Most people never consider visiting a chiropractor until they begin experiencing pain. However, the benefits of visiting a chiropractor go far beyond immediate pain relief and have a wide range of health-promoting effects.
The main goal of chiropractic care is to improve your overall skeletal-muscular health. Chiropractors work to improve the body’s biomechanics, so all systems work in unison and at optimum efficiency. This includes the skeleton, the tendons, ligaments, and muscles, known collectively as soft connective tissue, the central nervous system, and the immune system. While holistic pain management in Wisconsin is routinely used to treat spinal issues, many patients don’t realize that the spine is the pathway the nerves use to travel from the brain to every region in the entire body. Even the nerves in the tips of your toes go through the spine.
Increased Sleep and Immune System Function
Many people do don’t realize the body repairs itself while sleeping. If sleep is compromised, the body cannot properly recover from the stresses of the day, and the immune system can become compromised, making the body more susceptible to everything from serious disease to a simple common cold virus.
Additionally, because the nervous system regulates cellular function, the slightest spinal misalignment can inhibit the cellular regeneration process. This is how regular visits to a chiropractor can have a two-fold effect on enhancing immune system function by helping to improve sleep patterns as well as improve cellular function.
Joints and the soft tissues become inflamed as the result of injury or even just overuse. The inflammation typically leads to stiffness and pain. Through spinal adjustments, chiropractors can help reduced or even eliminate the inflammation, resulting in increased energy levels.
As with every system in the body, the lungs also rely on nerves to function. Spinal misalignment in the upper two-thirds of the spine, meaning the cervical and thoracic regions, can result in breathing difficulties, including exacerbating chronic lung conditions like asthma. When the cervical and thoracic vertebrae become misaligned, a spinal adjustment will often help to reduce the triggers that are causing lung inflammation, helping you to breath easier.
As numerous clinical studies have shown, spinal adjustment can reduce misalignment of the nerves in the upper neck. One placebo-controlled study done at the University of Chicago hypertension center suggested that one unique spinal alignment was shown to significantly reduce blood pressure, having the combined effect of two separate blood-pressure medications.
According to the National Institutes of Health, roughly 65 million people in the United States alone suffer from digestive conditions. Some of the most common of these conditions include cramps, acid reflux, nausea, and gas. Other intestinal issues include irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, gastrointestinal reflux disease, and peptic ulcers. Because the nerves running through your spine control intestinal functions, many times these issues can be traced to a simple spinal misalignment that is pacing pressure on nerves.
Improved Balance and Range of Motion
Regular visits to a chiropractor can help improve both balance and range of motion by increasing the body’s biomechanics, making even simple everyday activities, like walking or climbing stairs, easier.
A woman’s body goes through significant changes during pregnancy and regular visits to a chiropractor throughout gestation can help both the expecting mother and her unborn baby. Many chiropractors, like the doctors at Pure Family Chiropractic, who work with pregnant women undergo additional specialized training for treating women during pregnancy. As the baby grows in the womb, enormous and ever-changing pressure is placed on the mother’s spine and nervous system. Chiropractic care can help relieve much of the discomfort the mother may experience during gestation, helping both her and her baby to have an easier time maintaining the mother’s pelvic balance and alignment throughout gestation.
If you are experiencing any health issues mentioned here, or just want to see about improving your overall health, give our Pure Chiropractic office a call today. We offer complete holistic pain management in Wisconsin and our experienced team promises always to make your health our top priority.