Beyond Back Pain: Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care
By Sara Butler
Chiropractors are known the world over for their ability to diagnose and treat conditions related to the spine, but chiropractic treatment can actually have a huge impact on your overall health. Chiropractic adjustments don’t just benefit the spine. Here are just a few of the ways chiropractic adjustments can impact your health for the better!
Lowering Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a serious health issue that can have serious consequences for your health. Chiropractic adjustments have been found to lower blood pressure through realigning the vertebrae in the neck and allowing your body to regulate itself.
According to WebMD, studies have found that regular chiropractic adjustments can lower the blood pressure of the patient significantly over the course of treatment. So, if you suffer from high blood pressure, it’s definitely something you should discuss with your chiropractor!
Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is quite common these days, often the result of an injury from overuse that impacts the median nerve in the wrist, causing pain and discomfort. According to the American Chiropractic Association, appropriate adjustments to precise vertebrae in the neck have been found to help relieve some of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is a natural and often effective way to help resolve carpal tunnel symptoms without surgical intervention.
If the adjustments of the neck do not relieve the symptoms, then other joints in the upper body can be assessed to see if they are the root of the problem causing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Assisting with Bedwetting
If your child has an issue with wetting the bed or you have issues with incontinence, chiropractic may be able to help. The issue may be rooted in a problem with the alignment of the lower spine and the hips. Once the interference in the form of a misalignment is resolved, then your body should be able to work as it should, allowing your bladder to function optimally as well. According to the American Chiropractic Association, several studies have shown that manual spinal adjustments have helped with bladder issues.
You may be surprised about some of the conditions chiropractors can treat. The truth is that every single part of your body is controlled by your central nervous system, and the central nervous system happens to be the expertise of your chiropractor. That’s why if you are suffering from a condition, it’s always worth mentioning to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic to see if they can offer you some relief.