The nervous system is connected to every cell in the body, so the health of the spine is very important to overall health. Even small misalignments in the spine can cause or worsen medical issues in just about any area of the body. Chiropractors believe that the body will be best able to heal any ailments when the spine is brought back into alignment. A chiropractic adjustment can restore alignment immediately.
Relief from Back Pain
Whether back pain is caused by an injury or simple daily postural mistakes, a chiropractic adjustment may be able to relieve the pain. If the cause is an injury, regular adjustments at set times may help to continually reposition the spine for best healing. Some back injuries may require surgery to correct, but regular chiropractic adjustments may be beneficial both before and after the surgery. Chiropractic adjustments along with postural changes may help prevent issues when pain isn’t caused by injury.
Can Help Prevent Headaches
Depending on the cause of headaches, chiropractic adjustments may be able to help ease and prevent headaches. Since millions of Americans suffer from headaches, this can be extremely beneficial. Many people that have sought chiropractic treatment have seen a reduction in the number of headaches they get and the intensity of the pain when headaches do come on.
May Help to Balance Blood Pressure
A study published in 2007 showed that a cervical chiropractic adjustment was as effective at lowering blood pressure as two pills of medication designed to do so. Chiropractic adjustments have also shown to be helpful in raising blood pressure in patients with low blood pressure. When the spine is properly aligned, blood flow is unobstructed and the body is often able to restore blood pressure to healthy levels.
Is Associated with Improved Gut Health
The intestinal nerves are located in the lower part of the spine. Aligning the spine can help to improve the nerve connections and keep the intestines functioning optimally. Aligning the spine may also help the other digestive organs to best communicate with the rest of the body, preventing issues like irritable bowel diseases and acid reflux. Chiropractic adjustments may also be effective as treatment for existing digestive issues, whether temporary or chronic.
Can Improve Posture
Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve the pressure and bring the spine back into alignment when posture has been poor. After chiropractic adjustments, however, it may also become easier to sit and stand in good posture. The adjustment will make the back feel more comfortable when in the proper posture than it did when misalignments were present. A chiropractor may also provide advice regarding posture that can make you more mindful, which can prevent future pains.