It is estimated that chiropractors care for 30 million Americans annually and those numbers keep rising each year. Chiropractic care is a natural, safe and holistic approach to spinal care. It is an effective way to address certain injuries and recurring pain that may put the spine in an abnormal state. Many people associate chiropractic with back and neck pain, but chiropractic therapy can improve function across your entire body. A wide range of patients seeking optimal wellness and pain relief can all benefit from routine chiropractic care.
If you haven’t been to a chiropractor before or only visit on occasion for specific care, there are several benefits to making routine chiropractic care part of your new year’s resolution.
Better Mobility: The type of activity most people perform on a daily basis exposes them to stress and tension, causing spinal misalignment which leads to pain and loss of mobility. Playing sports, running, sitting at a desk all day or working on your feet for hours at a time can cause misalignments. Chiropractic treatment works with a series of bone adjustments and stretches that helps to improve range of movement, mobility and reduces pressure on the joints. This also improves blood circulation which, as a result, improves blood oxygen within the muscles.
Pain Relief: Pain, usually in the neck and back, is one of the most common reasons for visiting a chiropractor. Whether it is pain related to a sports injury, an accident, faulty mechanics, multiple repetitive motions, lack of core strength and flexibility, or an underlying spinal misalignment, they may all contribute to pain. Chiropractic care for pain not only offers traditional spinal adjustments for immediate relief, but many effective complimentary therapies like soft tissue manipulation, massage, and specialized stretches and exercises will keep you pain free.
Shorter Healing Times: Even with the most proactive preventative care, sometimes sports injuries happen. Chiropractic care uses a variety of therapy options such as electrical pulse stimulation, dry needling, myofascial massage and other techniques to encourage faster and more complete healing. In fact, studies show that chiropractic care is often better than conventional therapy options at reducing pain and restoring function—and without prescription medications.
Prevention of further injury: Alignment issues cause unnecessary stress on the body and can often lead to more serious injury. With consistent chiropractic treatment, patients are at less at risk of further injury since their bodies are stronger and in proper alignment.
Improved Immune Function: One of the main causes of immune system problems comes from subluxations, or compression of nerve pathways. Our immune system is directly connected to our spinal health and if the spine is out of alignment, it can disrupt our entire nervous system. Thus, weakening our immunity, making some more prone to colds, flu and other illnesses. Chiropractic care combines a variety of spinal manipulation to help relieve compression that can improve your immune system function. Caring for misalignments at the source produces faster results and an effective pathway to improved health.
Chiropractic care can help relieve discomfort, speed healing, identify ways to prevent future injuries, and improve your overall wellness. If you are ready to bring your health routine to the next level in 2020, call Dynamic Sports Medicine today and schedule your visit!