Unexpected Benefits of Chiropractic Care
By Sara Butler
Most people end up seeing a chiropractor because they are experiencing pain and discomfort in their back or neck. Chiropractors are experts when it comes to the spine, but the good news for you is even if you see a chiropractor for issues solely surrounding your back or neck, you are still reaping a host of other benefits. Here are a few of the health benefits of chiropractic people aren’t familiar with.
Many patients begin chiropractic care and eventually notice an improvement with digestive issues they may have been having for some time as well. From irritated bowels to troubled tummies, research has found that adjustments to the lower and middle spine can help to resolve misalignments that might be putting pressure on the nerves that contribute to digestion. When these misalignments are fixed and the pressure is taken off, the digestive system can work uninterrupted.
Improved Heart Health
A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic patients often find their heart rate decreases after an adjustment. This can be very beneficial to people who have heart-related health issues by bringing their heart rate and blood pressure within normal ranges. In fact, some studies have even found that just one visit to a chiropractor can have the same impact on blood pressure as taking a blood pressure pill!
If you’re having a difficult time having a baby, chiropractic may just be able to help! If you are having issues with communication in your central nervous system due to misalignments of the spine, when those misalignments are removed and the function restored to different areas of your body then, it could lead to a better chance of having a baby. The American Pregnancy Association even recommends chiropractic care to women with fertility issues. And once you’re pregnant you can continue chiropractic care to keep you healthy while pregnant, too!
As you grow older your balance may become more of an issue. It’s important to incorporate balance-based activities into your days such as dance or tai chi as you grow older, and keep your leg muscles strong. Chiropractic care may be able to help with balance too. Chiropractic patients report less dizziness and fewer balance issues.
There are more advantages to chiropractic care beyond how it impacts the health of your spine! If you want to find out more about the benefits of regular chiropractic care or you are struggling with a health issue and are curious how chiropractic may be able to help, talk to your friendly chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic to find out more! Your health and wellness are waiting!