Top Five Benefits Of Chiropractic Care Top Five Benefits Of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic helps to restore the proper functioning of all components of the spine, dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the entire system. Chiropractic is one of the most popular alternative therapies currently available. It is very suitable to combat cervical discomfort, scoliosis, and back pain and to produce improvements at the physical and mental level.  

Here are five major benefits of chiropractic therapy: 

Stress Relief  

Millions of Americans feel the negative effects of stress, every day. In fact, many of us suffer chronic stress. This excessive amount of stress can lead to serious health problems, such as Insomnia, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, muscle tension, and bowel problems. 

By balancing the nervous system, Chiropractic provides the body with an optimal resilience against stress, anxiety, and depression. In our society, whose pace of life is increasingly accelerated, the sources of stress multiply which includes professional and personal responsibilities, family and financial concerns, pollution, traffic, and noise, etc. Adding to that an inadequate diet and lack of exercise is easily understood why so many people develop symptoms of chronic stress or are depleted and depressed.  

Chiropractic therapy does not require injections or other procedures that involve the use of chemicals. The chiropractor treats each through chiropractic adjustments on the back, neck, legs, feet, face and arms. In addition, essential oils can be used to facilitate relaxation and to make treatment more pleasurable.  It relieves tiredness, muscle stiffness, and even headaches. 

Improved Posture

The posture reflects the condition of the spine. It can play a vital role because the spine is connected by the nervous system to the organs, joints, and muscles. Good posture offers many benefits in terms of well-being, coordination, and strength. Chiropractic care is dedicated to the detection, analysis, and correction of vertebral subluxations. It promotes optimal physical and mental development. The aim of the chiropractic treatment is to give the column as much posture as possible while improving the movement of each of the vertebrae and reducing the pain. 

Chiropractic and Sport

Physical activity is paramount in order to maintain optimal health throughout life. However, the risk of injury also increases with the practice of sports activities. Repeated movements and impacts, falls or excessive stresses related to the practice of a sport can all cause or precipitate the occurrence of injuries. Whether you are a Sunday athlete or a top athlete, chiropractic care will help you maximize your potential and stay in it.  

A growing number of elite athletes use chiropractic care. We just have to think of Sydney Crosby, Tiger Woods or Canadian world champion, Mikaël Kingsbury. Athletic chiropractic not only treats athletes with an injury so they can return to play as quickly as possible but also seeks to identify the exact cause of the pain (Faulty biomechanics, muscle unbalance, training error or equipment problem).  

The chiropractor is your ally to assess the biomechanics of the body as a whole and to detect situations that cause you problems. This prevention component, with correction or prescription of exercises, greatly reduces your chances of injuries and serves to improve your performance. Like a race car requires adjustments by mechanics to maximize its performance, it is the same for the human body. 

Chiropractic Care for Elders  

Elders can benefit greatly from chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic therapies combined with proper physical exercise helps to maintain good joint mobility, slow the progression of osteoarthritis, and prevent the development of painful episodes. Chiropractic can help prevent and treat various conditions that are sometimes related to the aging process (lumbago, sciatica, neck pain, points between the shoulder blades, numbness, etc.).  

Did you know that only 10% of your body perceives pain? That's why chiropractic stands out from other health approaches because it allows you to get consulted the right away. In order to make the most of what life has to offer, chiropractic care helps you maintain an optimal state of well-being to live actively longer.  

Remember that pain is a symptom and not a condition. The role of the chiropractor is to determine and diagnose the cause of the pain and to apply the treatment necessary to optimize the nervous functions of your body or to refer to the appropriate field of competence. 

Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an important period of postural changes in women. Indeed, the vertebral column is subjected to important physical stresses that modify the normal biomechanics of the body. One of the most significant changes in pregnancy concerns hormonal changes.  

Hormones are used to relax the ligaments and soft tissues to facilitate the birth process, but they can also decrease the stability of the spine and joints in the pelvis. That's why a healthy spine is paramount to the future mother. This increased elasticity of the pelvic ligaments imposes additional mechanical stress on the sacroiliac, Sacrococcygeal and pubic joint, which can become a source of discomfort and pain, particularly during the last trimester.
by Elena Smith
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Chiropractic Therapy sometimes incorporates certain physical therapy modalities, exercises, and massage techniques, but at MaxWell Medical, these treatments are generally left to their respective specialists. In fact, this is one of the strengths of our integrated, multi-specialty approach. 
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