When you visit your chiropractor, you might hear them talk about something called a chiropractic adjustment. This is for the musculoskeletal system which is the network of bones, muscles, and connective tissues that allow us to stand up straight, assume different positions, and move about.
Chiropractic adjustments are one technique used by chiropractors. It involves them using their hands or special tools to apply controlled force to various joints within the spine with the aim of aligning the spine and improving the overall function of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic adjustments usually form part of a wider chiropractic treatment plan. Your practitioner will be able to advise you if you are suitable for this technique and what you can expect from your treatment. In the meantime, here are some of the key benefits of getting chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments are a very versatile treatment and have been proven to be effective in helping with a range of health problems, not just back pain. Some of the conditions which can be improved using regular chiropractic adjustments include:
High blood pressure
Issues caused by poor posture
Poor immune system
Your chiropractor will be able to advise you if your ailments could be improved using chiropractic adjustments.
Whether your pain is temporary or chronic, it may be difficult to manage. Many people are keen to avoid taking pain medications, especially those only available by prescription. This is because drugs only really mask the symptoms rather than treat the underlying cause of the problem. Additionally, some medications have addictive qualities. Chiropractic treatment is very effective in helping to reduce pain naturally. That’s because it promotes the release of natural pain-relieving endorphins, reduces inflammation, and promotes blood flow which helps the body to heal
One of the key benefits of chiropractic adjustments is that it helps to make it easier for patients to move around. As we get older, our joints can become stiffer, and this can make it painful and difficult to move freely. Chiropractic adjustments can reduce inflammation that can affect the joints, improving their flexibility and your range of motion.
Many people are surprised to learn that chiropractic treatment can also be beneficial for supporting whole-body health and wellness. Studies have found that regular chiropractic adjustments can reduce pressure on the central nervous system (of which the spinal cord is integral) and as a result, improve the function of all organs and body systems. This includes your immune system, which is tasked with protecting you from the many different diseases that could potentially make you very sick. All other body systems can also function more optimally, and you could experience benefits such as:
Lower blood pressure
Better skin and hair
Improved sleep quality
For more information about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, please contact our experienced team at Valley Spinal Care in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona by calling (602) 788-4200 or (602) 368-3578 today.