Chiropractic patients can proclaim the benefits of chiropractic adjustments better than most chiropractors themselves since patients are living proof. Usually, they will share their experience with all who will listen. We compiled the top 5 reasons why people choose chiropractic care.
1. Be More Healthy
2. Relieve Pain
3. Improve Physical Performance
5. Body Awareness
Be More Healthy Overall!
Chiropractic is based on the principle that the body has the innate ability to heal itself but in reality, our body’s ability to heal can be interrupted by negative effects of stress. Chiropractic care can help the body heal and achieve wellness by getting the spine and nervous system back in line.
More specifically, when the nervous system is irritated by spinal misalignment (vertebral subluxations), the regulatory capacity of the brain relative to the rest of the body is compromised. Chiropractors seek to restore a more natural state in the body by using specific chiropractic adjustments to correct these imperfections. Chiropractors know that when the nervous system works better, ALL systems in the body have the potential to work better!
The spine contains many pain-sensitive tissues such as joints, muscles, nerves, discs and ligaments. If there are any abnormal alignment patterns in the spinal column, this can place an abnormal amount of stress and strain on any one of these tissues. Chiropractic adjustments are consistently better than other medical options in reducing the intensity of acute low back pain, plus restoring normal function for short-term and long-term effects.
Improve Physical Performance!
Many athletes – amateur and professional – see the positive effects of chiropractic in their personal successes. Athletic performance is affected by a combination of strength, flexibility, speed and coordination. When the spine exhibits imperfections in movement and/or alignment, the resulting vertebral subluxations can create focal areas of irritation in the nervous system, which subsequently interfere with the optimum functions of all other systems. As a result, athletic performance suffers. When athletes are adjusted regularly, they will often attribute their success (at least in part) to their chiropractic care.
Good posture shows confidence and helps us to feel and look our best. Spinal curves are absolutely paramount to good posture. In the normal spine, there should be a gentle curvature of the spine inward in the neck and lower back, with a balanced outward curve in the mid-upper back. One of the most common postural faults (head forward, shoulders rounded forward) occurs when the lumbar (low back) curve is too flat, or the thoracic (mid-upper back) is too rounded. If this abnormal body position is not corrected, this can place a lot of pressure on the spine where the neck meets the shoulders, causing stress and strain.
Most people do not know this, but joint position is one of the most important ‘senses’ used to detect body position in 3-dimensional space (only surpassed by vision in terms of importance). Without this joint information, for example, you would be severely uncoordinated in the dark, most likely unable to walk without falling. This ‘sense’ provided by the joints of your body is called proprioception. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper position and movement of your body’s joints so proprioception (body awareness) is optimized. When you are more aware of your body in space, your improved balance and coordination will help you by preventing accidents and injuries!
Call Us for a Natural Healthy Choice
Chiropractic care is not only for back pain. Chiropractic is a natural healthy choice for optimum performance and an essential component of mind-body communication to ensure that your body functions the way it is intended. Contact South Bend Chiropractic and Wellness at (574) 282-2828 to schedule your appointment!