If you're not currently reaping the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, you're missing out. These adjustments have been known to relieve headaches, neck pain, back pain, and even pain in your arms and legs. But the benefits of chiropractic adjustments go beyond the musculoskeletal system and have been known to improve stress levels, blood pressure, and organ function, making this practice an all-natural way to maintain your overall health. Essentially, the basic principle of chiropractic medicine is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself under the right conditions and it is the chiropractor’s job to help facilitate this.
Your spine is made up of 33 bones, each one called a vertebra. The vertebrae are stacked one on top of the other, separated by cushions that absorb shock (also known as intervertebral discs). Within the vertebral column, you will find the spinal cord. This bundle of nerve cells and nerve fibers is a part of your central nervous system, which controls the function of every single cell, tissue, and organ in your body – so it's pretty important.
Beyond that, your spine also supports your head, shoulders, and pelvic bones and affects your overall movement and coordination. When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor focuses on your spine, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system, and their interaction together in your body for an alternative solution to pain and other discomforts.
Chiropractic care offers significant benefits for your muscles and bones. Your spine is the center of your skeletal system, enables your every move, and supports your posture. If you lead (or would like to lead) a more active lifestyle, regular adjustments can enhance your sport performance, prevent sport injury, and provide quality treatment following a sports-related injury. They can also stimulate the healing process and can help you successfully recover from car crashes, falls, and other accidents.
More than that, adjustments can relieve back pain, headaches, certain types of arthritis and joint pain, and Scoliosis pain. At Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, our knowledgeable staff can provide treatments for carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, pinched nerves, pregnancy discomforts, and more.
A healthy spine, coupled with a healthy nervous system, is crucial in terms of maintaining whole body health. Any alteration of your spinal structure may cause irritation to your central nervous system or the outer spinal nerves as they travel to your organs. That's why regular chiropractic adjustments can help. In fact, research shows that chiropractic adjustments can reduce your stress level and its adverse effects. A study conducted by George Bakris and published in the Human Journal of Hypertension revealed that "one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment had the same effect as two blood pressure-lowering drugs" (source).
At Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture, patients undergoing chiropractic treatment often see improvements with other health conditions as well, including allergies, asthma, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and premenstrual syndrome.
As your child grows, his or her bones will develop in response to outside physical stresses. Especially during growth spurts, proper balance in the muscles and joints is important for optimal development. Chiropractors can help make sure there are no structural restrictions or imbalances during your child's crucial growing time through regular adjustments. The benefits of chiropractic adjustments for your child don't end there, however.
Scores of case studies describe how children suffering from ear infections, acid reflux, and colic have experienced complete to near complete resolution after just a few chiropractic visits. Beyond that, your child could also get relief from the following:
Finally, adjustments may help your child develop immune system strength and improve overall health and well-being.
At Loehr Health Center, we believe you can achieve optimal overall health naturally through holistic medical attention. Our clinic offers patients of all ages reactive and proactive chiropractic care for a variety of ailments and symptoms. Every body is unique; our practitioners take care to listen and create a care plan that best suits your needs. Ask us about the other services we offer, including acupuncture treatments, massage therapy, prenatal care, and more. You can contact us online or by calling 417-887-8075 today.