The role that chiropractic plays in relieving and managing back pain is well-documented – and well-known. What some patients may not realize is that chiropractic care has been shown to help with many health conditions.
Here are seven.
There is a great deal of research that supports using chiropractic as an effective treatment for headaches, particularly those that originate in the neck and tension headaches. Adjustments can help to relieve stress on the body while improving spinal function. It can also help to improve posture which can aid in preventing headaches.
Studies have also found chiropractic to be very effective in managing migraine.
Several scientific studies have found that regular chiropractic adjustments can lower blood pressure as effectively as medications – without the unpleasant and sometimes harmful side effects.
One study found that just eight weeks of chiropractic care resulted in significantly lower blood pressure for participants. It is believed that this is accomplished by making adjustments to the Atlas vertebra but also by providing stress relief for the body experiences when it is balanced.
Chiropractic for Bell’s Palsy has been shown to be very effective in reducing symptoms and speeding healing. When combined with other therapies like anti-inflammatory medications and physiotherapy, chiropractic can help patients gain back control of their muscles and improve nerve function with cervical spine adjustments.
Spinal decompression is also effective in improving the function of the nervous system which can help boost the efficiency of how signals are sent through the body.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Many patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome have found great relief with chiropractic care. Manual manipulation of the arm, wrist, and hand helps to relieve strain, tension, and nerve compression. This is far more preferable to the standard treatment protocol of steroid injections and surgery.
Chiropractic is effective and safe for not just relieving the pain from carpal tunnel but also for treating the root cause of the pain. The adjustments and manipulations are gentle but provide relief that lasts.
A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes when she is pregnant, many of which can lead to pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care has been shown in numerous studies to be a safe, effective treatment for pregnancy-related pain.
It relieves musculoskeletal stress and tension that can come from the physical as well as emotional changes the mother-to-be is experiencing. What’s more, chiropractic care not only helps with a more comfortable pregnancy, but it also helps ensure a pregnancy that is healthier and a better birth outcome to boot!
Birth is a pretty strenuous process, and it isn’t uncommon for babies to benefit from infant chiropractic adjustments. These types of adjustments are geared toward infants and are safe, gentle, and effective for all ages from newborn on up.
And if your baby is colicky, chiropractic has been found to be an effective all-natural treatment that gives your baby fast, long-lasting relief.
Vertigo and Balance
Many people take daily medication for balance issues such as vertigo on a daily basis. But if you are looking for a natural, drug-free option, chiropractic might be the answer for you. The upper cervical spine is returned to its proper alignment through chiropractic manipulation can rebalance the body and reduce or eliminate dizziness and balance issues.
If you would like to give chiropractic a try for your condition, give us a call or schedule online. We’ll meet with you to see if you are a good candidate and discuss your prospective outcome, then you can see how your quality of life could change with chiropractic care. It works!