The continued rise in the usage of chiropractic care has been
ongoing. Studies continue to demonstrate the numbers rising and the
increase of people using chiropractic health care. In one issue of American Journal of Public Health
a study was published entitled "Use of Chiropractic Services from 1895
through 1991 in the United States and Canada". The conclusion of this
study was that the number of visits to chiropractors has more than
doubled in the past 20 years. Many recommend this particular treatment
method due to the non-invasive approach and its insistence on awakening
the body's natural ability to heal and become healthier, stronger and
The Healing Benefits Of Chiropractic
people in their everyday lives have things happen that effect their
bodies. Dysfunction in their musculoskeletal system can benefit from
chiropractic care. From pain relief, injury rehabilitation, optimal
athletic performance, aging and improved immune function. These are all
some the benefits a person may undergo when they have misaligned spine,
back, or neck. For people who need to be physically active for their
work, sport and daily responsibilities, the presence of such dysfunction
disables them from performing well. This is due to the fact that any
form of movement on the traumatized area of the body can result in
stress and possibly more damage causing more pain and discomfort.
of the cause of your initial pain and problems, among the many benefits
research shows you may enjoy as a result of chiropractic care are as
• better movement and improved circulation
• lower levels of lactic acid
• higher oxygenation and better nutrient delivery to cells
• increased flexibility
• improved comfort and decrease or elimination of pain
• Faster recovery time
• Reduced muscle spasm
• Prevention of future injury and improved immune function
• More relaxed feeling
The Overall Approach
you want to enhance the benefits of chiropractic care, it is best to
combine your efforts with an overall approach to your health and well
being. Health is not merely the absence of pain and symptoms. If you
have ever had a cavity, you know that by the time the pain shows up, the
damage to your tooth is already there. The healthier you are, and the
healthier you become the greater the potential benefits of your
chiropractic care. Minimise dis-ease and maximise your health. The
relief from any pressure or source of discomfort and irritation will
allow your body to attain maximum mobility and better performance.
Some general recommendations to develop a routine and get the maximum health benefits are the following:
• Keep your body properly hydrated.
• Follow a healthy nutritional plan, including lots of raw organic foods and leafy greens.
• Do some stretching exercises or develop a healthy exercise routine.
· Maximise your oxygen intake through some forms of aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
Additional Benefits of Chiropractic Care
There is still a small percentage of the population who have misconceptions about the benefits of chiropractic
care. However, research continues to be done, changing these
perceptions and gradually more of the scientific community are showing
greater interest in the healing potential that chiropractic may
represent. One of the misconceptions being that it is not a valid form
of treatment and is used only for mild cases of back pain, headaches,
and the like. However, chiropractic adjustments are being researched to
investigate the benefits even to those suffering from extreme cases of
spinal or vertebral misalignment and other health problems.
Many chiropractors have patients who have benefited beyond musculoskeletal problems, these include:
• women may have improved comfort during pregnancy and labour
• minimise the risk of scoliosis in an infant and improve their postural development.
• Improved immune function and resilience possibly preventing asthma, ear infection, bedwetting, among other things.
• more energy, productivity and physical stamina in adults
• For senior individuals, they attain better balance, improved sleeping and prevent injury from falls.
Some of the results and benefits reported from patients who have undergone chiropractic care include the following:
• Improved immune and nervous system function
• greater vitality
• improved breathing and exercising
• improved digestion and bowel function
• improved vision
• Improved overall health.
Study and research continues as we look at the cause of health and the benefits of chiropractic care!
chiropractic adjustments, your body may start to improve movement and
alignment of the spine and spinal structures. In many cases, a patient
will immediately experience relief for a problem soon after undergoing
chiropractic care. Restoring and building health from the inside is one
of the advantages of opting for chiropractic care over surgical or
medical procedures that often require a long recovery period. In other
cases if the damage or misalignment is more severe, a person may be sore
and still achy after care. Some people may take longer to heal and
demonstrate improvement, they may also need to make other lifestyle
improvements to maximise their health and wellbeing along with improved
pain free movement.
If you approach your health from the
perspective of a way of life, and give your body and mind the essentials
for maximising your health, chiropractic care may be a key ingredient.