Some people only visit the chiropractor when they’re experiencing pain, but you can benefit from regular visits even if you feel fine. Here’s what routine chiropractic care can do for you.
Keep Your Joints Moving Freely
Joints are the connections between bones that keep them from rubbing together. Joints are wrapped in tissue and filled with synovial fluid for lubrication and proper movement. Different joints move in different ways with varying degrees of motion based on where they are in the body.
It’s common for joints to have a limited range of motion. Some causes of poor flexibility include wear and tear, bad posture, sitting for long hours, acute injuries, and chronic health conditions. Decreased range of motion may prevent you from moving the way you want. It also increases the risk of future injuries and negatively affects your nervous system.
Chiropractic care realigns bones, relaxes tense muscles, and frees up joints to restore their full range of motion. With careful at-home stretching, you can improve your flexibility between visits.
Restore Bodily Functions
The proper alignment of your spine is critical to the health of your nervous system. All communications from your brain travel down the spine to various parts of your body, controlling everything from breathing and swallowing to moving your hands and feet.
If your spine is misaligned even slightly, you might not experience any back pain, but the transfer of messages through your spinal column could be hindered. This can lead to a condition called function restriction, which causes signals from the brain to go haywire.
Routine chiropractic care can prevent function restriction to ensure your body functions at its peak at all times.
Sleep More Soundly
Do you find it difficult to sleep at night? You can try many different remedies for insomnia, including making routine visits to the chiropractor.
Many sleep problems can be linked to muscle tension in the back and neck. If you make chiropractic care a regular part of your routine, you can keep this tension at bay. Your practitioner may also be able to recommend mattresses, pillows, and sleep positions to help you sleep more soundly.
If you suffer from recurring headaches or migraines, your quality of life could be impaired. These range in severity from mild discomfort behind the eyes to debilitating pain that confines you to your bed. Other unpleasant symptoms sometimes accompany migraines, including nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Chiropractic care offers support to the neck and upper back where headaches and migraines typically begin. It also relieves tension in these areas, which are responsible for as much as 90 percent of all headaches. Don’t wait until your next headache strikes—seek routine chiropractic care as a preventative treatment.
The spinal experts at Effective Integrative Healthcare can help you live a pain-free life with routine chiropractic care. To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.