Most people believe that chiropractic care is only for back and neck pains. Even so, others have proven that this treatment can give more. The American Chiropractic Association recommends chiropractic treatments because of their many benefits. Many first-time patients return to their chiropractors after seeing and feeling the positive effects of their sessions. If you want to experience the benefits of chiropractic care, here’s what you should know.
Your spine houses a network of nerves that connect to your digestive tract. Misalignments in your spine can trigger the onset of various digestive issues. Acid reflux, heartburn, and constipation are a few of the ailments that spring from subluxations. Your chiropractor can realign your thoracic spine. This results in clearer communication between your digestive system and your brain. Digestion then becomes smoother for you.
Because of your subluxations, your nerves cannot function well. You end up exhausted. Tension and pain tend to build up in your body through the years. So much so that you think they are normal. The consequence is that you learn to live with them. This should not be the case at all. Chiropractic treatments release the accumulated pressure in your body. Your muscles and joints become loose. You then find yourself engaging in more physical activities.
The nerves in your spine should align to make your immunity optimal. Proper communication between your brain and your immune system protects your body from different pathogens. This can be helpful for you with the current pandemic situation and the flu season.
Your lungs also need healthy nerves to work efficiently. Chiropractic adjustments free the nerves that connect your lungs to your brain. You get better oxygenation and control of your breathing with aligned cervical and thoracic spines. This allows you to function at your best every day.
During your pregnancy, you experience physical changes to accommodate your developing baby. As your belly gets bigger, you arch your back more to bear the weight. While you do this, your spine misaligns. This results from your incorrect posture, which leads to back pain. Discomfort also comes from the secretion of the hormone, relaxin. This hormone relaxes your pelvic region as you prepare for labor and delivery. When this happens, the rest of your spine experiences instability and pain. You should have regular appointments with your chiropractor as an expectant mother. The spinal manipulations will loosen the muscles and joints of your spine and pelvis. Regular prenatal chiropractic care can also change a breach fetal position into a normal (head-first) one.
Regular chiropractic treatments also improve your blood circulation. This brings oxygenated blood to your damaged tissues, making you heal better and faster.
Chiropractic care should be a mainstay in your health regimen. At Waterbury Chiropractic Wellness, we perform spinal adjustments based on the needs of our patients. Please visit our clinic in Longmont, Colorado, for an in-person consultation. You can also call us at 303-485-7117. We can help schedule your appointment or answer your questions about our chiropractic treatment packages.