Many people see a chiropractor for one simple reason, if they have back pain, whiplash, or slipped disks. However, there are number of other reasons that people may not even realize could be treated by a chiropractor. Conditions like migraine headaches, ear infections, sinus problems, stress, anxiety, and fibromyalgia just to name a few. Many never thought these conditions could be cared for in a natural way without the use of prescription drugs. So, here are a few surprise conditions that your chiropractor can help you with.
Relieve Stress and Anxiety
A chiropractor can help to relieve stress and anxiety. There is an area in the cervical spine called the superior cervical ganglion and this spot is important because it controls things like heart rate, blood pressure. It can even affect anxiety. With Chiropractic adjustments, you can make sure there is no nerve pressure on that ganglion, improving blood pressure, anxiety. Built up tension and pressure is released and you become more relaxed. The tightness and tension are eliminated. You feel lighter and fresher. The weight that you have been feeling will no longer be there. If you have been suffering from anxiety, you will feel less anxious and more confident. You will also feel less worried than you were prior to your chiropractic treatment. An article in the jJournal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research in June 2013 shows that Chiropractic care can be very helpful in depression and anxiety.
Get Relief from Migraines and Tension Headaches
Migraine headaches and be unbearable and even completely debilitating. Patients who suffer from migraines can experience dizziness, vomiting, extreme pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and even sensitivity to certain foods or smells. Migraines can be of short duration for just a few hours. They can also last several days, often leaving the patient unable to live their life. So visiting a chiropractor can help to both treat the symptoms and the condition itself. A chiropractor can adjust the neck to relieve the pressure that is associated with migraine headaches. Regular chiropractic adjustments can reduce the number of headaches, and sometimes eliminating them altogether. A JMPT study in 2011 shows chiropractic adjustments improve multiple types of headaches including migraines(2). Your chiropractor may even recommend essential oils like peppermint to help you with your headaches.
Alleviate the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
People who suffer from Fibromyalgia live in constant pain and suffering. Seeking treatment from a chiropractor can help to alleviate the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. A chiropractor can focus on pressure points, pain from musculoskeletal injuries, headaches, back aches, muscle pain, headaches, and neck pain. In addition, a chiropractic adjustment can improve the nervous system. It can relieve the pressure on nerve endings and help the entire nervous system to work better overall. A JACM 2009 Study showed that Chiropractic care along with resistance training is very effective at managing fibromyalgia symptoms (3)
Improve Your Immune System
If you have a poorly functioning immune system (allergies, asthma, frequent infections), visiting a chiropractor can be a way to improve it. Chiropractic adjustments have many benefits on a person’s immune system. Certain upper cervical adjustments promote a release of white blood cells which increase immune function. This was found after as little as one upper cervical adjustment (4).
The Reason for Wellness
What’s interesting is that many of these conditions are found in people who are experiencing wellness chiropractic adjustments. Every adjustment you receive creates improved nervous system function in the body. You’re receiving these benefits even when you’re hurting, but true Wellness Care typically happens after the pain or discomfort is relieved, after the structures of the spine are corrected. Wellness chiropractic care allows you to experience increased health benefits long after the pain is gone.
Would you like to experience the benefits of wellness Chiropactic care? Maybe notice your health change for the better in a completely natural way? Experience wellness Chiropractic care. Click the link below to schedule an appointment for a complete chiropractic evaluation and you’ll be on your way to better health for a lifetime.
1. Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.
2. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 (Mar); 15 (3): 321—328
3. James M. Allen Chiro J Aust 1993 (Dec); 23 (4): 132-135