Do you suffer from chronic pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Millions of people seek out treatment for chronic pain every day. If you visit a doctor, you’re likely to be prescribed an NSAID to reduce inflammation. A physical therapist will teach you exercises to help relieve and prevent the pain from returning. However, if you don’t address the underlying causes of your pain, your pain will return.
Often, the source of our pain is caused by pressure on the nerves in our joints and spine. Chiropractors manipulate the spine in a safe way to naturally relieve pressure-causing inflammation, restore blood flow, and instantly relieve your pain.
In addition to spinal adjustment, chiropractors combine massage and passive exercises to improve blood flow and relieve pressure on the nervous system. This gently relieves pain and inflammation and increases communication between your organs and the neuroreceptors in your brain, which is very beneficial to people with a number of medical problems.
Chiropractic care is a valuable resource for anyone who has chronic pain, but did you know that it can improve a number of other conditions as well? The following are just a few of the other ailments with which your chiropractor can help:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Headaches and Migraines
- Problems in pregnancy
Studies have proven that chiropractic therapy is a valuable resource for treating all of the above health issues and many more. It’s a natural and safe alternative to treat many conditions and can have immediate results, unlike many therapies which could take weeks to see results.
Chiropractic Care Improves Your Life in Many Ways
If you have difficulty sleeping, a chiropractor can perform an adjustment that improves your blood flow and relieves pain, both of which are important to getting a good night’s sleep.
In fact, one-third of patients seeking help with sleeping problems reported immediate results. Chiropractors have also been proven to help infants sleep better as well, with forty percent of infants sleeping more deeply after treatment. This is a huge benefit for exhausted babies and parents alike.
If you suffer from migraines or tension headaches, a chiropractor can potentially improve those problems too. Neuromuscular Massage and other therapies can improve your migraines and headaches and are worth exploring if you suffer from these painful conditions often.
If you find yourself getting sick more than usual, a chiropractor may also be able to boost your immune system. When your nervous system isn’t functioning properly, it prevents the organs from communicating with the neuroreceptors in your brain properly and can lead to inflammation and put stress on the immune system. Proper spinal alignment has been shown to improve communication between the brain and your organs, taking stress off of your immune system and helping it work more effectively.
Pregnancy is another condition that can benefit from chiropractic therapy. Your hips spread to make room for baby and this throws your spine and hip alignment off and can put pressure on painful nerves, like the sciatic nerve. A chiropractor can effectively relieve sciatica pain in pregnant patients, giving pain relief and improving sleep.
In addition to relieving pain during pregnancy, did you know a chiropractor is often used to turn a breech baby toward the end of pregnancy? This procedure has an 82% success rate. If you are trying to get that baby in position and want to avoid labor and delivery issues, give chiropractic therapy a try. Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that also causes fatigue and difficulty sleeping. In addition to poor alignment, stress and tension can be a source of pain. In studies, chiropractic care has shown to improve all of the symptoms of fibromyalgia for many patients. Spinal manipulation, massage, and other techniques may be combined to improve circulation and relieve pressure on painful nerves and joints.
In addition to relieving symptoms, chiropractic care has also been shown to improve the range of motion in fibromyalgia patients. This can improve your quality of life and help you stay more active, further improving symptoms.
Chiropractic therapy is a valuable asset to improve your overall health. It can safely and effectively improve many conditions and ensure that you live a more active, pain-free life.
In addition to these conditions, there are many other conditions that chiropractic care may help improve. If you would like to learn more about if chiropractic care can help with your medical condition, give Integrative Chiropractic a call at: 205-637-1363. We will be glad to discuss the options available to you.