Do you think that seeing a chiropractor is a routine that only athletes or those who have been injured should seek? You might want to rethink that notion. Seeing a chiropractor regularly, regardless of how active or healthy you are, can be a good preventive measure. Common conditions such as headaches, high blood pressure, restlessness, and ear infections are preventable. This is because disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, can affect general health via our nervous systems. Here are the top 3 reasons you should see a chiropractor.
1. Chiropractic Eases General Pain and Prevents Other Conditions
Quite often, conditions such as headaches and lower back pain are linked to dysfunctional areas in the spine. These are known as vertebral subluxations, or areas where movement is restricted because vertebrae may be misaligned. Chiropractic adjustments help to alleviate this pain. Your spine, along with your brain, is the main component of your body’s central nervous system. It controls nervous system functioning throughout your body, supplying nerve energy for every area. Many who see a chiropractor for a specific treatment claim that they have found positive changes in other areas of their health. You may find that not only does your lower back hurt less, but that your blood pressure has decreased.
2. Chiropractic Boosts Cognitive Function and Productivity
Studies mapping brain activity before and after chiropractic adjustments of the spine are telling. They have shown that chiropractic treatment stimulates cognitive function by activating specific neurological pathways in the brain. These adjustments and treatments also enhance response mechanisms, improving your body’s reflexes and ability to react significantly. This boost in cognitive function can also improve your productivity. You may find that your efficiency at work increases. You may find you are able to sit or stand longer with less physical pain, allowing you to focus on the tasks at hand, not lower back pain or headaches.
3. After You See a Chiropractor It Can Improve Your Overall Life
Visiting a chiropractor boosts your physical activity, often jump starting one’s desire to seek a more wellness-oriented lifestyle, simply because they can move more with less pain. This increased physical activity also helps to reduce stress, and studies have shown a significant correlation between those with depression seeking a chiropractor for spine adjustments who have also found a marked reduction in their anxiety. This is thought to be due to an increased amount of endorphins—your brain’s natural opiate-like peptides—after chiropractic adjustments. With reduced stress and a body that feels more balanced, you may find that the quality of your sleep improves as well.
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