Most people associate a chiropractor with back pain relief. But do you know how chiropractic care can actually help improve your overall health? Chiropractors do a lot more than just help people with their back and neck pain. Even if you don't suffer from pain, relying on chiropractic care as a regular part of your self-care schedule has the potential to change the way you live your life.
The techniques used by a trained chiropractor can help with:
Strengthening your body's ability to heal injuries
Improving your immune system’s ability to fight germs and viruses
Making it easier to move and bend, even if you don’t have pain in a specific area
Improving how you feel overall, reducing pain and increasing energy
Most people don’t think chiropractic care can make these types of improvements. These can be achieved by using some of the following approaches.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Improve Your Health
Many headaches are caused by muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and back. As many as 90% of Americans self-report suffering from regular headaches – this can have a significant impact on your personal and professional life.
Seeing a chiropractor can help with identifying the reason you get headaches. He or She will likely be able to detect any muscular problems causing the pain. From there you can create a treatment plan together for your headaches that may not require much medication to be used, especially in the long-run.
Reducing Medication Use
Relying heavily on medication as a means to manage pain, even if that medicine is over-the-counter, is not a sustainable plan. It's a band-aid solution to a problem that often desperately needs to be addressed at the source, as a chiropractor would do.
People who integrate regular chiropractic care into their lives often have the opportunity to cut down on pain medications (or even stop using them entirely) due to the relief they find. The unpleasant side effects and long-term damage associated with medication can oftentimes be reduced for those who regularly see a chiropractor for pain prevention and management.
Reducing Joint Pain (Along with Back Pain)
Most of us are familiar with chiropractic care for the purpose of addressing back or neck pain, but it's more than that. It can also be used for treating knee, shoulder and hip pain. This pain could be caused by back problems; or, in some cases, there could be issues in these joints that the chiropractor can help with.
So many of us today are busy beyond belief – it's understandable that countless people suffer from low energy and are in search of ways to be more alert. Chiropractic care can help reduce tension and improve energy levels. A properly adjusted spine can also free up the nerves that run along to work more efficiently. This helps you feel more energetic and keeps your mind clearer.
Those who suffer from chronic pain also tend to experience increased energy once they find a treatment plan that works for them. Having years of pain and stress on the body eased can do wonders for boosting energy levels and increasing quality of life.
Chiropractic care can help improve your posture which can have more of an impact on your day-to-day life than you think. While much of the world’s population has posture problems, most of us don’t realize when we’re slouching, or even when we’re sleeping in a way that will make our back, neck or other joints hurt.
Hunching over causes strain on the neck and upper back – in fact, studies have shown that for every inch your head sticks out past its center of gravity, your neck needs to bear an additional ten pounds of stress. Teaming up with a chiropractor is a great way to make sure you sit, stand, and sleep with better posture in mind. This can also help reduce pain in the hips or other joints, free up your airways, and increase your range of motion.
, if you're interested in working with the Village Chiropractic team to improve your overall health. Dr. Thomas and his team have the experience and knowledge it takes to create effective, personalized treatment plans that help set you on the path towards a better life.
Whether you struggle with chronic pain, fatigue, migraines, or a host of other symptoms, partnering with the right chiropractor can help you reclaim control of your life and get to know your body better.