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Reasons to Visit Your Local Chiropractor

By Emily Lindholm

Americans are increasingly becoming more attracted to alternative forms of healthcare.  As American health issues are becoming more complex and conventional healthcare becomes more expensive, people are less afraid to pay out of pocket these days.  The benefit to this alternative healthcare is becoming more affordable for everybody.  

Chiropractic care is one of many alternative methods that is becoming more popular and more affordable than it used to be.  A chiropractor uses the method of manipulating the spine to bring the body back into alignment.  Chiropractic care is based on the idea that your body can heal itself, and these manipulations allow the body to do so.  

What Can Chiropractic Care Help With?

Chiropractic care focuses on the spine but, depending on the issue, focuses on other parts of the body as well.  In certain ways, chiropractic care can be similar to physical therapy, or at least a great complement to physical therapy.  Both of them are often recommended together in conjunction with one another.  

Chiropractic treatment can be beneficial for:

  • Bones
  • Cartilage
  • Connective tissue
  • Joints
  • Muscles

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Studies have shown that 70 million American adults experience some form of chronic pain.  Chiropractic treatment can be a very effective pain management option.  Chiropractic treatment can also help with headaches and symptoms related to certain autoimmune disorders, such as fibromyalgia.  Here are some other reasons to visit your local chiropractor.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common complaints chiropractors see today, due to the amount of time people are spending looking down at their phones or working at their desk.  There is even a phrase for it, "tech neck."  Chiropractic treatment can help ease neck pain by aligning the cervical spine and easing tension in the neck muscles.  Studies have shown that it may, in the short-term, increase the production of neuropeptides, proteins found in your nervous system that function as neurotransmitters.

Posture

Poor posture is common, especially amongst those who spend a large majority of their day sitting.  Chiropractic care can help improve posture along with the pain relief treatment is serves along the way.  A chiropractor might also offer their expert suggestions for certain exercises or changes in lifestyle to help with better posture.  

Athletic Performance

Athletes often go for visits to chiropractors to maintain their levels of performance and manage any pain that is occurring due to overwork of certain muscle groups.  Chiropractic treatment is also great for helping with any past or current injuries so that the athlete can continue performing at their optimal performance level.  

Conclusion

Chiropractic care is now accessible and affordable to everyone, and it's one alternative medicine option that can offer a wide range of benefits.  Chiropractors serve to help all kinds of people, including desk workers, athletes, women during pregnancy, and even children.  If you experience any form of chronic pain or concerns related to posture, visit a chiropractor today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Reno, Nev.

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