Chiropractic care has been criticized and discredited largely due to the misunderstanding of the concept of it. In recent years, many research studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic care in your healthcare regimen and how beneficial it is in treating musculoskeletal conditions. Some studies have even shown that chiropractic care should be one of the first treatment steps taken on your road to recovery.
Many people think that they will go to a chiropractor if they hurt their back or neck but in actual fact chiropractic care is used in the treatment of a variety of things like whiplash, osteoarthritis, sciatica, joint dysfunction and the following:
The direct cause of a headache is tightness in the neck and shoulders. The tightness can cause misalignments in the vertebrae of your neck, resulting in pain. 80% of all headaches originate from the neck. A chiropractic adjustment can realign the vertebrae in your neck and can help eliminate the cause of your headaches rather than offering just temporary relief from the symptoms.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This condition is most commonly associated with people who are constantly using a computer. Typing is a motion that, when performed repetitively and with poor posture, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerves in the fingertips travel through the wrist, up the arm, and into the neck. The spine is the center of the nervous system, and the pain in your hands and wrists can be relieved by your chiropractor with concentrated spinal and joint adjustments.
It is called a "pinched nerve" when a nerve is squeezed or compressed. A pinched nerve can be caused by spinal misalignments, bulging or herniated discs, or other factors. Inflammation, pain, and sometimes muscle spasms are caused by the increased pressure on the nerve. The pain will be alleviated when the pressure on the nerve is relieved. An examination can reveal the cause of the pain and properly aligning the spine with an adjustment can relieve the pain.
You don't have to have an injury to benefit from chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic visits can help to prevent physical problems and injuries from occurring. By staying well adjusted, with maintenance chiropractic care, you may help prevent injury.
Some other possible benefits of maintenance care:
optimal nerve output for optimal physical performance,
increased mobility, energy and strength,
improved circulation and immune function,
an overall better feeling of well-being.