Most people hear the word “chiropractic,” and they automatically think of someone who cracks their neck or back to manage or eliminate pain. But there is much more to this form of neuromuscular therapy than simply pain management.
Receiving care from a Charlotte chiropractor has many health benefits, some of which will likely surprise you!
Benefit #1: Improved immune system function
The nervous system is the body’s central hub for controlling all other system functions. When your spine is out of alignment, your nerves may endure pressure, resulting in weakened impulses to the body’s organs. It’s those impulses that give your organs the “signal” to function in certain ways, so when those signals are weakened, it can wreak havoc on your body’s overall function, but especially on that of your immune system.
Keeping your spine properly aligned through regular chiropractic adjustments and daily exercises can strengthen your immune system and prevent illness and disease long-term.
Benefit #2: Better sleep
Care from a chiropractor in Charlotte NC is very effective at relieving stress and anxiety. As your spine is realigned, the nerve impulses that control the release of essential hormones in your body get stronger, which can result in greater alertness and improved clarity during the day, and a better night’s sleep.
Benefit #3: Fewer allergies
Improved immune system function also results in the body’s allergic response to foreign invaders, which means you experience the symptoms of allergies less often. Even during seasonal transitions. 🙂
Benefit #4: Improved digestion
As is the case with your immune and endocrine systems, proper spinal alignment strengthens nerve signals that control your digestive system function, leading to improved digestion with each adjustment.
Benefit #5: Ability to diagnose and treat ear infections in children
A lot of people are surprised when I tell them a few Charlotte chiropractic visits can result in the diagnosis and treatment of ear infections in children (and even adults). As a family-centered practice, we see children with ear infections all the time, and they somehow manage to get better without antibiotics or prescription meds. (Things that make you go, “hmm…”) 😉
Benefit #6: More comfortable pregnancy, shorter labor, and easier birth
Charlotte chiropractic care during pregnancy helps to keep the body properly aligned, resulting in a much more comfortable experience, which, more often than not, results in babies being carried to full term. Also, because it alleviates stress, seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy can help improve sleep in later trimesters, while lessening your chances of preterm labor. A chiropractor is also able to use various techniques to turn babies out of a breech position.
We’ve had mamas at Queen City Health Center express on multiple occasions their belief that receiving care throughout pregnancy also resulted in a shorter labor, with fewer medical interventions, as well as an easier birth.
Do you see a chiropractor for anything other than pain management? What issues have you found to improve upon receiving care? Share your experiences with us in the comments section below!