Chiropractic Benefits – What are they?
Chiropractic benefits are plentiful. What are they I hear you ask? Well let me tell you!
You might be wondering why you should see a chiropractor. You may be completely unaware of how treatment can help you. Chiropractic is known for the ‘Chiropractic Adjustment’ . This is a precisely delivered, high velocity and low amplitude movement into a joint. An adjustment is needed if a joint is restricted or dysfunctional. In other words, when the joint isn’t moving properly. This can lead to inflammation, injury and pain. Importantly, a ‘chiropractic adjustment’ has both physical and physiological responses, as well as some emotional ones too. To demonstrate this, I have listed the benefits which I can think of off the top of my head below. However, I know there are many more!
- Reduces pain
- Decreases inflammation
- Increases range of motion in joints
- Reduces muscle tension
- Promotes faster healing
- Injury prevention
- Improves posture
- Better sports performance
- Promotes optimal function
- Relaxation of the autonomic nervous system
- Down-regulates the Sympathetic Nervous System or SNS (Fight or Flight)
- Up-regulates the Parasympathetic Nervous System or PNS (Rest and Repair)
Of note, there are specific physiological responses which the body makes when the nervous system is affected. Down-regulating the SNS will lead to decreased blood pressure, decreased heart rate and decreased sweating. Up-regulating the PNS leads to increased digestion, increased bowel & bladder movement and increased immune function. By affecting the autonomic nervous system, your body will make these changes after a chiropractic adjustment.
Other Health Benefits
If you didn’t think that was enough, here is a list of other health benefits which some people report following chiropractic treatment, which are equally as important:
- A sense of well being
- Feeling relaxed
- Increased levels of energy
- A better night sleep
- A feeling of hope
- Better quality of life
As you can see, the health benefits of chiropractic treatment are plentiful. At Davies Chiropractic Care in Heaton Moor, Stockport, we use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, different soft-tissue techniques and active rehabilitation. We do this to get the best possible results we can for our patients.
If you think that we can help you, please give us a call on 0161 879 7701. We would love to help you with whatever issue you have.
Samantha Davies MChiro DC