Most people know of chiropractors as the specialists in back pain. But chiropractors also treat a number of ailments not related to the back, and benefits to chiropractic treatment can reach far beyond back and neck pain. The spinal cord is to home to nerves and reflexes that control other areas of our body, namely our limbs and organs. The premise of chiropractic is that a misaligned spine can affect other areas of our body. Put your body back in alignment to eliminate the associated problems and pain, too.
- Pain Relief for the Whole Body
Back and neck pain are the most common reasons to see a chiropractor but they are certainly not the only reasons to go. Problems like sciatica, headaches, frozen shoulder, and other pain that you can’t shake can be treated by a chiropractor. Painkillers treat only pain, while chiropractors work to resolve the root causes.
- Improved Posture–and Mood
Studies show that good posture does more than alleviate back pain. It can increase oxygen to your brain, elevate your mood, and boost your confidence. Proper alignment and good posture help you take in more oxygen which can improve cognitive functioning. Good posture is associated with increased confidence and mood, and fewer depressive symptoms.
- Stress Relief
Stress manifests in the body in a number of forms including aches, pains, and tight muscles. If you’ve ever had a relaxing massage, then you already know how effective it is to manually work stress out of your body. You can try to relax all you want, but sometimes you have to call in the experts. Releasing the stress in your body often eases the stress in your mind.
- Improve sleep
If you’ve ever suffered from back pain or tight shoulders, then you know how difficult it can be to get a good night’s sleep. Eliminating aches and pains, especially in your back, helps you fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer. Get higher quality sleep and wake up refreshed.
- Non-invasive Treatment & Preventive Care
The chiropractor can provide pain relief that doesn’t require surgery or medicine, and may even keep you from needing either. Muscle stiffness, pinched nerves, and other problems that arise from misalignment can lead to further problems down the road. Chiropractic treatment allows you to avoid medicinal side effects and surgical complications, while preventing issues from worsening further down the road.