Chiropractic Care Can Help the Entire Body
By Paul Rothbart
Chiropractic care has really come into its own. It is recognized by the medical community as a viable and effective form of treatment. The number of chiropractic patients has greatly increased as more and more people find relief. But there is still a consensus throughout much of the general population that chiropractors merely treat bad backs and sore necks. This is simply not the case. While it is true that chiropractors are trained to manipulate the spine and joints, the approach to this discipline is a holistic one. The body is viewed as a whole and treatments are designed to get all of it working well together.
In many ways, the spine is the center of the body. It is the main support structure for the skeleton. Hips and shoulders, which support limbs, are themselves supported by the spine. The backbone continues up through the neck and supports the head. The spinal cord is the main throughway of the central nervous system. Any problems with vertebrae, such as a subluxation or compression, can put pressure on nerves and cause pain anywhere in the body. Having the spine adjusted keeps the skeletal and central nervous systems functioning properly and this benefits health throughout the entire body.
I'm sure anyone would agree, a headache impacts everything. It's hard to focus or perform any task, even physical labor while suffering from a headache. Most headaches are caused by tension. Stress in the neck and back often are the culprit. Getting a chiropractic adjustment can relieve the source of the stress and may make the headaches stop. With fewer headaches, the patient feels better all around.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can create many conditions that have a negative impact on health. Research by George Bakris has shown that chiropractic upper cervical treatments may have the same effect on lowering blood pressure as taking two hypertension medications. In some patients the lower blood pressure lasted six months after just one adjustment. When blood pressure is at a health level, every system in the body benefits. It is one of the best ways to improve health.
Sleeping well is essential to good overall health. It is just not possible to be completely healthy if sleep is lacking. Studies have shown that many people sleep better after visiting a chiropractor. The relief of pains throughout the body makes relaxing and falling into a deep sleep easier. Chiropractic care may also reduce stress, another major obstacle to a good night's sleep.
Seeing a chiropractor regularly may keep your back and neck pain-free, as well as benefit the rest of your body, putting you in excellent health. Stopping in at The Joint Chiropractic may turn out to be one of the best moves you ever make, health-wise.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.