Do Healthy People Need a Chiropractor? Maybe you’re in pain. Maybe you’re not. Either way, numerous studies, including one by Men’s Health, evaluated the psychological, physical, and economic impact of common body and muscle aches and found that it costs the U.S. a whopping $200 billion each year. This accounts mostly for missed work time and for adequate treatment. If you’re in discomfort, a chiropractor may be able to help you get back on your feet. If you’re feeling great, a chiropractor could still have a positive impact on your health. Recently, chiropractic adjustments have gained momentum because of the variety of health benefits people experience. It also helps that celebrities like Lance Armstrong (the 7-time Tour de France Champion) and Tiger Woods (a renowned American professional golfer) use chiropractic care. This puts chiropractic care in the news and encourages more people to try it. Below we have compiled a list of some of the most impactful reasons to incorporate chiropractic care into your regular health routine. Each of these benefits has been supported by science. There is a common misconception that only those who suffer pain need spinal manipulation. But that is far from the truth. The benefits of regular chiropractic care extend well-beyond pain management. Here are the top reasons a healthy person should seek an adjustment.
1. Enhances Well-Being and Quality of Life
You take your car to the mechanic for regular oil changes and fluid checks even when the check engine light isn’t red. Regular routine chiropractic care is much like maintaining a vehicle (your body being the vehicle). Sometimes the “check engine” light is on and you have a certain ailment or something that feels out of place. Other times, even things that are less bothersome can have a profound impact on emotional and physical well-being. The longer the problem remains under the surface and unmanaged, the harder it is to control the emotional unrest. Chiropractic adjustments can be used as preventive care to keep things aligned and functioning properly. It can also be used to keep pain from getting worse. When your body’s spine is aligned, it can send an immediate relaxing sensation to the brain, capable of alleviating the stress from the affected area. In an article published by the National Institutes of Health, scientists assessed the impact of chiropractic care and quality of life in seven older adults. They suffered from non-musculoskeletal and musculoskeletal pain, which hindered their daily tasks. All of them received chiropractic care. By the end of the treatment, the volunteers noticed positive improvements in quality of life.
2. Better Functioning Immune System
In March 2020, the ICA (International Chiropractic Association) published a report stating that chiropractic care can improve immune function. Experts estimate that with spinal manipulations and a proper care plan, patients can boost the immune system through the central nervous system. Regular adjustments can encourage spinal health, support the nervous system, and restore joint function. A weakened immune system is a highly reported problem, especially among females in their 50s. Given the susceptibility to infections and invading pathogens, many have opted for chiropractic care as a natural alternative. Our chiropractic team has a holistic approach and sees regular chiropractic care as a part of a healthy lifestyle, paired with a proper long-term plan. We are here to restore the autonomic and endocrine systems with normal nerve function. We establish specific goals with a care plan tailored to the patient’s needs. The purpose of our long-term goals is to build (or restore) functional tolerance and independence for normal activities.
3. Easier Breathing and Asthma Control
Do the muscles in the upper back, neck, ribs, or chest ever feel tight? Do you find it difficult to breathe in freely and deeply? Then, your misaligned spine is most likely adding pressure to the lungs. Results from multiple studies showed that chiropractic adjustments provided more breathing improvements in asthmatic patients than following only the regularly subscribed medical doctor’s protocol. With each plan, chiropractic adjustments can provide even the healthiest patients with better chest expansion, flexibility, and comfort, allowing the body to take more air. By correcting spinal misalignment, a chiropractor can ease the restricted movement and amplify the lung capacity.
4. Greater Balance
Regular chiropractic adjustments could facilitate and strengthen trunk muscles, ease the pressure to the spine, and common aches. These benefits of regular chiropractic care could improve endurance, balance, and strength in some individuals, stated by the National Institutes of Health.
5. Enhanced Digestive System
By aligning the spine, our chiropractic team can help ease digestive complications. Therefore, chiropractic care may help the body process food quicker.
6. Solid Energy Boost
Although chiropractic care won’t act as a direct energy booster, as you might get from coffee or a caffeinated drink, it can have a positive impact on your energy level. By correcting the spine, you might be able to ease any discomfort and aches and boost your energy. Preventing pains before they happen helps you make the most of your day.
7. Healthier Pregnancy
When a mom’s nervous system and spinal function is in its best operating condition, it allows for optimal fetus development. Chiropractic treatment for pregnancy can also help work through the new pains and aches that come with a changing body, establish pelvic balance, and increase the chances of a healthy, vaginal birth.
8. Refined Range of Motion
Other than pain control, blood flow, and flexibility, chiropractic adjustments can aid in building balance, coordination, and range of motion. These benefits of regular chiropractic care can provide long-term ease.
When to Visit a Chiropractor?
Booking an appointment as a regular part of your health routine and for preventative care is a positive long-term decision for your body and mind! Even healthy people need chiropractic! Contact ADIO Chiropractic in Madison, WI to schedule a consultation and adjustment today!
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