Chiropractic care is a holistic, hands-on approach to medicine that emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal. Specifically, it addresses the spinal misalignments and correlating nervous system problems which undermine health and function in other areas of your body.
Done through manual adjustments, spinal decompression, therapeutic massage, myofascial release, and other evidence-based techniques, chiropractic care is the go-to noninvasive treatment for chronic back pain and unrelenting neck pain. Indeed, these two conditions are the primary reasons that most people seek chiropractic care for the first time.
But for the 35 million people treated by chiropractors every year in the United States, pain relief is just the beginning — regular chiropractic care offers a myriad of health benefits that have the potential to improve your well-being on multiple levels.
Here, Dr. Lincoln German and Dr. Mikaela Foley of Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center discuss a few surprising benefits you gain when making chiropractic care a fundamental part of your wellness routine.
Correcting structural misalignments in your spine doesn’t just decompress the constricted spinal nerves that cause chronic pain — it also restores healthy posture. Your body is a linear kinetic chain of energy, and good posture is vital for maintaining proper body mechanics and musculoskeletal function.
By lifting you through your center to help you stand taller, postural rehabilitation delivers invaluable functional benefits, from improved balance and coordination to increased flexibility and enhanced range of motion.
Spinal misalignments and associated pain conditions can place your body under immense physical tension and stress, throwing your body into a persistent state of low-grade inflammation. Living in a constant state of tension, stress, inflammation, and pain can sap your energy and undermine your vitality.
Regular chiropractic care helps dismantle “normalized” pain conditions from the ground up, taking pressure off your nervous system and freeing your body to function more optimally, just as it was designed to. As the pain subsides and body function improves, you recover your energy and vitality.
Chronic stress is a common contributing factor in health-eroding spinal misalignments and nervous system imbalances, and it’s something that our team sees every day: Most people carry stress in the form of tension in their neck, shoulders, and back, and this tension can adversely impact the way your nervous system communicates with your body.
Regular chiropractic care disrupts the vicious cycle of stress that keeps you locked in a perpetual state of agitation, worry, and mental strain by relieving persistent tension and correcting related spinal misalignments and nervous system imbalances. Lower stress levels can lighten your mood and, in turn, empower you to create a fuller, more meaningful life.
Regular chiropractic care realigns your body to restore optimal physical and chemical balance. When your spine and soft tissues are manipulated through gentle chiropractic adjustments and therapeutic massage, your body releases mood-boosting endorphins that alleviate pain, ease tension, and relax your body.
Improved nervous system regulation, diminished musculoskeletal pain, reduced tension, and easier relaxation combine to support optimal sleep habits — many people who receive regular chiropractic treatment find that it vastly improves the quality and quantity of rest they get each night, helping them fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Everything in your body is connected. When routine chiropractic adjustments correct spinal misalignments to help ease tension and pain and improve posture, mood, and sleep, they also strengthen the connections between key body systems, including your nervous and immune systems.
When your nervous system is under less strain, it can reestablish a better connection to your immune system. This fundamental connection helps your body respond faster and more effectively to infection, preventing illness or shortening its duration.
To find out how regular chiropractic care can improve your life, call or click online to schedule an appointment with our seasoned team at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center in Manassas, Virginia, today.