Chiropractic Benefits – What are they?

//Chiropractic Benefits – What are they?

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