3 Ways that Chiropractic Supports Your Health

3 Ways that Chiropractic Supports Your Health

“Does chiropractic therapy just help the bones and joints?” is a question that we hear almost every day. Many people ask this because they believe they have additional imbalances that aren’t connected to the bones and joints, or because they haven’t learned about all of the body’s processes that the bones and joints can impact.

In reality, the bones and joints have an impact on literally every bodily process. Even if chiropractic care only benefited the skeletal and muscular systems, it would be a powerful form of preventative healthcare.

The fact is that chiropractic is used for a variety of ailments. Chiropractic treatment, however, aims to treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes not just the bones and joints but also the muscles, tendons, and nervous system.

#1. Chiropractic supports your muscles.

As we discussed before, chiropractic care is incredibly beneficial for your muscular system! The neuromusculoskeletal system covers not just your bones and nervous system, but your muscles too.

Although popularly thought to only treat the bones, chiropractic care is also helpful in treating muscles. Chiropractors are specially trained in identifying and correcting misalignments in the spine which could lead to issues elsewhere in your body like neck pain or headaches, and equally as common, tight muscles.

If you’ve torn or pulled a muscle, chiropractic care can help relieve the pain. Chiropractors don’t always work on the muscles directly but they provide adjustments that relax them. What makes chiropractic care beneficial for strained muscles is how it addresses the whole musculoskeletal system and not just one area.

Chiropractors can help with any problem that causes pain and discomfort in the back or neck region. The tendons, joints, and ligaments that are pulling and straining muscles can be relieved by expert adjustments. The muscle may suddenly relax after being released by these tight tendons, joints, and ligaments, allowing its own natural healing process to begin. Circulation might improve after a chiropractic treatment, allowing essential nutrients and oxygen to reach muscles that have been restricted or compressed.

#2. Chiropractic supports your nervous system.

Chiropractic care is often underestimated- however, it can be a terrific way to relieve stress on the nervous system. By helping the nervous system relax, rebalance and reset, chiropractic care ensures that your body systems are functioning properly.

Nearly every process in your body is nervous system-regulated, from mobility to digestion and even perception. So when the nervous system isn’t balanced, neither is the rest of your body. You would be able to tell if something was wrong with how your nerves function based on physical reactions like pain. This could manifest as back pain, neck pain, numbness/tingling sensations, sharp or shooting pains—basically any kind of discomfort originating from nerve dysfunction falls under this category.

Aside from neck pain and back pain, other symptoms of nervous system dysfunction include headaches, migraines, joint pain, poor posture, fatigue, cognitive challenges (confusion, forgetfulness), lack of energy, gastrointestinal issues (GERD/acid reflux, nausea, diarrhea or constipation), stiffness or immobility.

But how does chiropractic treatment influence the nervous system? Because the spinal cord is an essential component of the central nervous system (which extends throughout the body), chiropractic therapy has a significant impact on the nervous system. The adjustment and manipulation of the spinal cord to align bones and joints in a way that nerve energy may flow freely is one of chiropractic’s most essential techniques.

Furthermore, chiropractic adjustments can assist in lessening nerve inflammation, reestablishing nerves that have been either cut off or compressed and boosting the movement of nerve signals along the spinal cluster of nerves.

If you’re experiencing back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm or leg pain, knee pain, poor posture, headaches, migraines, sciatica, fatigue, GERD, acid reflux, nausea, digestive distress, brain fog, stiffness, lack of energy, or mood swings, then you may be experiencing nervous system dysfunction. Chiropractic care may help restore balance to your body.

#3. Chiropractic supports your bones and joints.

Chiropractic therapy is best recognized for its osteopathic treatments, which are designed to restore and maintain the health of your bones and joints. While chiropractic treatment may help a variety of other ailments, it is well-known for treating the bones and joints for a reason. Chiropractic adjustments, traction, manipulation, decompression, and other forms of treatment can all assist with pain reduction, posture correction, flexibility improvement, and mobility enhancement.

Chiropractic treatment is passive for patients undergoing therapy, unlike Pilates, yoga, or athletic exercise. Chiropractic does not need the patient’s help or movement; instead, it uses pressure and knowledge of geometry and anatomy to force the bones and joints to sort themselves out.

When bones and joints are in alignment, the body is able to return to its ideal structure, which then leads to good posture and function of the entire neuromusculoskeletal system. This balance within the nervous system allows it to relax while promoting clarity of thought and some studies show an increase in lifespan.

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Are you ready to schedule your chiropractic appointment? We provide customized treatment at SpineWorks Chiropractic in London that is tailored to your particular needs and any issues or symptoms you may be experiencing. We’re here for you whether you’ve been hurt on the job, are merely dealing with years of wear and tear on your neuromusculoskeletal system, or want to treat a specific issue. For a comprehensive examination to see how we can assist you, book your first appointment now!