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Chiropractic Benefits Other Than Back Pain

By Paul Rothbart

Chiropractic care is well known as effective treatment for back and neck pain. Most people, if they haven't tried seeing a chiropractor, know someone who does. Those patients tend to be very happy with the results. But a chiropractor can treat more than just back and neck issues. Although not as commonly known, there are other health issues that chiropractic may be able to help you with. Here are some things regular chiropractic treatments may relieve.

Headaches

Headaches are extremely common and very painful. It's hard to concentrate or get anything done while suffering with one. Migraines are especially painful. There are a number of causes of headaches, but they are often related to tension in the spinal column. The pain and stress find their way up to the base of the skull and can cause a headache. With its ability to relieve distress in the spinal column, a chiropractic adjustment may eliminate headaches right from the source. Fewer headaches mean not only, less pain, but greater productivity.

Stress and Anxiety

When the body doesn't feel right, the mind tends to follow. Anxiety is often caused by worry over health. Experiencing pain is stressful and sets the brain to going over all kinds of health scenarios. By helping the body feel better, stress and anxiety can be greatly reduced. A chiropractor can place the spine and joints into proper alignment. This can reduce pain significantly and create a sense of well being that may provide relief from stress and anxiety. Healthy body, healthy brain.

Fatigue

Let's face, being in constant pain is exhausting. Energy that could be used to accomplish daily tasks is sapped away in trying to manage aches and soreness. Anything that relieves pain can reduce fatigue. A chiropractic adjustment can help the body function better and reduce pain. This may cut down fatigue and help you feel energetic. Not feeling tired is a wonderful thing. A good chiropractor may help achieve that.

Sleep

Another factor that contributes to fatigue is poor sleep. It is not possible to awaken fully refreshed after a night of tossing and turning and insomnia. The cause of inability to sleep is often pain in various parts of the body. Worry does not allow the mind to shut down and sleep. Chiropractic care, by reducing chronic pain, may also lessen worry and that can improve sleep.

A chiropractor fixes misalignments in the back and neck. Everyone knows that. But other maladies may be helped by regular chiropractic treatment. Consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic. No appointment is necessary and it might improve your quality of life.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Ramon, Calif.

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