Although chiropractic care is usually sought out for the relief of back and neck pain, there are many other benefits that this alternative medicine has to offer.
We look at 7 benefits of chiropractic care and why you should consider this natural treatment for more than just your aches and pains.
Can chiropractic care help with pain reduction?
Chiropractic care is usually synonymous with reducing back and neck pain, and with good reason. When inflammation presents itself in the body, pain often comes with it.
Chiropractors aim to reduce the inflammation in your body, using several techniques including spinal manipulation.
By aligning the body’s spinal structure, it is thought to stimulate the self-healing mechanisms within the body and encourage the body to repair itself.
Whether you are struggling with tension headaches or have pulled a muscle from heavy lifting, chiropractic care may be your answer to reducing muscle and joint pain.
Will chiropractic care work for you?
As an alternative medicine, chiropractic care aims to treat the symptoms and address the root cause of your pain.
Chiropractors, including Selph Chiropractors Dr Gina Martins and Dr Evan Sgammotta, focus on why these symptoms are present and where they begin. This means considering all aspects of your health and wellness and treating you holistically.
For example, Chiropractors recognise that neck and back pain is often linked to mental and emotional stress. Along with spinal adjustments, your Chiropractor can help you put a plan in place to improve the areas of your life affecting your health and wellbeing, which may include Neuro Emotional Technique.
Because chiropractic care is natural and drug-free, it can also compliment other forms of treatment, both conventional and alternative.
Can chiropractic care improve my posture?
If you find you have an abnormal head tilt, imbalanced shoulder or pelvic drop or uneven stance, you might suffer from poor posture.
Poor posture can cause increased strain on your muscles and ligaments, leading to pain and fatigue.
Chiropractors use manual manipulation to help correct any subluxations in the vertebra and realign the spine. Combined with postural training exercises from your practitioner, chiropractic may be the solution to correcting your posture.
How will you feel after a chiropractic treatment?
Following treatment, patients often speak of feeling lighter, happier and more energised. While each person’s experience is different, this is a common side effect and benefit of chiropractic care.
The release of tension and stimulation of your nervous system may improve your sleep, mobility, and function, resulting in improved energy levels and overall better mood.
Want to improve your mobility?
Poor mobility can be debilitating. Having limited movement not only affects your physical health but also your mental and emotional wellbeing.
Chiropractors can often help restore joint mobility and function using manual manipulation and rehabilitation.
Repetitive stress, trauma, and poor posture all contribute to restricted movement. By easing muscle tension and increasing strength, mobility can be improved.
Can I see a Chiropractor for sports injuries?
Many athletes visit Chiropractors for sports injury treatment. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment making it ideal for athletes. Pain-relief medication can have negative side effects, and surgery can take them out of the sport for an extended period.
When dealing with sports injuries, Chiropractors aim to not only ease pain and accelerate healing but also prevent further injury. Chiropractors will often recommend exercises to improve mobility, strength and flexibility, which can often be done in consultation with a physiotherapist, too.
How does chiropractic work with my nervous system?
The nervous system is a complex network that controls almost every function in the body. Your nervous system enables you to do things like move, breathe, speak and self-repair.
When you are stressed, your body releases chemicals that increase inflammation and lead to tension and misalignments in the spine.
Chiropractic care aims to release those blockages (subluxations) for improved function of the nervous system and overall better health.
If you want to experience the benefits of chiropractic care, book an initial consultation with one of our Chiropractors or call us on (02) 8313 8983 to find out more.