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
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
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 CARE PREVENTS INJURIES
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
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 going to the gym once you’ve lost weight nor would you stop brushing your teeth when you were cavity free, would you? It’s essential to maintain your body in the same manner.
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.
Feeling healthier already? We thought you would! By making these small changes in your life, you’re bound to live healthier and have less back pain-or-hopefully never have back pain at all! Get started today!
- 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)
- 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 to the root of the problem by visiting a chiropractor. You surely won’t be disappointed!