Medications and injections offer quick relief from stubborn musculoskeletal conditions, however these options are temporary and only address the pain rather than the source of that pain. Making visits to the chiropractor part of your routine can offer long term relief from these issues and can even prevent more severe pain down the road. These are some surprising, but proven, long-term benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments:
Better sleep: Misalignments in the spine have been linked to a decrease in energy and even to chronic fatigue. Seeing a chiropractor regularly can ensure these misalignments are not interfering with proper sleep. Additionally, an aligned spine will result in improved hormone balance which is also a known cause of unrestful sleep. For these reasons, chiropractic can also lead to more energy.
Improved balance and coordination: Studies have shown that routine chiropractic care can improve balance. Receiving chiropractic adjustments leads to a decrease in inflammation and tension in the spine. This gives you a noticeably improved range of motion. Further, arthritis and conditions like it can hinder mobility and coordination. Fortunately, chiropractic has been shown to improve pain from arthritis by restoring the motility to joints, consequently improving balance and coordination. This also means you will be less prone to injuries as a better balance will help avoid falls or slips.
Stronger immune system: The body can be compared to a machine in the way that when one part isn’t functioning as well as it could, it impacts another part and soon the whole machine isn’t as optimal as it could be. When your vertebrae are out of alignment, this can irritate essential nerves responsible for immune system regulation. Regular care from a chiropractor can relieve the pressure on nerves, restoring their function in supporting the immune system.
Chiropractic care is concerned with all systems of the body functioning together in harmony. The benefits of chiropractic have a positive ripple affect that you will notice in your wellbeing both short and long-term.