Benefits of a Local Chiropractor You May Not Be Aware Of - Cultivate Chiropractic

Benefits of a Local Chiropractor You May Not Be Aware Of

When most people think of their local chiropractor, they associate this type of health care professional with only providing treatment for neck and back pain. The fact is, your local chiropractor can benefit you in ways you may never expect. While it is true that most people go to their chiropractor’s office for the first time seeking relief for neck or back pain, they typically continue going long after the pain is gone because of the excellent benefits. Here are just a few of the benefits of chiropractic care that you may not know about and how to find the best local chiropractor.

Immunity Boost

When an immune system is healthy, it is typically able to fight off the majority of viruses and bacteria that it comes in contact with, requiring only minimal use of antibiotics or other medications. Because your nervous system controls the functions of organs, cells and tissues of your body, a misalignment can significantly reduce the functioning of your immune system. Your local chiropractor can realign your spine, which in turn frees up the immune system to fight off harmful intruders. Studies have shown that people who receive routine chiropractic maintenance generally have fewer colds than those who do not seek chiropractic maintenance.

Improve Your Digestion

Your spine is packed with nerves that are responsible for different functions throughout your body, including controlling your stomach and the functions of your stomach. If the vertebrae in the area of these nerves are improperly aligned, the nerves may begin signaling for additional acid production, which results in heartburn, acid reflux and gas. An adjustment from your local chiropractor can help the nerves in your thoracic spine work properly, which frequently eliminates stomach problems.

Increase Your Energy

Chiropractic treatments can help increase your energy by reducing tension in your spine and by freeing the nervous system to work more effectively. It is common for people to be sore and tense for so long that they don’t even notice it anymore; the pain basically becomes normal to them. As your body struggles with muscle aches and pains as well as a poorly functioning nervous system, you may find yourself frequently feeling tired and run down. Regular chiropractic adjustments help to remove the pressure, allowing your body to function better and more efficiently.

Maintain Stable Blood Pressure

Studies have shown that a chiropractic adjustment specifically targeted to the nerves in your upper neck is as effective as doubling up on your blood pressure medication. This specific type of manipulation is known as an Atlas adjustment, and it is known to be highly effective in stabilizing blood pressure.

Helps You Breathe Better

All parts of your body, including your lungs, rely on the ability of nerve functions to travel unimpeded from your brain to your spinal cord. If the mid-cervical and thoracic area of your spine is misaligned, it may lead to lung abnormalities, such as asthma. Correcting these subluxations may help to reduce inflammation in your lungs, which ultimately allows you to breathe easier, with fewer restrictions and tightness in your lungs.

Beneficial for a Healthier Pregnancy

Treatment from your local chiropractor may help you have a healthier pregnancy, and it may even help to make your delivery easier. During pregnancy, your body goes through several significant changes that may impact the function of your nervous system. Hormones are released to help loosen the ligaments in your pelvis in order to enable the birth of your child; however, a misaligned spine may cause the release of these hormones to go into overdrive, causing pain and discomfort. Combine the pelvic pain with an increase in weight in your core, and there may be a significant increase of pressure on your spine. Regular chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy may help to ensure you and your baby are healthy during the pregnancy and during your labor and delivery.

Tips to Find a Local Chiropractor

If you are searching for a local chiropractor but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few tips to help you find a chiropractor who is best suited for your individual needs and wants:

  • Ask friends and family for recommendations. Be sure to ask about their experience with those being recommended. Some local chiropractors provide online testimonials from previous and current patients, so be sure to carefully read all of the reviews available.
  • Find a local chiropractor who specializes in your problem. Chiropractors often specialize in particular areas, such as pregnancy or sports injuries. Chiropractors who specialize in specific areas often get additional education in their specialties.
  • Verify education and licensure. Chiropractors should keep up with continuing education requirements to maintain their licensure. This information can typically be found online through the Board of Chiropractic Examiners for your state. This site will also typically provide information about any disciplinary actions.
  • Consider chiropractic techniques. There is a wide range of chiropractic techniques, and while most chiropractors use manual therapies such as spinal manipulation, it is important to find a chiropractor who you are comfortable with.
  • Schedule a consultation. Call ahead to the local chiropractors you are considering and schedule an appointment for a consultation. During your consultation, take a mental note of how the chiropractor responds to your questions and take notice of how easy it is to communicate with them. If you aren’t comfortable during your consultation, it may be best to continue your search until you find someone you are comfortable talking with and receiving treatment from.

Chiropractic care is a natural and safe way to help your body learn how to heal itself. Chiropractic treatments are designed to treat the root cause of your problem, not simply provide treatment to mask your symptoms. This is a type of natural treatment that allows your body to perform the healing it already knows how to do when it is functioning properly.

If you are searching for an experienced, trustworthy local chiropractor, contact Cultivate Chiropractic to schedule a consultation.

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