Why Visit a Chiropractor

Editor’s note: Please check with your health care provider before beginning chiropractic care and for any persistent or worsening problem.

According to research, visiting a chiropractor can improve both your emotional and physical health and wellbeing by tackling pain, stress and posture to name just a few – all through the process of spine realignment. Many people wait until a problem arises before they do something about it, but did you know that visiting a chiropractor regularly could prevent muscular and joint issues in the first place? It takes time, money and an element of trust to visit a chiropractor, but the results are extremely worth it.

While many people believe that chiropractors are solely for resolving back pain, there are many other reasons why you should consider booking an appointment, as follows:

Reduces headaches

If you’re someone who suffers from regular headaches and discovered that pain medication simply isn’t working, visiting a chiropractor may be the best solution. Headaches can be caused by several factors including stress, dehydration, and spine misalignment. If the latter is the cause, spinal manipulation is likely to reduce muscle tension through the back and neck and improve blood flow to reduce headaches.

Corrects posture

All of us are guilty of having bad posture from time to time but learning how to sit and stand properly keeps our bones and joints aligned correctly. Sitting at a desk all day is typically the main reason for bad posture which may be down to incorrect heights of desks and chairs, putting your joints and muscles under pressure. It’s also best to prevent slouching and sit upright when possible. A chiropractor can teach exercises to loosen up muscles and joints as well as perform the relevant procedures to reduce pain and discomfort.

Improved sleep

Poor sleep can impact all aspects of our life such as affecting our mood, energy levels, and focus. Many people suffer from sleep deprivation as a result of stress or chronic pain, but a properly aligned spine could help you get the shuteye you need. Not only will you feel more comfortable and relaxed, but some studies suggest that spine alignment boosts the feel-good hormone serotonin in the body, keeping you relaxed and promotes better sleep.

Eases pregnancy discomfort

We all know that when a person is pregnant, the body goes through a lot; especially during the final months when the baby is at its heaviest. Over nine months, it’s natural for the body to become tired and achy, as well as suffering from regular headaches and pains in the joints. The good news is that by visiting a chiropractor, you can learn exercises to perform every day to reduce discomfort, which should lead to improved sleep and mood and much more.

Eliminates stress

Are you someone who suffers from constant stress? If you have tried every trick in the book with no luck, your last resort would be well worth a chiropractor visit. While you may have learned to cope with the mental side of stress and anxiety, your body may still be suffering the consequences. When stressed, our body becomes tense, with particular strain on the upper body. However, after treatment, you’ll leave feeling calmer, relaxed, and pain-free.

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Last Updated on June 30, 2022 by Marie Benz MD FAAD