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The Top 10 Benefits of Chiropractic Care 

The Top Ten Benefits of Chiropractic Care

The Top 10 Benefits of Chiropractic Care 

 

It was recently estimated that 35 million people in the United States seek out chiropractic care each year1. Among these millions of adults and children, the majority seek relief of common head, neck, or back ailments.

However, in addition to these conditions, many patients end up discovering that chiropractic care can also address other health concerns.

 

If you are not yet familiar with the full scope of what regular adjustments can do for your health, explore the top 10 benefits of chiropractic care.

 

Sciatica:

For those with sciatica, the most common symptom is pain that runs down the lower back through the leg. The root cause of the condition can vary from person to person. However, all individuals who experience the ailment face added pressure on the sciatic nerve, as well as the blood vessels that support it. In addition to pain that ranges from mild to severe, this increased pressure can also lead to numbness and tingling.

Chiropractic care can greatly improve sciatica symptoms by restoring the body to its natural position. This helps to remove the pressure and inflammation from the sciatic nerve, and restores oxygen flow to the impacted area for maximum healing.

 

Back pain and herniated discs:

One of the most common methods of treating various kinds of back pain is through the use of medication. Unfortunately, this conventional remedy only covers up the pain, and does not seek to address the root cause. For those who are in need of natural pain relief in Charleston, especially for issues related to back pain, chiropractic should be your go-to for relief.

Whether your back pain is related to an underlying medical condition, or is the result of an acute injury (such as a herniated disc), adjustments promote decreased inflammation, improved breathing, enhanced circulation, and quicker healing.

 

Pinched nerve:

Although many associate the condition as something that happens in the back, a pinched nerve can occur in many spots throughout the body. You can experience a pinched nerve in places such as your elbows, wrists, and neck. This condition occurs when a peripheral nerve is compressed (i.e. pinched) between two harder tissues.

Symptoms include tingling, numbness, and pain at the site of the pinched nerve. Thankfully, in many cases, chiropractic care can relieve the pressure that is being place on the pinched nerve.

 

Migraines

The pain and discomfort experienced during a migraine is much more severe than a standard headache. With little to no warning, migraines can bring about symptoms such as intense head pain, nausea, sensitivity to light, fatigue, and dizziness. Triggers of all kinds can lead to a migraine, including certain scents, stress, hormonal changes, and even shifts in barometric pressure.

Chiropractic adjustments can help provide relief from migraines2 by enhancing circulation to the head, altering the structure of the skull, and restoring proper blood flow to the head and neck. Not only can adjustments provide immediate symptom relief, but they can also reduce the severity and frequency of future migraines. Consider contacting a migraines treatment provider to learn if chiropractic can help with your headaches.

 

Improves movement and pain in pregnant women

Prenatal chiropractic care is quickly emerging as a popular way for mothers-to-be to achieve all-natural pain relief 3. With such dramatic changes happening in the body throughout pregnancy, nearly all women experience some level of discomfort. Ligaments become stretched, the pelvis shifts, and the added weight from the baby can cause women to lean backward when walking.

To improve movement and reduce pain, regular adjustments throughout all stages of pregnancy are both safe and recommended. On top of these benefits of chiropractic care, there is research showing that adjustments can lead to shorter and easier deliveries.

 

Boosts performance in various areas of life

Whether you are an athlete, a parent, a dedicated employee or business owner, or any combination of these, you face plenty of demands every single day. When you are in pain, have inflammation throughout your body, or feel fatigued, it is almost impossible to perform at your peak potential. That is why it is crucial to have a routine that enhances your overall health and wellness.

One way to boost your daily performance in all areas of life is through chiropractic adjustments. When you regularly keep your body in alignment and balance, various conditions (such as the ones on this list) will not inhibit your abilities. Learn about the reasearch of chiropractic improving peoples quality of life among office workers.

 

Enhances the function of the nervous system

Multiple studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care can enhance the function of the nervous system. When the body is in better alignment, it is easier for the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body. This can ultimately lead to improved health and wellness.

 

Decreases joint inflammation and pain

Another crucial way in which regular adjustments can help the body is by decreasing joint inflammation and pain. The techniques used in chiropractic care work to remove excess pressure from the joints, which results in decreased inflammation and pain.

 

Prevents disease, sickness, and chronic pain

When you align all areas of the body, decrease inflammation, and promote healing, your body has the best chance of being healthy. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that chiropractic adjustments can decrease your chances of developing various diseases, illnesses, and chronic pain.

 

Reduces stiffness

Stiffness in the neck or back can make it challenging to complete almost every kind of activity. Whether you’ve been experiencing stiffness for a day or a year, chiropractic care can rapidly correct this issue. In fact, it isn’t uncommon to see major improvements from only one session.

 

Want to see if chiropractic care can help with your pain?

Get in touch with us today to find out if chiropractic can help with your pain.  




Citations: 

 

Conner SN, Trudell AS, Conner CA. Chiropractic Care for the Pregnant Body. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Sep 1;64(3):602-610. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000621. PMID: 33882524.

Salik E, Ozden AV, Alptekin HK. Chiropractic Care and Quality of Life Among Office Workers With Nonspecific Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Chiropr Med. 2022 Sep;21(3):157-167. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2022.03.006. Epub 2022 Jul 16. PMID: 36118107; PMCID: PMC9479198.

Tsegay GS, Gebregergs GB, Weleslassie GG, Hailemariam TT. Effectiveness of Thoracic Spine Manipulation on the Management of Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials. J Pain Res. 2023 Feb 27;16:597-609. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S368910. PMID: 36875686; PMCID: PMC9983435.

Author
Elite Family Chiropractic - Chiropractor Charleston, SC Brad Gorski DC, FSBT At Elite Family Chiropractic in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Brad Gorski is a top-ranked chiropractor offering effective treatment options for back pain, knee pain, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, migraines, pinched nerves, herniated discs, and more. Dr. Gorski received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2008. He has completed extensive post-graduate training, becoming qualified in Hospital Based Spine Care, MRI Interpretation Review, and Trauma while also completing a Fellowship in Spinal Biomechanics and Trauma. He provides chiropractic care and helps his patients achieve their goal of optimum health and wellness.

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