Can Chiropractic Care Improve My Quality of Life?
Most people find chiropractic care because they are looking for pain relief. Once their pain has been alleviated, however, people wonder what other benefits chiropractic can offer them. In discovering the benefits of chiropractic care, a common question that arises is: “can chiropractic care improve my quality of life?” The answer is a resounding yes – chiropractic care can enhance almost all aspects of daily life, irrespective of how active or sedentary an individual is.
Below are 12 ways that chiropractic care can improve the quality of your life, every day.
#1. Provide pain relief
One of the most notable daily benefits of chiropractic care is the relief that it can provide in terms of pain. Pain is something that millions of people live with every day, forcing them to give up beloved activities and change the way that they interact with their environment.
Chiropractic care for pain relief is powerful, as chiropractic works on the entire neuromusculoskeletal system. The neuromusculoskeletal system comprises the nervous system, the skeletal system, and the muscular system. All of these systems can become unbalanced, creating sharp pain, aching pain, dull pain, hot or cold-feeling pain, or other uncomfortable sensations.
Expert chiropractic care can help to decrease or completely eliminate pain by rebalancing the entire neuromusculoskeletal system and all of its related systems. When this occurs, the entire body’s function improves, and global stress is decreased throughout the body. This allows for more comfortable movement, better sleep, easier time spent in sitting and standing positions, and more comfort in performing normal activities.
#2. Recovery from Injuries
Sustaining an injury can be extremely painful, especially if you had a high-impact injury such as a car accident or a fall. The problem with these injuries is that an underlying tissue strain that is not treated properly when the injury occurs can initiate chronic symptoms later on. That’s why it is important to get the best care possible when it comes to injuries.
Non-invasive chiropractic treatment options can give you immediate pain relief and prevent your symptoms from evolving into chronic pain in the long run. Plus, getting treatment early on can make a huge difference regarding your healing potential!
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#3. Prevention of Future Injuries
While many injuries can’t be prevented in our lives, some others could be easily prevented by taking precautions. For example, if you have an underlying issue like spine misalignment it can have several negative health effects in the long term. Poor spine alignment can damage your neural tissues without you even noticing and leave you feeling off without an explanation. Chiropractors are trained to detect any imbalances that can compromise your quality of life and potentially lead to injuries in the future. To address these imbalances and prevent injuries, your chiropractor may recommend various treatment options such as posture training, exercise training, spine adjustments, lifestyle modifications, and much more.
#4. Increase flexibility
Because of the way that chiropractic care addresses the neuromusculoskeletal system, it has a therapeutic effect on the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, and tissue of the body. Each of these components are directly related to flexibility in the body, and by treating areas that are tight, tense, or injured, flexibility in the body can effectively be improved or regained.
Chiropractic interventions for flexibility may include adjustments, or at Symmetry Health Center, it may also include Chiropractic BioPhysics®.
About Chiropractic BioPhysics®
Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) is a form of chiropractic science that specializes in creating long-term changes to the spinal structure. At Symmetry Health Center, CBP is one of the leading ways in which quantifiable changes are made to the body’s alignment, often resulting in pain relief, improved posture, increased flexibility and mobility, and improvements in the performance of all body systems.
#5. Multiply the effects of a workout routine
Chiropractic care is a powerful tool to help boost the effectiveness of any workout routine. While many people think that exercise can be substituted for chiropractic care, this is not the case – while exercise and chiropractic care complement each other in terms of wellness benefits, one can not be used to replace the other.
Instead, use chiropractic care to help support the effectiveness of your workout routine. Chiropractic can help to reduce tension and strain in muscles and joints, which is helpful when lifting weights or completing an impact-based form of training. Chiropractic care can also soothe and release tight muscles, which often contract during the healing stage that follows a workout.
Just as exercise does, chiropractic care can strengthen and empower the body, but in different ways. While exercise helps to build muscles, chiropractic care helps to build ideal alignment. This provides a sound structure on which muscle mass (lean or bulky) can adhere to. When the structure of the body is ideally aligned, this can improve range of motion flexibility, muscle strength (for example, in grip), and agility.
Chiropractic care helps nerve energy to flow through the body with more efficiency, and nerve energy is what tells muscles when and how to fire, as well as provides the electrical strength for micro- and macro- contractions required to carry out activity. When it comes to increasing athletic performance, both professional and recreational athletes alike benefit from chiropractic care.
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#6. Increase cognitive function
Chiropractic care can help to increase cognitive function through its therapeutic and powerful effects on the nervous system, as well as its effect on cerebrospinal fluid.
Chiropractic care helps to regulate the peripheral and central nervous systems. Each time a chiropractic treatment is performed on the body, the nervous system receives a therapeutic effect – any constriction or inflammation of the nerves occuring due to misalignment is relieved, while nerve energy is also stimulated to be released as the spinal cord responds to the adjustment.
With regard to cerebrospinal fluid, when the body receives an adjustment, research shows that cerebrospinal fluid increases immediately following the treatment. Cerebrospinal fluid plays an important role in the health of the brain, helping to remove waste and transfer vital nutrients across the blood-brain barrier. Additionally, cerebrospinal fluid plays an important role in protecting the brain from impact and damage, helping it to withstand any impact that could possibly create trauma to the delicate tissue.
#7. Improve immune function
Chiropractic care has been shown to increase immune function in the body. One of the primary ways in which chiropractic care has this effect is through the release of tension and stress in the muscles, joints, and nerves.
When the body is misaligned or holding stress in various locations, stagnation can prohibit the body from detoxifying cellular waste and circulating necessary nutrients. Stagnation in the body – particularly in the joints – can contribute to or worsen a host of auto-immune disorders. Similarly to the way in which a lymphatic-drainage massage functions, chiropractic care (as a hands-on treatment) can allow the body to release contained materials that are no longer serving a beneficial purpose. For this reason, it is important to remain hydrated and flush the body following a chiropractic treatment.
Thousands of patients have reported experiencing improved immunity after seeking chiropractic care, even reporting a decrease in seasonal conditions like colds and flu.
#8. Release tension and stress
Hands-on chiropractic treatment can significantly reduce stress and tension in the body. Whether it’s through an adjustment, soft-tissue manipulation, Chiropractic BioPhysics®, or another form of treatment, chiropractic care directly produces a relaxing effect on tense and strained muscles and joints.
When the body is relaxed through chiropractic treatment, the nervous system and various other stress-controlling systems in the body produce feel-good hormones and chemicals that contribute to a decrease in stress.
#9. Make other body systems more efficient
While chiropractic care primarily treats the neuromusculoskeletal system, which comprises the nervous system, muscular system, and skeletal system, these systems are directly involved in working with other body systems to produce homeostasis and sustain life effectively.
Other systems that chiropractic care affects are the cardiovascular system, the respiratory, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, and the endocrine system.
- Helps to increase circulation
- Helps to regulate electrical impulses to and from the heart
- Helps to increase quality of respiration
- Helps to transport oxygen across the body
- Helps to drain and detoxify the lymph nodes
- Helps to encourage elimination
- Helps to relieve the digestive system of external postural pressure and imbalance
- Helps to regulate and balance the release of hormones
- Helps to produce immune-boosting chemicals
#10. Improve posture and appearance
One of the best-known benefits of chiropractic care is its ability to improve posture. Expert chiropractors can identify the misalignments in the spinal structure using a series of comprehensive assessments that allow them to determine what area of the spine needs to be treated.
At Symmetry Health Center, Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) is used to help produce long-term changes in the spinal structure. CBP is a gradual process that allows the body’s bones and joints to slowly move into proper alignment (much like braces move teeth). Over time, optimal alignment can be achieved, helping reduce or eliminate pain, facilitate easier movement, enhance overall health, and revitalize the body’s appearance.
#11. Boost energy
Chiropractic care helps to boost the energy of the body with every treatment. When a chiropractic treatment is delivered by an expert chiropractor, a surge of energy is produced in the body that helps to decrease stagnation, improve respiration and circulation, and relax the body’s overall state.
As chiropractic care decreases stress and regulates the function of the body’s systems, nerve energy is able to be transmitted with more ease across the body. Many patients have reported feeling more awake and alert in the days and weeks following their treatment, as well as more energized to accomplish tasks and other activities throughout their day. Patients also report improvement in sleep following their treatments, which understandably may contribute to increases in quality of energy during the day.
#12. Increase overall longevity
Any intervention that increases overall health and well-being can contribute to longevity over time. When the body is well-maintained with regular care, just like with any other form of wellness care (like exercise, massage, physical activity, etc.) the body is given a better chance at achieving longevity.
While sufficient studies have not been conducted to determine the exact number of years that chiropractic care may or may not add to the lifespan, research does show improvement in health and well-being overall following treatment.
Benefits Chiropractic Help Increase Your Quality of Life
If you’re ready to begin experiencing a higher quality of life, chiropractic care services is for you. Whether you are experiencing pain and discomfort, postural misalignment, have experienced an injury or accident, or simply want to increase your baseline of health, chiropractic has something to offer everyone. To get started, book your appointment today.