Many people associate going to the chiropractor with pain management, but there are many other benefits of chiropractic care.
It helps with proper functioning of many internal organs.
Patients who seek chiropractic care notice improvements in respiratory function, digestion, and blood pressure levels. That’s because when the nervous system is firing correctly to all of the organs it supports, they are able to work their best. The lungs, stomach, heart and other organs are a lot happier when they can identify what they are supposed to be doing.
It helps with better balance, posture, and reaction time.
Another benefit of going to the chiropractor is that it helps the spinal cord to transmit signals from the joints of the spine to the cerebellum. These signals are then processed and combined with input from the inner ear to control posture and balance. Chiropractic can also improve reaction time, signal our bodies to practice better posture, and improve the ability to perform tasks that require coordination.
It decreases the risk of degeneration and injury.
We don’t use our muscles and joints evenly. Some of us sit all day, while some of us lift heavy objects for a living. Chronic pressure on joints and some muscles can throw others off balance, resulting in joint and muscular imbalance and often injury. Chiropractors can identify areas of imbalance and create a plan to address muscles and joints that are under- or over-used.
It helps to balance brain wave function which controls how we think, feel, and behave.
Many people don’t realize that the effects of chiropractic care are not only physical. Different areas of the brain work together to help regulate the production of neurotransmitters, which control our state of mind. Depression, anxiety, compulsive disorders, and addictions can result if there is an interruption in this process. After patients are adjusted, they often enjoy a relaxed or meditative state that relieves mental anguish.