When thinking of chiropractic care, most people think of just the neck or back. When in fact, chiropractic care can benefit you in many ways you probably have not considered. Most people first visit a chiropractic office when they are experiencing neck or back pain. However, they keep returning after the original pain is gone because of the extra benefits they receive. Dr. Campbell at Restoration Sugar Land Chiropractors has a great understanding how the musculoskeletal system works. He is able to provide significant quality care to all his patients.
The first benefit provided by Sugar Land Chiropractors is that adjustments can improve your digestion. Patients very often do not know that the nerves that run through the spine also are the same nerves that control stomach functions. Therefore, if the vertebrae in this area are not aligned properly, these same nerves can signal a need for more acid production in the digestion system. This increased acid production can result in heartburn, acid reflux and gas. Here at Sugar Land Chiropractors we understand the complete therapeutic results of adjustments. We understand that keeping the vertebrae properly aligned can frequently alleviate stomach issues.
The next unexpected benefit we are going to explore is that chiropractic treatments may lower blood pressure. A chiropractic adjustment that target the nerves in the upper neck can be as effective in lowering blood pressure as taking a double dose of blood pressure medications. Where here at Sugar Land Chiropractors we do not advocate that you take a double does of blood pressure medication or any other medication, we do realize the natural benefits of adjusting the upper nerves of the neck. This manipulation is referred to as the “atlas adjustment” and is known to help stabilize a person’s blood pressure.
The third benefit that Sugar Land Chiropractors like to emphasize is that chiropractic care often will boost a person’s immune system. Having a healthy immune system that can fight off most bacteria and viruses that a person come into contact with can be especially beneficial to a person. This benefit will enable a person to maintain their everyday routine of living. The nervous system is responsible for controlling the functions of cells, organs and tissues of the body. When the body is not aligned correctly then the immune system loses some of its ability to fight off illness. Here at Sugar Land Chiropractors we understand the relationship between an aligned body and the immune system.
A fourth very important unexpected benefit of chiropractic care is that it can assist in a healthier pregnancy and also may aid in a much easier delivery. When a woman is pregnant her body goes through many changes that impact the function of the nervous system. The doctor at Sugar Land Chiropractors understands the changes a pregnant women’s body goes through related to the functions of the nervous systems. As a woman’s pregnancy progresses, the ligaments in the pelvic area loosen to enable childbirth. During this time weight increases in a women’s core can lead to instability that puts additional pressure on an expected mother’s spine. Regular and proper chiropractic care during a pregnancy can help ensure a much healthier mother and child. Babies that are born to mother’s that have regular chiropractic care during their pregnancy are able to develop in a healthier environment.
Due to the stress of everyday life, many patient’s at Sugar Land Chiropractors start to experience a sluggish feeling daily. These patient’s experience a decrease in energy. The cause of this loss of energy can be two-fold. First the tension in the spine can wear down a person’s energy. Second, because of the stress in the spine the nerves do not work effectively. Often, patients are sore and tense and do not realize it. This just becomes the norm for day to day living. As our bodies struggle with the muscular aches and pains it becomes fatigued and the nervous system becomes ineffective. Chiropractic adjustments can remove this pressure and aid in increasing a person’s energy.
The last unexpected benefit of chiropractic care we are going to examine is that chiropractic care can help you breathe better. Here at Sugar Land Chiropractors we completely understand the benefits of having the thoracic and mid-cervical regions of the spine in alignment. When these areas are misaligned then this can lead to breathing problems. The lungs are like every other part of the body whereby they rely on nerve function to travel unimpeded from the brain to the spinal cord. When the thoracic and mid-cervical regions of the spine are not aligned properly, this can lead to breathing issues such as asthma. Once the subluxations are corrected and aligned properly, then the inflammation in the lungs decrease while the ability to breath properly increase. The doctor at Sugar Land Chiropractors understand how to align the body so that the effectiveness is maximized.
To reiterate the unexpected benefits of chiropractic care we have discussed is the following:
1) Chiropractic adjustments can improve your digestion. This is because the nerves that run through the spine also control your stomach functions.
2) Chiropractic treatments may aid in lowering your blood pressure. Chiropractic adjustments that specifically target the nerves in the upper neck can act as a double dose of blood pressure medication
3) Proper chiropractic care can boost your immune system. Since the nervous systems controls the can functions of cells, organs and tissues of the body, a properly aligned system can improve the immune system
4) Chiropractic treatment can assist in a healthier pregnancy and also may aid in an easier delivery. Due to the changes in a woman’s body caused by pregnancy this can have a significant impact on the nervous system’s functions
5) Chiropractic care increase a person’s energy. This is because by reducing stress and tension in the spine and freeing up the nerves to work more effectively.
6) Chiropractic care can assist in helping you breathe better. A misalignment in the thoracic and mid-cervical regions of the spine can lead to lung abnormalities such as asthma
There are many reasons to visit a chiropractor. As one can see, it often starts with the neck or back pain for the first visits to a chiropractor. Then a patient feels other benefits from a chiropractic visit and keeps returning to aid in many unexpected ways.