• 5 Unexpected Conditions Remedied with All-Natural Chiropractic Adjustments

    on Jul 16th, 2018

If your mind turns to neck and back pain when you think about chiropractic treatments, you’re likely not alone. The spinal adjustments that form the core of chiropractic care are easy to connect with as treatments for stiff necks and sore backs. Relief for these can sometimes be instant.

However, consider the complexity of the human nervous system, and that all communications between the brain and the body route through the spinal column. It isn’t difficult to visualize how many illnesses or conditions may be affected by irregularities or imbalances with your musculoskeletal system.

The principles behind chiropractic care

A misconception many people carry about chiropractic treatment is that it’s a “fix,” that the treatment directly affects a health issue. This can certainly be the case in some instances since adjustments can relieve nerve pressure and joint mobility issues. However, the primary focus of chiropractic treatment is restoration, not repair.

Your body is a marvel of bioengineering, and it’s able to repair many injuries and illnesses itself if body systems work at peak efficiencies. For example, think about how broken bones knit, or how a cut first stops bleeding, then scabs over and finally new skin forms.

All-natural healing boost

Chiropractic care seeks to ensure that the bones in your body are in place, correctly aligned so that nerves remain uncompressed, and blood flow is optimized. These two factors are critical to the repair systems of your body. The efficiency of these systems often dictates how well and how quickly healing happens.

Therefore, chiropractic care often reaches beyond simple joint issues and treats other medical issues that may seem unconnected with the adjustments themselves. It’s your body’s repair systems working better and getting the upper hand, thanks to the efficiency boosts that chiropractic care offers. Here are five conditions you may be surprised to learn can benefit from chiropractic care.

Migraines

The length and severity of migraine attacks are often abated through chiropractic treatment. Balance and alignment of the vertebrae of the cervical spine – your neck – often help reduce the symptoms that you experience during a migraine episode.

Premenstrual discomfort

Symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) include headaches, abdominal pains, bloating, and mood changes. More than 90% of women experience some level of PMS symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, sufficient to cause a substantial impact on day-to-day life. Common chiropractic spinal manipulation is a proven way to reduce symptoms of PMS for many women.

Arthritis

The damage caused by osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritic condition, may result from the effects of wear-and-tear on a joint outstripping the body’s ability to repair the damage. Chiropractic treatments can improve blood flow to joints with arthritis damage, providing more of the building blocks needed to naturally rebuild and restore joint condition.

High blood pressure

One reason blood pressure becomes elevated is that your cells aren’t receiving enough oxygen. To compensate, your brain directs your heart to pump harder to increase oxygen delivery. When chiropractic adjustments improve blood flow, oxygen deficiencies may be corrected without resorting to medications, which may have other side effects. Note that not all patients with hypertension will see results from chiropractic care. However, since it’s a natural and holistic treatment, there’s no drawback to trying chiropractic treatment as alternative care.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

The cauda equina, a bundle of nerves resembling a horse’s tail, as its name suggests, is where the spinal cord branches out toward the bottom of the spine. The nerves making up this bundle then branch off to serve the pelvis, legs, and feet. For some people with IBD, colitis, or other bowel disorders, chiropractic care delivers symptom relief, likely based on reduced pressure and improved blood flow around the cauda equina region.

Chiropractic care has many more surprising benefits. Call or click to set up a consultation with an Enhanced Medical Centers care provider in Tempe, Arizona, to learn more about how all-natural chiropractic adjustments may help you.

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