Most people know chiropractors can help reduce or eliminate back pain and neck pain, but that’s just part of what they do. Regular chiropractic care can improve your health and wellness in many other ways, too.
Led by Barbara Adonis, DC, the team at Easy Reach Chiropractic offers targeted chiropractic adjustments and related therapies to help patients of all ages optimize their wellness and lead their best lives. Here are seven ways a chiropractic adjustment could help you.
#1: Sleep better
Nearly three-quarters of Americans suffer from sleep problems, spending their days feeling fatigued, moody, and unfocused. Over time, sleep problems increase your risk for serious medical issues, like heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
Chiropractic adjustments support healthy sleep by reducing strain on your back and neck while reducing painful inflammation. In combination with better sleep hygiene practices, regular chiropractic adjustments could be what your body needs to capture those all-important Zs.
#2: Move easier
Your spine and the nerves it contains are involved in every movement you make. If your spine is out of alignment, nerve compression or irritation can cause chronic or acute pain that can limit movement or even interfere with sleep.
Chiropractic adjustment optimizes the position of your vertebrae and reduces nerve compression that can cause pain. Plus, regular adjustments may help improve your range of motion and flexibility, too.
#3: Relieve headaches
When your upper spine is out of alignment, uneven stress and strain build up in the muscles that support your neck and head. Increased tension is a major cause of tension headaches, one of the most common types of headaches.
By realigning your vertebrae, chiropractic adjustments aim to rebalance forces on your muscles and other connective tissues. Adjustments also improve circulation to help reduce inflammation and flush out toxins.
#4: Manage arthritis symptoms
Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis and the joint pain and stiffness it causes. Chiropractic adjustments help improve circulation to affected joints, reducing inflammation that can lead to further joint damage. Adjustments may also improve mobility and range of motion in arthritic joints.
#5: Reduce muscle tension
Muscle tension is a natural consequence of feeling stressed, and for most of us, stress is a part of daily living. When muscles get tense, it can cause a lot of pain and mobility issues throughout your body.
By focusing on areas of tension and tender “trigger points,” chiropractors can relieve built-up tension to relieve painful symptoms and improve circulation for better healing. Adjustments can also be combined with deep massage for better overall wellness.
#6: Improve your balance
Balance issues become more common with age, and so do dizziness and vertigo. Chiropractic adjustments of your upper spine aim to ensure proper alignment of your vertebrae in this key area, helping prevent nerve irritation that can lead to balance issues. Better balance is important at every age, but especially as you get older and falls become more common.
#7: Enhance athletic performance
Professional and elite Olympic athletes routinely use chiropractors to help improve their physical wellness, as well as their athletic performance. Athletes depend on the health and function of their musculoskeletal system to perform at their best. As specialists in musculoskeletal issues and injuries, chiropractors have the skills and experience to help treat and prevent injuries in all types of sports.
Custom treatment for better health
One of the best things about chiropractic treatments at our practices in Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is that they can be completely customized based on your symptoms, your medical history, your lifestyle, and other factors. To learn how the team at Easy Reach Chiropractic can help you stay healthy, book an appointment online or over the phone today.