When experiencing back pain, the first thing that comes to mind is to go to the doctor, which is the right thing to do. However, it’s possible that you’re going to the wrong kind of doctor. While a normal medical doctor will treat the symptoms, seeking the care of a chiropractor addresses the root of the problem- you’re spinal and nervous system.
The spine is thirty-three small bones that house the spinal cord connected through muscles and ligaments. If something goes wrong on the spine, the effects are far reaching and painful. Most of which can be treated before you even feel any pain. By visiting the chiropractors at regularly, not just when you’re in need, the benefits you receive are countless. But to make it easier, here’s a few plainly stated.
Decreased Pain from Chiropractic Care
It’s safe to say that the spine is a main core of the human body. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to stand, sit, or even move our legs and arms. The spine protects the spinal cord. Which is great, until something happens to the spine. Slipped discs, pinched nerves, and back strains are a few of the more common ailments that people are aware of. Headaches, numbness in arms and fingers, and the shooting pains down the legs are other problems that chiropractors can address.
By manipulating the spine back to an aligned position, a chiropractor can treat wide number of ailments without unnecessary drugs or surgeries. But a chiropractor isn’t limited to just the spine. They have an in-depth knowledge of the nervous system, allowing them to elevate pain from the top of the head down to the toes. Most patients feel immediate pain relief after just the first visit.
Chiropractic Treatment Can Improve Physical Performance
Every athlete on the TV has regular appointments with a chiropractor. And many of them swear a part of their success is effected by the help a chiropractor gives them. Athletes need strength, speed, flexibility, and coordination to be who they are. All of which are greatly affected by the spine and nervous system. Without being in top shape, how can a basketball, swimmer, or tennis player be the best they can be?
That question applies to everyone, not just athletes. You don’t have to be a pro football player to improve your physical performance. The chiropractors at Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine are ready to help anyone willing to improve their bodies. Be it improving your strength and flexibility or losing weight and be becoming the active person you always wanted, a knowledgeable chiropractor is ready to help.
A Chiropractor can help Improve Posture
It feels good to look our best. We, as humans, naturally feel better about ourselves when we dress up. But even the most beautiful dress or tuxedo can be ruined with bad posture. Rounded shoulders with the head pitched forward is one of the more common bad posture positions. This happens when the lower back (lumbar) is too flat or the upper back (thoracic) is too rounded.
With the spine bent out of its natural shape, pressure is built up throughout the length of the spine. Migraines, lower back aches and strains, stiffness in the shoulders, numbness in arms or neck are just a few pains that bad posture can cause. All of which are easily remedied by a chiropractor. With spinal realignments and using the posture technics taught by the chiropractor, good posture and being pain free is within reach.
Better Immune Systems with Chiropractic Care
The nervous system controls all the functions of the body- including the immune system. Over the years, scientists have found that spinal adjustments have a positive effect on the immune system. Illness like the flu or worse can be lessen or even completely avoided by spinal adjustments because the nervous system is able to more smoothly perform.
When the spine and surround nervous system is out of alignment, the immune system isn’t able to communicate as well to the nervous system. Meaning that the body’s natural defense (the nervous system) isn’t able to fight off illnesses like it should. Patients under the care of a chiropractor find that they are sick less often, simply because their immune systems have improved.
Chiropractic Adjustments Promote Better Sleep
The human body can’t survive without sleep. It’s as vital as food and water. Without sleep, the mind doesn’t function as well, the odds of getting a heart disease or diabetes goes up, and moods become unstable. But how can you get the sleep you need if you’re in pain? The answer is, you don’t.
It doesn’t matter if you have a soft or hard bed, the temperature is just right or you can hear the sound of the waves on shore lulling you to sleep, if your back or any other part of the body is uncomfortable, sleep won’t happen. Even if you’re able to sleep, it might be broken and scattered, never allowing your mind to fulling sink into the rem cycle and allow your body to refresh itself. A chiropractor can ease the pain and calm down your nervous system, so that you’re able to get the good night’s sleep you deserve.
These are just a few example of what a chiropractor can do you. Be sure to call Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine at (972) 355-0083 today to set up a consultation.