If you suffer from chronic back pain or have endured spinal injuries, you know that back pain isn’t just an inconvenience. Your spine and back have an enormous impact on your ability to live a functional and healthy life.
You’ve probably heard that a chiropractor can help to reduce or eliminate this type of pain. But what you might not know is that that is just the beginning. Chiropractic care improves the health of not just your back, but your whole body.
Consider the following benefits of chiropractic care and how it can benefit your overall health.
Allows For More Activity and Exercise. It’s no secret that exercise is essential for a healthy lifestyle, and that back pain can severely limit your ability to work out – not to mention your motivation.
Undergoing chiropractic care and adjustments can help you get to a place where you are able to go for a run or lift some weights without worrying about worsening your injuries or increasing your pain. Chiropractors can also provide carefully selected exercises and routines that will allow you to strengthen your back and prevent future pain.
Quicker Healing. Herniated discs or back injuries can cause the spine to get in the way of your nerves and prevent them from sending messages throughout the body. Chiropractic adjustments allow nerve energy to flow faster and more efficiently throughout the body.
Letting nerves work faster has a variety of benefits for the whole body, but one in particular to note is the ability to heal itself. Nerves need to communicate throughout the body in order to heal and for the immune system to function. Whether you are suffering from a cold or sustain a simple injury, letting your nerves talk to each other quickly will help to speed up your healing process.
You Won’t Be Bound to Medication. What’s a common answer for head, neck, or back pain? Pop a few pain pills. Unfortunately, taking medication for chronic back pain or injuries is only a Band-Aid solution for your problems. (Not to mention, it can get pretty expensive.)
Chiropractic care doesn’t use drugs or medication to help your back feel better. Techniques like gentle adjustments, massage therapy, and decompression focus on fixing the root of your back pain problems. Chiropractic adjustments can greatly relieve pain and greatly reduce your need for pain medication.
Better Sleep. It’s not always easy to fall asleep. And with back pain? Forget about it. Not even the perfect mattress can relieve certain back or spinal pain systems. Seeing a chiropractor, however, can help to alleviate internal causes of back pain.
No more tossing and turning!
Less Stress. Back pain can cause a lot of external stress: the cost of medications, the inability to exercise or live a pain-free life, the stress of not knowing what is causing your back pain, and so on. Stress not only causes a majority of doctor and medical visits, but also weakens the immune system that keeps you healthy.
Tackle the stress that your back pain has caused you with chiropractic care such as massage therapy and acupuncture.
iChiropractic Considers Your Overall Health
The experts at iChiropractic know that back pain affects your entire wellbeing, and vice versa. Naturally, we offer top-of-the-line treatments for back, head, and neck pain. But we also sit down with you and help you figure out how your focus on health can affect your symptoms and wellbeing. Get in touch with us today.
About the Author:
Dr. Marc Browner is the Founder of iChiropractic and Wellness in Naples, Florida. A graduate of the University of Florida in 1991, he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic in 1995. In private practice since 1998, Dr. Browner is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Society, the Florida Chiropractic Association, and he attends continuing education seminars, classes, and workshops to remain abreast of the most current treatment methods and technological advances in the field.