Top 5 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor
A special thanks to Dr. Ari Kantor, a Greenville, SC Chiropractor, for providing this article.
Just like Doctors of Medicine (MD), Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) undergo four years of schooling and are good at what they do. Besides being experts of anatomy and ailments, chiropractors treat injuries naturally, without taking you through surgery and medication. Their approach is holistic and all-natural, in which they train your body to heal itself.
Here are the top five reasons why you should consider chiropractic care:
#1. Alleviate Pain and Discomfort
The best thing about chiropractic treatment is that it addresses the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Compared to prescribed medications, it was found that 56 percent of patients who visited a medical doctor saw a 30 percent reduction in low back and neck pain after four weeks. But a whopping 94 percent of patients who opted for chiropractic care saw a 30 percent pain reduction in the same period of time.
A chiropractor mainly focuses on adjusting or manipulating your spine and other body parts to relieve muscle tension and inflammation, thereby offering long-term relief from pain and discomfort. They may also employ other procedures like ultrasound, TENS therapy, electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), and other techniques to complement the spinal adjustment treatment.
Here are common ailments and conditions a chiropractor can help you treat:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Migraine Headaches
- Tension Headaches
- Sacroiliac Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- And more…
#2. Reduces Anxiety and Stress
Chiropractic care not only eases pain and tension in your muscles but can also reduce feelings of anxiety and stress in the body. The nervous system usually runs along the spine, and any discomfort along the way can have depressing effects on your mood. Therefore, when a chiropractor reduces the tension, improves the balance of your nervous system, and removes the barriers that are intercepting flow, you become more relaxed and calm.
#3. Elevates Performance
You should seek chiropractic if you want to elevate performance in sports, music, or stage art. Chiropractic boasts a plethora of benefits, including improved range of motion, flexibility, and endurance. Regardless of what you do to maintain an active lifestyle, chiropractic can keep your body running smoothly like a well-oiled machine.
Chiropractic treatment has been shown to prevent hamstring and other lower limb injuries and improve muscle strength and long jump distances in baseball players who regularly receive chiropractic adjustments.
#4. Immune System Support
Chiropractic gives your immune system a boost, and that’s one of the most alluring reasons why people love it. Typically, there’s an intimate connection between the nervous system, the spinal column, and your immune system. Therefore, when any component of your spinal column, like the vertebrae or discs, impacts your spinal nerves, your nervous system becomes affected. This interruption affects your immune system and can reduce its efficiency.
You need a strong immune system to fight pathogens that cause common colds, allergies, and other illnesses. A series of studies by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that different types of immune system cells increased biological functionality after chiropractic adjustments.
#5. Improve Sleep
Chiropractic care plays an important role in helping you get better quality of sleep that you need to take on the day. The chiropractic treatment and manipulation therapies help improve blood flow in patients, which benefits the heart, arteries, and muscles by allowing oxygenated blood to flow to the extremities.
Chiropractors also correct misalignments or subluxations in your spine. These subluxations are often the cause of a process called ‘stress response’ that puts your body out of balance and doesn’t let the body rest. Chiropractic care can help adjust these subluxations using safe techniques, and this enables you to rest easier and fall asleep faster.
Many people love chiropractic care because it provides three essential things; relief, recovery, and prevention of pain and illnesses. Chiropractic can keep your body strong, your health aligned, and improve your overall productivity and functionality.
If you need more information about chiropractic care or want to talk to an experienced and reliable chiropractor, give us a call ASAP to book an appointment with us!
By Dr. Ari Kantor DC