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9 Researched Benefits of Chiropractic

Chiropractic is an alternative medical treatment that influences the body’s natural ability to heal itself without using drugs or surgery. Chiropractors such as Dr. Hohn at Pure Chiropractic, located in Howell, MI, treat musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders, common aches and pains, and everything in between for people of all ages.

The spine is the main regulator of movement. Muscles and ligaments attached to the back of the spine influences the movement of the spine. Chiropractic care has helped patients of all ages and in all walks of life. Patients have found pain relief from conditions that can include spine associated pain such as cervical back pain, bad posture, constipation, and whiplash. A chiropractor works the spine, provides stretching exercises, and massages areas to alleviate pain providing patients with more comfort so they can perform daily functions. Below are some of the benefits of chiropractic care.

9 Researched Benefits of Chiropractic

Back Pain: Research has revealed that chiropractic care can benefit patients with back pain as much as such treatments as physical therapy and physician care. Dr. Hohn will help relieve back pain which allows the stimulation of healing. Chiropractors often work with medical professionals to ensure the patient is getting the required care. If you have a serious back injury, consulting with a physician is recommended before undergoing chiropractic care.

Neck Pain: Chiropractic can help relieve neck pain from an injury. Chiropractors can perform neck alignments and there have been a very low rate of issues arising from the treatment. However, because there are a number of health risks when engaging in a neck alignment, it is important to consult with a Physician or Specialist before engaging in chiropractic treatment. Some experts say that the neck area should be avoided in chiropractics, especially if the injury is quite serious as after a car accident. There is a risk of a stroke, especially for those on blood thinners.

Improved body Function: Chiropractic care can help with such body processes as increased circulation, improved delivery of oxygen and nutrients, improved flexibility, reduced muscle spasms, and assists the body with relaxing, repairing, and speeding up the healing process. The result is better physical performance, improved nervous system function, improved immune system function, boosted energy, and an overall healthier person. Chiropractics also put an importance on nutrition and fitness programs, and wellness and lifestyle modifications for sustaining physical and mental health.

Sсоlіоѕіѕ: Chіrорrасtіс adjustments, соuрlеd with muѕсulаr rеhаbіlіtаtіоn, mау hеlр prevent thе рrоgrеѕѕіоn оf ѕсоlіоѕіѕ. Chіrорrасtіс adjustments and thеrаріеѕ hеlр tо іmрrоvе fоrm аnd funсtіоn, аnd induce mоbіlіtу tо thе jоіntѕ. These іmрrоvеmеntѕ саn dесrеаѕе раіn, іnсrеаѕе соmfоrt and іmрrоvе posture.

Pain relief: Chiropractic care is one of the most effective and safest forms of health care to treat pain due to spinal related conditions. Chiropractic is so effective because most causes of spinal disorders are related to abnormalities of the spine and the surrounding soft tissue structures. Doctors of chiropractic are specifically trained to identify and treat subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae) and their subsequent effect on the central nervous system. Anti-inflammatory medication and pain relievers merely mask the symptoms and have many undesirable side effects.

Increased Range of Motion of the Spine and Extremities: Chiropractic care has been shown repeatedly to increase not only the range of motion of the spine but also in the extremities. Increasing a person’s range of motion can positively and drastically affect lives in many ways. For some, an increased range of motion means being able to bend down to pick up their grandchildren. For others, it means they can garden without pain or get an extra 40 yards of distance out of their driver on the golf course. In many cases, an increase in range of motion immediately follows chiropractic adjustments. This is one of the reasons why many top professional sporting teams have team chiropractors.

Increased Balance and Coordination: Many problems in balance and coordination in the aging population have been shown to come from injury or degenerative changes to the cervical spine (neck region). Structures known as mechanoreceptors are located in the posterior (back) joints of the cervical spine and are responsible for providing the brain with essential information important for balance and coordination. Mechanoreceptors in cervical posterior joints provide major input regarding the position of the head in relation to the body. With aging, mild defects impair mechanoreceptors function and results in a loss of proprioception (sense of body awareness). With decreased proprioception, body positioning in space is impaired and the patient becomes reliant on vision to know the location of a limb. To compensate for the loss of proprioception (sense of body awareness) in the legs, the feet are kept wider apart than usual. Steps become irregular and uneven in length. As impairment increases, the patient becomes unable to compensate. With severe loss of proprioception, the patient is unable to get up from a chair or rise after a fall without assistance.

Decreased Joint Degeneration: A subluxated (misaligned) spine is much like a misaligned wheel on an automobile. This misalignment will cause the spine (and the wheel) to wear out prematurely. Since all moving parts will eventually wear down over time, it is very important to get your spine aligned periodically. Chiropractic care decreases spinal degeneration and other arthritic changes by normalizing the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress.

Frozen Shоuldеr: Frоzеn shoulder іѕ ѕtіffnеѕѕ, раіn, аnd lіmіtеd rаngе оf mоvеmеnt іn thе ѕhоuldеr. It саn hарреn аѕ thе result оf аn іnjurу, from оvеruѕе, from a ѕtrоkе, оr еvеn from dіаbеtеѕ. Thе tissues around thе ѕhоuldеr joint stiffen, ѕсаr tіѕѕuе forms, and ѕhоuldеr movement becomes іnсrеdіblу dіffісult аnd раіnful.

Overall, the experience is not scary at all, in fact many chiropractors play relaxing music or relaxing videos to help you feel at ease.

To get started with chiropractic care and its many benefits, contact Pure Chiropractic today!