Everyone knows what chiropractors are for, right? You have back pain and stiffness, you go in and get your spine adjusted and the pain feels better. They help with stiff necks, back aches, whiplash, slipped discs and the like. What many people don’t realize is that your whole body is connected to your spine, and with the right help, your mind and body are very capable of healing themselves from a wide variety of ailments. Here are five conditions that you may be surprised to find out can be helped with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care and Headaches
90% of all Americans suffer from headaches at some point. Sometimes the pain is persistent and throbbing, other times it can be sharp and agonizing. When these happen, most people pop an ibuprofen, lay down in the dark, and wait for it to end.
Why not visit a chiropractor? There’s a lot of research that shows spinal manipulation can help with headaches, most of which are connected to neck tension.
Anxiety and Stress
It seems that there’s more stress in our lives than ever before. Between tight scheduling, jobs, the expectations of others, even weather and traffic, we live in a constant state of stress and anxiety. Did you know that when you are highly stressed, you are more susceptible to getting sick? Also, since your spine is the root of your nervous system, adjusting it can reduce tension and help your body to manage stress and keep anxiety down, boosting your whole immune system.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness that causes the person to experience pain through their entire body. It causes mood swings, depression and a wide variety of physical and social problems. Chiropractors are specialists in the neuro-muscular-skeletal systems in your body and having your spine adjusted can help improve your nervous system functions, which helps your body recover from fibromyalgia symptoms.
Chiropractic can actually help to strengthen your body’s immune system! When your spine is misaligned it can cause the nerve passageways to become irritated and in turn affect your internal organs and overall neural control. Chiropractic care can allow your body to eliminate this condition, called subluxation.
There’s a belief that we get older we lose flexibility, but this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, if you simply accept stiffness and a loss in your range of motion, you can end up on a road to disability that could be avoided. Regular chiropractic can help to maintain and improve your flexibility and help keep your body at its peak into your golden years.
If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic and the ways in which it can help your body to heal itself, we are eager to help. Read a bit about chiropractic and back pain, then feel free to give us a call today for a consultation or answers to all of your questions.