The average, modern lifestyle is a fairly sedentary one. In fact, more people are spending multiple hours each day hunched over mobile phones, laptops, and PCs than ever before. Although chiropractic care is commonly associated with jarring, impact events such as automobile crashes and slip-and-fall injuries, working with a chiropractor is also great for offsetting the ravages of poor posture, repetitive motion, stress, and other life habits and activities that directly impact the alignment and well-being of the spine. There are several impressive benefits that people can gain from the hands-on, manual adjustment techniques that chiropractors use for correcting alignment issues.
Chiropractic Adjustments Alleviate Joint Dysfunction and Pain
During a car crash or a slip-and-fall event, the vertebrae are often forced out of alignment. This can lead to compressed or pinched nerves, muscle spasms and joint dysfunction, such as whiplash. Problems like these can also develop as the result of poor bending and lifting techniques, repetitive motion injuries, excess body weight, and improper use of work equipment among other things. Chiropractic adjustments can be made to gradually finesse displaced vertebrae back into their rightful positions. Given the impact that spinal alignment can have on a person’s overall health, chiropractic adjustments can also play a pivotal role in supporting and enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities.
Experience Improved Immune Functioning, Better Mood Balance, and Higher Levels Of Energy
Not only is the spine the central support structure in the human body, but it is also a very complex, communication highway that is used constantly by the nerves and the brain to relay important messages. When the vertebrae are not properly aligned, these messages can be delayed or compromised in other ways. This can lead to chemical imbalances and problems like chronic anxiety and depression. If you’ve been experiencing issues with mood balance, chiropractic adjustments could provide the relief you need. Once proper spinal alignment has been restored, nerve to brain communication can improve and the related chemical imbalances will start to dissipate on their own. Manual adjustments of the spine can also have a positive impact on the human immune system and on metabolic functioning. As such, your body will be better protected against illness and able to burn excess fat and calories more efficiently. You’ll also have a lot more energy.
Get Rid of Chronic Headaches, Migraines, Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
The source of localized pain is often in an entirely different area of the body. For instance, wrist, knee, neck, and shoulder problems could be related to alignment issues affecting the lower or upper back. By improving your alignment, a chiropractor may be able to alleviate many forms of chronic pain including recurring headaches, severe migraines and neck, back and shoulder stiffness.
Experience Improved Physical Performance
With better spinal alignment, a host of functional injuries can be naturally resolved including stiffness, limited joint mobility, and limited flexibility among other things. The ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to assist the body in functioning like it should. Once good posture and better balance is achieved, many people find themselves becoming more agile, better coordinated, and far more proficient across a broad range of challenging, physical activities.
If you are looking to feel more aligned, schedule a consultation today with our team at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab. Located in Cornelius, we can develop a treatment plan that will keep you living life to the fullest.