It is very likely that you are familiar with chiropractic care and understand that it involves spinal adjustments. Many people receive chiropractic care for back and neck pain, headaches, and other discomforts they may be experiencing. But there are many benefits that chiropractic care could provide you that are unique and likely unexpected.

While most people associate chiropractic care with pain relief, it could provide you with so many more benefits. At Active Family Chiropractic in Meridian, we use chiropractic care to help families stay active, happy, and able to do the things they love to do most. Our gentle techniques don’t involve popping or twisting and can be beneficial for children, men, women, and pregnant women.

In this blog, we wanted to discuss some of the benefits that chiropractic care could provide you. Read on to learn more and be sure to make an appointment at Active Family Chiropractic.

Relieves Neck and Lower Back Pain

This may be an obvious benefit, but we wanted to touch on it a bit more. Lower back pain and neck pain are extremely common, but this doesn’t mean you have to live with the pain. While surgeries and medications can be used to alleviate pain, these methods could potentially be dangerous or unhealthy.

Chiropractic adjustments are another method of ridding your body of lower back and neck pain. It is a noninvasive technique that can help you better manage your pain at a more affordable price. This means you won’t have to give an arm and a leg to be able to experience less pain.

Treats Scoliosis

Chiropractic care can also help with scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine has an abnormal curvature. This curve in the spine may cause pain, abnormal posture, trouble breathing, and a reduction in your range of motion. While there are only a few treatment options for scoliosis, chiropractic has been shown to help people with this spinal condition.

When you combine chiropractic care with physical therapy, it could help treat scoliosis and prevent the progression of the condition as well. The effectiveness of chiropractic care and physical therapy treatments will differ from person to person, but it has been shown to be a beneficial treatment option.

Triggers Ability to Heal

Chiropractic care may help boost your immune system and allow your body to resist viruses and disease. This type of care improves your health naturally and it stimulates your body’s ability to heal, which allows you to stay healthy and fight off disease, rather than other forms of care, which simply treat symptoms of disease. Chiropractic care may be able to keep you healthier and feeling better.

Reduces Blood Pressure

A study from the Human Journal of Hypertension, which is mentioned in a USA Today article, found the chiropractic adjustment could provide the same effects as certain blood pressure medications to people who are suffering from high blood pressure. This study also found that the effects would last up to six months after the adjustment.

Chiropractic adjustments are a great choice over blood pressure medications because some of these high blood pressure medications can have negative side effects, including:

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety

If a chiropractic adjustment can give you similar results as these medications, without the negative side effects, it could be worth it to give chiropractic care a try. Chiropractic care has also been shown to help those with low blood sugar as well!

Reduces Other Pains

While one of the most well-known benefits of chiropractic care is reducing back and neck pain, these spinal adjustments can help to alleviate pain in other areas of the body as well. The spine is basically the central structure of your body, it affects every other part of your body. If your spine is out of alignment, your entire body may experience those effects. A misaligned spine may lead to a hip issues, which leads to knee problems, which may end up leaving your ankle in pain.

An article from 100% Chiropractic mentions that research has found that chiropractic adjustments can be used to target other problems or conditions that seem to have no connection to the spine. TMJ, a painful condition of the jaw, has been found to improve with chiropractic adjustments. TMJ can lead to headaches and tooth damage, but chiropractic care can decrease jaw pain and stiffness in people with TMJ. this is just one example of another condition that can be treated or improved with chiropractic care. Some others include carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic pelvic pain in women.

If you have a condition or pain that you are having trouble getting rid of, it may be worth talking to your doctor about whether or not chiropractic care could help you. You can also contact our office to learn how we could help you!

Improves Body Function

Chiropractic care can help improve a variety of different body functions. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help increase blood flow to the brain, which can help improve the brain’s functions. The flow of cerebrospinal fluid can also be increased through chiropractic care, which can help people who are suffering from neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Chiropractic care can also help improve the functionality of the body’s systems. Since the nervous system translates all of the information from the brain to the rest of the body, a misalignment in the spine can affect the nerves carrying messages, which will likely cause problems. With chiropractic adjustment, all the systems of your body work better because they are able to communicate more effectively. Chiropractic care has been shown to result in fewer headaches, reduced high blood pressure, and even a reduction in anxiety.

Helps With Hormones

Hormones can affect a lot in both health and mental wellbeing, especially in women. If your body does not regulate or balance hormones as it is supposed to, you can experience some issues. Chiropractic adjustments can be helpful with hormonal problems as well. These adjustments can work to regulate and balance your hormone levels, allowing you to feel better. Chiropractic care can improve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, such as painful cramps.

Improve Children’s Health

Many people do not realize that chiropractic care can be used to improve a child’s health. However, there are many health benefits that adjustments can provide to children. Research has shown that chiropractic care can even help with primary nocturnal enuresis, better known as bedwetting. There are three other conditions that can be improved with chiropractic care. These include:

  • Colic
  • Acid Reflux
  • Ear Infections

Chiropractic adjustments may be able to reduce the symptoms of colic as well as improve the gut-brain connection, which can help with acid reflux and ear infections. This will help your child feel better. Since chiropractic care can also help boost the immune system, it can also help your child avoid other infections.

Some Other Benefits

While these are some of the main benefits that can be experienced through chiropractic care, there are several other benefits that you may be able to enjoy with an adjustment. Some of these additional benefits include:

  • Improved athletic performance
  • Reduced symptoms of vertigo
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Reduced sciatica pain
  • Improved mobility

Chiropractic care is a wonderful, natural way to heal the body and enjoy a variety of different benefits. While most people believe that chiropractic care can only benefit those with back or neck pain, it can offer so much more than that.

If you want to try a chiropractic adjustment to see how it can benefit you, be sure to contact Active Family Chiropractic today! We use gentle techniques that don’t involve popping or twisting, which can be scary for some people. You can learn more about our services and the techniques that we use to better understand what makes us different.

Make an appointment today and experience the benefits the chiropractic care can offer you!