If you are experiencing headaches, back pain, digestion issues, or other joint pain, you may be an ideal candidate for chiropractic care. Many patients who have had these issues for years have not yet considered visiting a chiropractor to review their case.
Your back, neck, and spine are responsible for maintaining our overall posture. Besides bad posture, poor spine health also has the potential to cause problems that may not seem directly related to the spinal column.
The cause of both tension and migraine headaches can often be traced to the muscles in your back being injured or strained. When this type of pain occurs, many patients suggest taking pain medication to manage the immediate discomfort. However, if these headaches are caused by muscle strain related to issues with your spine, a chiropractic adjustment can help. An adjustment works to relieve muscle tension and could reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches. Headaches associated with back pain are one of the most common reasons that people visit a chiropractor.
Studies have recently found that chiropractic patients often find relief of their symptoms associated with acid reflux in just a few appointments. Even children who experience acid reflux have seen that within four treatments, there has been a significant reduction in their symptoms.
While it may not seem like chiropractic adjustment would help acid reflux, it is essential to recognize the nervous system’s role in intestinal health. The gut is lined with nerves that help to process nutrition. Issues that occur which are related to these nerves being able to communicate with the brain, are often found in the spine. A properly aligned spine helps to reduce or eliminate issues with nervous system responses, resulting in effective digestive processes.
Along the same lines as acid reflux, our ears are also linked through our spinal system. Our ability to fight an ear infection can be hindered by compromised spine health. Patients that experience frequent ear infections have found that chiropractic adjustments can reduce or eliminate the frequency or duration of ear infections.
Recent studies into the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments have linked a lowering of blood pressure in patients who have hypertension. Adjustments have been seen to be just as effective as two medications specifically targeted at lowering blood pressure.
Many patients feel that the benefits of chiropractic adjustments certainly go beyond their ability to stop taking additional medications and that these results have even lasted up to six months after the last adjustment.
Patients who have been diagnosed with hypotension have also been keen to receive chiropractic adjustments to help their blood pressure. Researchers believe that proper spine health helps to promote homeostasis within the body. This helps our bodies regulate proper chemical levels and physical responses because the nervous system is able to freely communicate between the body and the brain.
Patients who have experienced severe or moderate back pain are typically open to a wide range of options to help reduce their discomfort. It should be no surprise that as medications or other therapies fall short of their expectations, a consultation with a surgeon is often the next step.
Reviewing your case with a chiropractor can postpone or even prevent the need for surgery. This often improves their overall quality of life since their body does not need to recover from an invasive procedure.
If you are experiencing any of the problems listed above, a chiropractic adjustment should be a consideration for your treatment. While multiple visits may be required, the health benefits and often immediate pain relief of chiropractic adjustments are definitely worth it. Please consult with your chiropractor to review your case and discuss your treatment options.