You might have heard of chiropractic treatments before, especially if you have any type of joint or back problems.
But what exactly are the advantages of chiropractic adjustments? And is it actually beneficial in treating chronic pain?
Curious to know more? Keep reading to find out what benefits chiropractic care can bring to you!
What Is Chiropractic Care?
To know more about the benefits of chiropractors, we should first understand what exactly constitutes chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care mainly features spinal manipulative therapy, a high-speed, low-amplitude thrusting motion that correct
s the neuro-biomechanical issue of your joints and nervous system.
This restores proper joint mechanics and proper healing function of the body
. It may be supplemented by other alternative medicine practices such as preventative therapy (similar to physical therapy), soft tissue therapy or laser therapy.
Chiropractic care can help with pain management for various conditions such as knee pain, acute low back pain, neck pain, sciatica and more!
Chiropractic treatment often targets your spine, but it can also help with problems in other parts of your body, improving certain conditions affecting your:
- connective tissue
What Benefits Can Chiropractic Treatments Offer?
1. Reduce Pain and Increase Range of Motion
By realigning your spine and releasing tension in your body, a chiropractor is able to reduce your discomfort.
Chiropractic adjustments have been demonstrated to reduce chronic inflammation, which can result in a variety of advantageous outcomes, such as:
- Reduced muscular tension
- Pain relief for joints
- Improved range of motion
In fact, The American Chiropractic Association recommends that medical doctors encourage people with chronic back and neck pain to seek out non-invasive treatments before taking medication to treat their pain.
2. Reduces Dependency on Painkillers
Many people who experience chronic pain will seek out a medical doctor for a solution.
But conventional medical treatment simply prescribes pain relievers to help manage your discomfort.
However, by choosing to go for a chiropractic adjustment, you are able to reduce your dependency on taking over-the-counter painkillers as we deal with the problem right at the source instead of merely masking the pain and other symptoms.
3. More Affordable with Higher Satisfaction Compared to Traditional Methods
Most of the time, seeking chiropractic treatment is a good alternative to invasive and painful health treatments like surgery or injections for treating chronic back pain.
The course of treatment is shorter than conventional medical care as we aim to correct problems right at the source, possibly preventing relapse, instead of only dealing with visible symptoms, which might lead to your condition deteriorating anyways as the true problem remains unaddressed.
Furthermore, studies have typically found that chiropractic manipulation leads to higher satisfaction.
In a 2015 study of 544 chiropractic patients, 92% of participants experienced significant pain relief, while 80% reported an improved range of motion.
4. Reduces Chances of Getting Osteoarthritis and Eases Scoliosis
Osteoarthritis is a condition that is caused by the degeneration of the joint cartilage, causing the ends of your bones to rub together due to incorrect bio-mechanic of the joint(s) and uneven weight distribution.
It is a condition commonly misunderstood as seen in the elderly only. However, statistics have shown that osteoarthritis has been seen in more younger people nowadays.
Over time, due to injury, poor posture, incorrect biomechanics and repetitive movement, the cartilage can lose its integrity, begin to thin and even tear in certain cases.
Chiropractic adjustment can help restore the proper joint biomechanics and hence reduce the pressure on the joints and the nerves.
For scoliosis, chiropractic treatment can greatly contribute to improving the spinal alignment of patients. There have been studies that show stark improvements in a patient’s condition within only 8 weeks of treatment!
5. Helps Improve Posture
Good posture is important for many things. It reduces the strain on the ligaments that stabilize your spinal joints and enables your muscles to function more effectively.
This, in turn, helps with involuntary bodily responses like breathing and sleeping.
But it’s easy to have poor posture, especially if most of your time is spent sitting at your desk. Spinal adjustments have been proven to improve poor posture, especially when coupled with the appropriate post-treatment care.
6. May Improve Athletic Performance
Spinal manipulation may improve an athlete’s athletic performance. This is because chiropractic treatment leads to a higher level of joint mobility and direct pain relief from injuries.
Since athletes tend to put their bodies under strenuous physical pressure, chiropractic adjustments are also be useful in reducing the risk of long-term injury.
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