Many people associate chiropractors with only being able to help with back aches, neck pain, slipped discs, and whiplash. However, chiropractic care can be used to treat issues far beyond a back ache!
Here’s a look at the top 5 most surprising issues a chiropractor can treat:
1. Migraines and headaches
9 out of 1o Americans suffer from headaches. Whether they are occasional, persistent, dull, debilitating, or nagging, taking a painkiller does not treat the cause of the headache, it only masks the pain. Research shows that chiropractic care is an incredibly effective way to treat headaches and migraines. Your chiropractor can identify the cause of these headaches, and correct the vertebral subluxations. This not only will decrease the number and severity of headaches, it will also treat your pain at its source.
Fibromyalgia affects about 2% of the United States, and science has yet to discover the cause of this painful condition. FM has both psychological and physical side effects, ranging from depression to pain. As neuromusculoskeletal specialists, chiropractic care can improve a patient’s nervous system, giving them a better chance for recovery.
3. Stress and Anxiety
Stress comes from 3 basic sources: our environment, our body, and our emotions. The long-term effects of stress can wreak havoc on our health and may lead to high blood pressure, muscle tissue damange, infertility, damage to the immune system, and slow recovery. Because chiropractors work primarily with the spine – the home of the nervous system through which nerve impulses travel between the brain and the rest of the body – they can help the body manage and process this stress in a healthier way.
4. Weak Immune Systems
The nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system are all linked together. Research shows that subluxations in the spine are stressful to the body, and cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly functioning immune system. By correcting these subluxations, chiropractors can help restore function and strength to the immune system.
5. Flexibility and Range of Motion
Regular chiropractic care can increase range of motion and flexibility. Through spinal adjustments and manipulation, muscles tension is released, pain is reduced, and range of motion increases.
Do you need help with any of these issues? We’d love to have you in for your consult!