Things chiropractic care helps with

Unexpected Issues Chiropractic Care Helps With

Taking a holistic approach to medicine has its advantages. Specifically, it looks at the entire body, not just specific symptoms. While most people believe chiropractors solely focus on the neck and spine, those who see one for other issues may get considerably more benefits. Here are some unexpected issues your chiropractor can help with, that you may not know about:

Headaches

The most common headaches fall into two categories: tension or migraines. Tension headaches are described as dull pains that come and go throughout the day. While migraines can last for several hours and are described as throbbing pain. There have been several studies linking the almost instant headache relief with spinal manipulation.

Pregnancy pain

Hip and back pain are fairly common during pregnancy. This is due to physical and hormonal changes in the body. Physically speaking, an average woman will gain about 20-40 pounds during her 9 months of pregnancy. While hormonally, her body releases hormones relaxing the muscles. Gentle chiropractic adjustments along with stretching and massages, can help alleviate pain—both during and after pregnancy.  

Blood pressure

Did you know that nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure? And did you also know that chiropractic care may lower it? In 2007, a placebo-controlled study concluded that chiropractic adjustments can lower blood pressure. After eight weeks, 25 patients with early-stage high blood pressure had significantly lower blood pressure than 25 similar patients who underwent a sham chiropractic adjustment.

Mental clarity

When your body isn’t performing at its best, other things begin to suffer. Especially, your mind. Sometimes you won’t be able to identify the issue, but your body will just feel off. Not being able to keep your focus on a task or just not feeling completely there can be benefited through a chiropractic adjustment. Realigning your spine sets your body back into place, letting it run properly.

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