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The Many Reasons to See a Chiropractor

By Emily Lindholm

There are many reasons to see a chiropractor, and there are also many false beliefs out there that chiropractors are just here to crack our spines and necks.  The work of a chiropractor is advanced, and there are many varieties of benefits to seeing a chiropractor.  This article is to highlight all the things you may not know already about chiropractic care and the ways it can help.

Athletes Use Chiropractic Care Regularly

Not only do athletes experience aches and pains on a regular basis, but they're also prone to injuries.  Many athletic teams have their own chiropractors on sight to help with these issues on the daily.  The general athletic population seeks chiropractic care regularly as well, especially within the sports of golf, tennis, football, gymnastics, and swimming.

Chiropractic Care is Great for Pain Prevention

Many people consider going to the chiropractor only when there's pain, but the best way to utilize chiropractic care is to go regularly to prevent pain.  A chiropractor will help you to alleviate pain symptoms that are occurring, and once those symptoms are alleviated, regular chiropractic care will prevent those symptoms from occurring again.  

Nervous System Maintenance

Most of us live busy lifestyles, and stress can easily be a side effect of such hustle and bustle.  The brain needs the help of the nervous system to calm down, but often our nervous systems are out of whack due to high-pressure jobs, multi-tasking, family issues, or simply just societal pressures.  Chiropractic care will help to tune up the nervous system, where it will send positive signals to the brain.  

Illness Prevention

Chiropractic care is not just for aligning the joints, but it can also help prevent illness.  When the nervous system is relaxed, the body is better able to fight off germs and other invaders.  Plus, chiropractic care can reduce inflammation due to the onset of illness. They can also give advice on living a more healthy lifestyle.  

Assistance With Pregnancy

Chiropractic adjustments are for everybody, including pregnant women who are preparing for their labor.  Chiropractic adjustments can help to balance the pelvis and the uterus.  This creates less risk for the baby being breech.  In general, it can create more comfort for the mother during her pregnancy and greater ease during labor. 

Surgery Preparation

Chiropractic care can be beneficial for surgery preparation and also post-surgical support.  Help from a chiropractor can actually assist with less unwanted bleeding during surgery, less pain post-operation, and a reduced need for medications.  


Chiropractic care is for everybody, young and old.  The many reasons to see a chiropractor vary greatly, being highly beneficial for athletes, injuries, surgeries, pregnancy, and general wellness.

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

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