Lesser-Known Benefits of Chiropractic Care


When talking about chiropractic care, the first thing that comes to most people's minds is back and neck pain relief. It stems from the fact that the two issues are the most widely publicised benefits of chiropractic care. However, chiropractic care has many other benefits that most people do not know about. This article highlights some of those lesser-known benefits.

Ease Anxiety

The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports that one in five Australians currently suffers from some mental health condition, including anxiety. The sad part is that most people do not bother to seek help from a professional and suffer in silence. Unfortunately, anxiety can impact one's overall health (physical and psychological) and hurt their quality of life. While a psychologist or a psychiatrist is usually the go-to professional for severe anxiety, chiropractic treatment can help ease mild anxiety. How? Since the central nervous system, spinal cord, controls blood pressure, spine adjustments can help lower it. Notably, it steadies heart rate in anxious situations, allowing patients to remain calm. Chiropractic care also releases feel-good hormones, which help relieve tension in the body, eliminating anxious feelings.

Improved Mood

Mood swings can significantly affect your emotional well-being personal relationships. Of course, nobody wants to interact with someone whose mood changes every other day. Unfortunately, people suffering from mood swings do not know where to turn to for help and only hope that the condition is just a phase that will pass. In most cases, hormonal imbalance, particularly fluctuations in serotonin levels, is to blame for the roller coaster ride of emotions. Unfortunately, most patients turn to drugs to help correct their hormonal imbalances. However, there are better and natural ways to deal with mood swings, and chiropractic treatment is one. For instance, through spine adjustments, chiropractic treatment relieves pressure on nearby nerves, correcting mixed signals that cause hormonal imbalances. Over time, your mood improves, and so do your relationships.

Increased Energy

When your whole body feels tense, participating in normal simple activities can feel like a chore. Over time, your body becomes stiff, you lose the range of motion in your joints, and you eventually get used to your condition. Consequently, you start feeling tired after performing simple tasks. Rather than hang on to the tension and bear the brunt of reduced energy levels, you can seek chiropractic treatment to address your condition. Chiropractic manipulation improves joints' range of motion and helps you sleep better. Continued chiropractic treatment boosts and sustains your energy levels, improving your quality of life.

If you'd like to learn more, contact a local chiropractor clinic. 


21 October 2021

Recurrent back pain

I've had so many back pain issues over the years. I think it's cost me thousands of dollars when you work out how much I've spent on useless devices that are supposed to help, medical appointments and all the time I've missed from either attending appointments or being in too much pain to go into work. It's also made horrible inroads into my social life by affecting how much I can participate in social events with friends and family. I want to make sure that I actually cure my back pain this time, rather than just treating the symptoms so I can really start living my life.