When an individual experiences pain in their back or neck, scheduling a chiropractic appointment is usually top of mind. But there are many other benefits that aren’t as well-known.
The main focus of a chiropractic adjustment is to improve range of motion in a specific region in the body by breaking up fibrous adhesions that cause inflammation and restrict joint mobility. This allows for better movement, reduced pain and better function while allowing the muscles in the surrounding areas to relax. This can occur in the joints involved with spinal motion or extraspinal regions such as the shoulders, hips, wrists and ankles.
In addition to relieving joint pain and improving a patient’s quality of life, chiropractic adjustments help the body in a variety of other ways.
1. Headache Pain Relief:
Millions of people suffer from headaches every single day. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustment is a safe, effective way to help reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches in patients. An adjustment inhibits the pain receptors in the brain while reducing muscle tension and correcting postural strain on the soft tissues in the cervical region.
2. Increased Athletic Performance
Chiropractic adjustment improves flexibility and range of motion while increasing maximum voluntary muscle contraction and cortical drive. Every single major sports league utilizes chiropractors to keep their athletes going and performing at their top level. We can do the same for student athletes and adults who participate in sports or other fitness programs.
3. TMJ Pain Relief
Chiropractors are able to provide relief for patients experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder. This is achieved through gentle, low-force adjustments in conjunction with muscle release in the jaw and neck region.
4. Sciatica and Other Radiating Pain Relief
In our office, we use non-surgical spinal decompression, along with chiropractic adjustments, to provide patients with relief from radiating pain in both the arms and legs. The combination of decompression therapy and adjustments can provide patients with pain relief.
5. Decreased Medication Use
Those who prefer to avoid medication could benefit from a chiropractic visit. A new study published by the National Library of Medicine shows that patients with spinal pain who received chiropractic care were 64% less likely to fill an opioid prescription for their pain.
Overall, chiropractic adjustments result in improved function and quality of life. Time and again, we’ve seen that people who receive chiropractic care report better functioning in their daily lives, which improves their overall quality of life.
If you can relate to any of the benefits above, schedule an appointment to see what your chiropractor can do for you.
About the Author
At Greater Orlando Chiropractic and Wellness in Winter Garden, Dr. Connor Kelley performs non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, pettibon cervical traction, electrical stimulation therapy, therapeutic ultrasound and peripheral neuropathy treatment. Call 407-395-8632 to schedule an appointment.