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11 Benefits Of Chiropractic Adjustments

February 19th, 2024 by
Category: Chiropractic Care Dr Ruchi Adams

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In the realm of alternative medicine, Chiropractic adjustments stand out as a popular and effective treatment for alleviating pain and enhancing overall well-being. This non-invasive therapy focuses on the manual manipulation of the spine, aiming to correct alignment issues and promote the body’s natural healing processes. The benefits of Chiropractic care extend far beyond simple pain relief; they encompass a range of physical and psychological advantages that can significantly improve one’s quality of life. In this blog post, we will explore 11 key benefits of Chiropractic adjustments, shedding light on how this holistic approach can contribute to optimal health and vitality. From improved joint mobility to enhanced nervous system function, the positive impacts of Chiropractic care are both wide-ranging and profound.

1. Improve neck pain

Neck pain is all too common for many of us as we look at our phones & screens daily. So when you start feeling neck pain and it’s starting to affect your day-to-day activities, then it might be time to consider a Chiropractor who may be able to help alleviate that pain through manual adjustment of the neck to assist in moving the “locked up” joint that may be causing the pain. 

2. Help in reducing the need to take analgesics (painkillers) 

When feeling any pain, we will often first reach for an analgesic (e.g. a Panadol tablet) to help soothe the pain that is being felt and allow us to get through the rest of the day without worrying about the pain. But suppose you consider Chiropractic care as a way to manage pain. In that case, you may start to use analgesics less often, and Chiropractic is a more holistic & natural way to deal with pain compared to going with the pharmaceutical approach.  

3. Assist in relieving back pain

We all feel the occasional sore back here and there after sitting in the car/desk for too long, lifting something that might be a bit heavier than usual or trying to hit a PR in the gym for your deadlift. This pain will come & go and usually resolve by itself. Still, often, the pain will stick around and prevent you from moving at all due to aggravation or fear of aggravating the pain. Through Chiropractic care, using a combination of muscle release therapy & manual adjustments may assist in alleviating pain and returning full motion to the back through multiple sessions. 

4. Help with dealing with headache pain

Headaches… we all dread and know that if we are experiencing them, we either have to soldier through it or find a fast way to alleviate the discomfort from impacting the rest of the day. There are numerous causes for headaches like dehydration, hormonal imbalance, blunt force trauma to the neck/head or a joint dysfunction in the neck that may be impinging on nerves to the head. Through a thorough examination, Chiropractors can determine the leading cause of the headache and provide a manual adjustment or use an Activator to help guide the “stuck” joint to move correctly and not influence any nearby nerves. 

5. Improve posture 

As children, we all remember being told to fix our posture when slouching forward with rounded shoulders. Sometimes, it’s difficult to break out of these habits. Poor posture can affect us further as we age, with our necks feeling very sore/stiff, tightness in the upper back and some pain in the lower back. Manual adjustments may help guide the spine to the correct alignment to reduce pain and improve overall movement. But the adjustment alone won’t improve posture. Doing exercises to strengthen the main muscle groups involved in maintaining posture is essential to prevent the body from returning to what it was in the past. 

6. Help in managing & alleviating scoliosis symptoms

You might be wondering, “what is Scoliosis“? Scoliosis is a condition of the spine that causes the parts of the spine to curve sideways instead of maintaining their normal straight position. When picked up early and with the assistance of a compressive plan to limit the further curvature of the spine, this condition may be improved through exercises, manual adjustments to the spine to alleviate some joint dysfunctions, and back braces to prevent the spine from curving.  

7. Reduce stress

The saying is that some of us wear our hearts on our sleeves, and often, many of us shoulder our burdens & feel the weight of the world pushing us down. Feeling stressed can frequently make us feel tense psychologically and physically regarding our muscles & joints. Getting manually adjusted by a Chiropractor may help ease that tense feeling in the joints, and some Chiropractors may utilize some quick muscle release techniques to fully feel “lighter” and less stressed throughout the body. 

8. Improved joint health 

Getting older is something that most of us don’t want to think about, but it’s something we can’t escape. The body will follow as its youthful nature needs to scale back as we are less active, and joints gradually start to get stiffer; however, getting Chiropractic adjustments may be very beneficial to facilitate improved mobility, especially for those with arthritis.   

9. Improved range of motion in the spine, lower & upper limbs 

Occasionally, we feel “stuck” in movement, where no matter how much we move in a particular way, something doesn’t feel right, and our body starts to ache more and more. This is something that no one wants to experience, so getting a Chiropractic adjustment may help make the joints in the body move more freely without restriction. 

10. Assist in improving balance

We all feel pretty steady when walking out & about and hardly notice feeling off balance. Still, that feeling of being unbalanced is always there for some of us. It makes us very cautious & worried about falling in public. Getting a full spinal assessment done by a Chiropractor may be beneficial, as they can help identify areas of joint dysfunction that could be affecting a person’s balance, especially in the hip & lower back, by delivering Chiropractic adjustments to these locations to help correct spinal alignment & overall movement. 

11. Enhanced athletic performance 

To be the best, you have to beat the best. This saying is a common mantra that many athletes will tell themselves during competition & training to mentally prepare themselves to have a winning mindset. But having a winning attitude isn’t only something an athlete needs but also requires their body to perform at its peak. Through Chiropractic adjustments, the body will move & function to its full potential, as well as ensure that any muscle tension throughout the body feels less restricted. Undergoing Chiropractic care may help reduce the likelihood of injuries, recover from competing/training faster and improve overall well-being.

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