Did you know chiropractic adjustments aren’t only for treating back pain? The common misperception of chiropractic care is that it is reserved for those suffering from joint and muscle pain. However, chiropractic care can do so much more! It has been linked to reversing effects of heart disease, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, reducing the effects of diabetes, treating headaches, aiding in healthy pregnancy and much more. Our Burnaby chiropractor uses a whole person approach, understanding how the body works and guiding you through a completely customized treatment plan to help you get better!
Here are 10 benefits of chiropractic adjustments:
1. Back and Neck pain relief:
This one is obvious! It is the number one reason why people see a chiropractor. Chiropractors use a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust applied to abnormal vertebra in order to improve functionality, reduce nerve irritability, and restore range of mobility in the back and neck. Your chiropractor may also use low velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the muscles and joints, in order to improve the range of motion in your neck and back.
2. Sciatica relief:
Sciatica is usually caused by sciatic nerve compression. Your sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the buttock, and down the lower leg. It is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. Disorder known to cause sciatic nerve pain include: lumbar spine subluxations, herniated or bulging discs, pregnancy and childbirth, tumors, diabetes, constipation, or even sitting on a wallet. Chiropractors are able to relieve sciatic pain by re-aligning the spine and releasing the imposition of the spine on the sciatic nerve.
3. Headache relief:
Believe it or not, headaches are the reason for the second most visits to the chiropractor. Tension headaches are the most common, affecting more than 75% of headache sufferers. Tension headaches are often the result of stress or bad posture, which stresses the spine and muscles in the upper back and neck. Migraine headaches are the result of constriction of blood vessels in the brain, followed by a dilation of blood vessels. Both types of headaches can be treated through chiropractic care and visiting your trusted chiropractor in Burnaby, BC.
4. Neurological conditions:
Research is currently being conducted through upright MRI revealing how upper cervical adjustments affect various brain-based conditions. These scans are showing that cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow are significantly increased after a chiropractic adjustment, cerebral invagination is being reversed, and brain plaquing is disappearing.
5. Blood pressure regulation:
A placebo-controlled study has suggested that chiropractic adjustment can significantly lower blood pressure.
6. Surgery prevention:
Are you suffering from pain but don’t want to go under the knife? Chiropractic care might be for you! Chiropractic care is drug and surgery free.
7. Improved athletic performance:
This is one of the most overlooked benefits of chiropractic care! Simply put, chiropractic care enhances your ability to think, move and perform by putting your body in a position where it can heal itself.
8. Relieve stress:
Most of us lead crazy and busy lives. When your muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems are out of line, then you probably are as well. Once your body is balanced, you will be too!
9. Improve sleep quality:
Whether your sleep is affected by stress, aches, or pains, chiropractic care has a solution that will help you get better rest!
10. Prevent future pain:
Chiropractic care can correct small problems in our bodies to prevent future, larger implications.