deal with pain sources. Just make sure to work with licensed and experienced chiropractors for optimum results.

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