Chiropractors offer more than just treatment for your back pain or a crick in your neck. They also have a long history of successfully treating many conditions that benefit the body, mind and spirit in multiple ways. Chiropractic adjustments increase blood flow to the brain and throughout the body, which can help those with neurological issues like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. They can also reduce inflammation and energize the body by removing stagnant blood and bringing fresh blood in.
For your body to function at peak performance, you need a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation is linked to health issues, such as impaired cognition, a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Brad Kern can help promote restful sleep by addressing any spinal misalignments. In addition, they can advise you on sleeping positions, mattresses, pillows and evening habits to help you get a better night’s rest. Correcting spine misalignments can improve nerve function, alleviate pain and relax your muscles, leading to a more restful sleep.
A chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation) is a hands-on technique that restores normal joint movement, decreases pain and improves the body’s overall function. You may hear a cracking sound, similar to cracking your knuckles, during the procedure; this is called joint cavitation and indicates the proper alignment of the joints.
Studies show that people who visit chiropractors are less likely to have their back pain symptoms return or worsen than those who don’t. It is because spinal adjustments relieve pressure on nerves that control pain.
Many people experience physical symptoms of stress, like back pain, muscle tightness, headaches, and fatigue. Chiropractic care can reduce these symptoms by reducing spinal misalignments and improving nervous system function.
In addition to alleviating physical symptoms, chiropractic adjustments can also trigger the release of positive hormones like oxytocin and neurotensin. These hormones help lower stress levels, encourage social bonding, and support healing. They greatly complement other stress-management strategies, such as meditation, exercise, and healthy eating habits.
Reduces Digestive Issues
The collaboration of several organs, such as the stomach and intestines, is necessary for the complicated digestion process. Spinal misalignments, or subluxations, can pressure these nerves and negatively impact digestion. When a spinal adjustment is delivered, the expert chiropractor restores proper spine and joint alignment to alleviate pressure on these nerves. It allows them to relay regulatory information from the brain to the digestive organs more effectively. This healthy communication supports a gut-brain connection that may improve digestion and prevent digestive issues.
Lowers Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is dangerous because it increases heart disease and stroke risk. Stress is a major cause of high blood pressure, and chiropractic adjustments can reduce it by relieving tension throughout the body. Adjusting the Atlas vertebra (the top bone in the spine) produced a blood pressure drop equivalent to taking two medications. And it lasted for months! Regular spinal adjustments can also improve balance and mobility, which can help lower blood pressure in the long run.
Boosting energy is one of the main benefits of chiropractic care. When the body is battling chronic pain, it must work overtime to combat it, which leaves little energy for other things. Regular adjustments can improve nerve function and allow the central nervous system to function properly. It will enable the body to utilize power more effectively and lower stress hormones affecting immune function. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can lower blood pressure and are often as effective as medication. It is particularly true for pregnant women who seek relief from morning sickness and smoother labor and delivery.
Posture may seem small to some, but it greatly impacts your health. A chiropractor will focus on spinal manipulation to eliminate joint restriction, resulting in a healthier spine and good posture. When the body is aligned properly, it can better fight off bacteria and viruses to prevent illness. It increases patients’ “health esteem” and allows them to adopt lifestyle adjustments resulting in the highest possible quality of life.
Symptoms like pain, fatigue and anxiety can negatively affect mental health. A healthy spine can reduce these symptoms, improving mood and making it easier to focus on everyday tasks. Spinal manipulations can eliminate spinal misalignments that irritate nerves. It enables the neurological system to work at its best, delivering distinct messages that improve mood. Chiropractic care also triggers the release of feel-good hormones, such as oxytocin and cortisol. These hormones can help reduce stress and encourage social bonding, boosting overall mental health.