5 Reasons Why Everyone Should See A Chiropractor
Ok, so maybe we’re a little biased…well maybe a LOT. But the truth is that chiropractic really IS amazing for everyone of all ages, shapes and sizes. Usually when people think of seeing a chiropractor, they think they need to have back pain. Did you know that it’s used for a WHOLE LOT MORE than just that? Here’s our top 5 reasons why we think everyone who has a spine should see a chiropractor.
Chiropractic Adjustments Boost the Immune System
Who doesn’t love an immune boost, especially a natural one? But just how does getting an adjustment boost the immune system? The nervous system is what controls every system in the body, including the immune system. When you receive a chiropractic adjustment you’re relieving pressure on your nervous system, which allows it to function more efficiently. This allows every system to subsequently function better, including your immune system. Did I just put you to sleep with that explanation? Basically, getting adjusted helps your body function better, giving you an immune boost!
A study conducted at Life University monitored a group of HIV+ patients for 6 months. After receiving chiropractic care for half a year, this group saw a 48% increase in the number of CD4 cells, which are an important part of the immune system. In contrast, another group of individuals who didn’t receive chiropractic care, saw an 8% decrease in those same cells.
Chiropractic Care Improves Athletic Performance
There’s a reason why SO many professional and Olympic athletes seek chiropractic care to enhance athletic performance. Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Jerry Rice, Jordan Spieth, Aaron Rodgers, and so many more! These athletes know, see and feel the improvement in their abilities when their body is aligned and well balanced.
But it’s not just the pros that get adjusted to improve athletic performance, it’s people just like you and me! We’ve treated countless runners, cyclists, Crossfit athletes, walkers…you name it!
Chiropractic Prevents Injuries
Chiropractic care prevents injuries for athletes and even for those people that don’t exercise regularly. If you sit at a desk all day, injuries of the back, neck and shoulders typically occur with this prolonged line of work. Fortunately, regular chiropractic care can prevent these injuries from occurring! When you receive regular adjustments, you’re body is in better alignment and your muscles are more balanced. This prevents tightness and tension from building up and causing an injury, in both the athlete and the day-to-day individual.
Chiropractic Reduces Pain & Prevents It From Coming Back
90% of patients that seek chiropractic treatment from us initially start because of headaches, migraines, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, extremity pain or scoliosis.
Once these pains are resolved, the biggest reason why patients relapse is because they ‘fall off’ the maintenance wagon. Meaning, they stop maintaining their body with the proper stretches and exercises we provide and they also stop receiving maintenance adjustments. You wouldn’t stop getting oil changes and alignments on your car, would you? It’s essential to maintain your body in the same manner.
Less Stress & More Energy
Our world is often highly stressful, high paced, and anxiety driven. Luckily, chiropractic can help reduce stress, helping you relax easier, rest better and have more energy! How does it do this? When you receive an adjustment, your parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated, which is the system responsible for rest and relaxation. This means that following your adjustment, you’ll feel more relaxed and less stressed. This allows you to tackle your day with less anxiety and for your body to rest and recover.
Other Chiropractic Benefits
There are SO many other reasons why people seek out chiropractic care, and I bet they’re not what you think!
- Babies and small children with chronic ear infections, colic, digestive issues, torticolis, ADHD, bed wetting
- Pregnant Moms
- Asthma and other respiratory issues
- Dizziness (vertigo)
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- High blood pressure
- Menstrual cramps
So there you have it! The 5 reasons why everyone with a spine should receive chiropractic care. The next time you’re dealing with a headache, muscle cramp or tension, before you grab that bottle of Tylenol, try getting ot he root of the problem by visiting a chiroparctor. You surely won’t be disappointed!
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Dr. Nichole A. Walz
Co-Owner On-The-Go Wellness