If you have visited a chiropractor in the past, the reason was most likely the treatment of chronic neck or back pain. While this is the most common reason for getting chiropractic care, it is far from the only one. Chiropractic medicine is a holistic treatment that can have manifold benefits that you may have never heard of. Today, we are taking a closer look at some of the lesser known ways that a trip to our office can help you lead a healthier and happier life.

1. Improvements to the Digestive Process

One of the most common complaints that chiropractic care can treat is the abdominal pain associated with gas and acid reflux. While these symptoms may be the result of inflammation that may have a variety of causes, misalignment of the vertebrae may also cause or exacerbate this problem. As the hub of the nervous system, your spine contains nerves that directly control the autonomous operation of your stomach and the production of its digestive enzymes. Putting the spine into a healthy alignment can relieve pressure on internal organs and reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.

2. Increased Energy Levels

Do you feel tired and run-down no matter how much you rest? The culprit may be your spinal alignment. A greater amount of tension in the spine is known to lessen the efficiency of the nerves throughout the body, including the ones that make movement free and easy to perform. An adjustment can aid your blood flow and make it easier for your brain to absorb more oxygen.

3. Improved Mood and Mental Health

There is a genuine link between the function of the mind and the body, and this is something that chiropractic care can help you put into better balance. The messages that your mind receives from the body is transmitted through the spine, and addressing misalignments can go a long way toward treating the underlying causes of mood disorders and certain mental health problems.

Do you need help to feel better in everyday life? Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab can help you with everything from sports chiropractic recovery to persistent neck stiffness. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Cornelius, NC.