Many people have experienced back pain for so long that they believe that it’s just simply part of how their life must be. After you have taken your regimen of pain relievers, used heating pads, ice packs, and finally broke down and bought a specialized mattress worth several thousand dollars, your pain can remain. Part of this issue is that you have taken a whole lot of steps to stop the effects of back pain, but you haven’t addressed the actual core issue.
Many chiropractic patients suffer from conditions that aren’t corrected through temporary measures. When you must sit at a desk for eight or more hours a day, your mattress and pain relievers just can’t fix it. If you’ve tried these options but are coming up short in managing your pain or range of motion, you may want to consider a chiropractic adjustment.
If you’re still weighing your options, here are some benefits to scheduling your first chiropractic adjustment today:
Some studies suggest that receiving chiropractic adjustments can have the same effect on your blood pressure as some medications that are specifically designed to lower your blood pressure. The study also found that these effects were not just short-term. The benefits of an adjustment could last up to six months after your appointment.
Additionally, chiropractic adjustments don’t come with the same side effects with blood pressure medications such as fatigue, nausea, dizziness, weight loss and anxiety.
Individuals that have a misaligned spine or pain in their spine can adjust their position to try to reduce pain in a specific area. Unfortunately, this shift in posture can result in poor alignment in other areas. Your chiropractor can help to align your problem areas which can result in better overall posture and reduced pain throughout your back and spinal column.
Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curvature of the spine. The back can curve and twist causing difficulty with mobility, range of motion, pain, and may even affect your ability to breathe. While there are several options available to help cope with scoliosis, chiropractic adjustments have shown to help treat the disease. When chiropractic adjustments are used in tandem with physical therapy you can even halt the progression of scoliosis.
Many patients believe that the only way to reduce inflammation is through medication or heat therapies. These treatment options are only temporary and can’t correct the underlying problems. When you utilize chiropractic adjustments you can stop the issues that cause swelling in the first place.
Properly aligned joints are not as likely to experience irritation that leads to inflammation. This means that chiropractic adjustments can reduce or eliminate your inflammation and can also eliminate the need for medications.
Sciatica is a condition that many patients experience that causes pain to continue down your spine and into your legs. This is the result of a damaged or pinched sciatic nerve. Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Patients experience a reduced need for pain medications and a reduction in their overall pain.
Both migraine and tension headaches can be linked to problems with the back or spine. In fact, headaches are the top reason that people seek the help of a chiropractor. A properly aligned spine helps with muscle tightness and pain. When back muscles are in pain they cause both types of headaches. This means that there is a cascading positive effect of your chiropractic adjustment. An aligned spine does not strain the muscles, and these muscles won’t trigger your painful headaches.
If you are experiencing back or neck pain or any associated pain it is a good time to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor. A licensed chiropractor can review your case to identify the best options for you. Call to schedule your appointment today.