Most people know chiropractic treatments can help relieve many types of acute and chronic pain, but there are other benefits that aren’t as well known. Learning what those benefits are can help you understand why having regular chiropractic care is one of the best ways to maintain health and wellness at every age.
As a leading chiropractic and physical therapy practice in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Easy Reach Chiropractic offers an array of chiropractic services aimed at helping patients enjoy their best lives. In recognition of National Chiropractic Health Month, Barbara Adonis, DC, and Heather Previll, PT, DPT, review some of the lesser-known benefits of state-of-the-art chiropractic treatment.
1. Improved cognitive function
Your central nervous system (CNS) is composed of your brain and the nerves in your spinal canal. When your spine is out of alignment, it has a direct impact on the CNS and its function. Chiropractic adjustments align your spine to keep nerve communication optimized, improving your memory, your concentration, and your ability to think and reason.
2. Enhanced immunity against diseases
Your central nervous system has a direct effect on your immune system responses. Maintaining normal nerve communication pathways through routine chiropractic adjustments supports immune system function, potentially reducing your risk of disease and infection.
3. Better quality sleep
Quality sleep is essential for overall health and wellness, yet many of us find it hard to get the sleep we need — especially as we get older. Making chiropractic adjustments part of your health routine can improve your sleep by eliminating aches and pains that can interrupt sleep and impair your restfulness.
4. Improved digestive health
Your nervous system plays an important role in the digestive process. When your spine is out of alignment, it can affect the way your gastrointestinal system functions, resulting in belly pain and other problems. Chiropractic care can help manage and avoid chronic and acute issues, like acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, and painful bloating.
5. Increased energy
Many people report increased energy levels and decreased feelings of fatigue following a chiropractic treatment. That could be because adjustments realign your spine, improving communication between your brain and the rest of your body and helping your nervous system work more efficiently.
6. Better posture
Most of us spend a lot of time hunched over our laptops, keyboard, and phones, followed by hours slumped in front of the TV. All that hunching and slumping takes a toll on your posture, and that can lead to chronic neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Regular chiropractic adjustments correct spinal misalignment to improve your posture and reduce your risk of discomfort now and in the future.
7. Decreased stress
Even minor aches and pains can cause a lot of stress and make it harder to cope with the anxieties of daily living. Chiropractic adjustments relieve tension that can lead to pain, while also promoting an overall sense of well-being.
8. Improved athletic performance
There’s a reason why many athletes turn to chiropractic care to stay on top of their game: Regular spinal adjustments improve balance, coordination, range of motion, and flexibility, too. Plus, chiropractors can address sports injuries and help you prevent injuries in the future.
Make chiropractic care a regular part of your healthcare routine
Good health is of paramount importance at every stage of life. Regular chiropractic care provides your body with the resources it needs to optimize wellness, while also improving your quality of life. To learn more, request an appointment online or over the phone with the team at Easy Reach Chiropractic today.