9 Surprising Ways Seeing A Chiropractor Regularly Benefits Your Health
Are You Missing Out?
If you’ve never experienced chiropractic care, you’re probably not totally aware of the health benefits – in addition to getting out of pain – that come with regularly seeing a chiropractor.
Whether you make an appointment for the first time because you’re experiencing a specific problem or just want to benefit your overall health and well-being, when you become a patient at Ascent Chiropractic, you’re taking a positive, natural approach to your improving your health.
Here are 10 health benefits that regular chiropractic care can provide for you and your family.
1. Fewer Colds and Flus
Research indicates that your immune system is stronger under regular spinal care. In a recent study Dr. Ronald Pero, chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute, compared 107 individuals who had received long-term chiropractic care with patients who were not receiving regular spinal care. The chiropractic patients were shown to have a 200% greater immune competence than the control group.
2. Better Sleep
With 40 million Americans experiencing a chronic sleeping disorder and 62% of American adults experiencing problems sleeping multiple nights a week, Americans desperately need to sleep better. Common sense tells us that a good night’s sleep contributes to good health. How does chiropractic help? Chiropractic treatment helps to reduce the pain and associated anxiety of spinal misalignments which often interfere with sleep patterns. In a double-blind study published in 2005, one third of the chiropractic patients reported that their sleep patterns improved immediately after treatment.
3. Less Pain
When the spine isn’t moving correctly, pain is a common symptom. Research tells us that chiropractic adjustments are effective for not only decreasing immediate pain symptoms but reducing the likelihood of future problems as well.
4. Saved Healthcare Costs
Chiropractic care has also been shown to be more cost-effective than the medical approach of drugs or surgery. For example, the 1993 Manga Report published by the Canadian government concluded:
“There would be highly significant cost savings if more management of low-back pain was transferred from physicians to chiropractors. Users of chiropractic care have substantially lower health care costs, especially inpatient costs, than those who use medical care only.”
5. Decreased Dependence On Drugs
Each year, about 4.5 million Americans visit their doctor’s office or the emergency room because of adverse prescription drug side effects. Chiropractic care is a drugless approach to healthcare that has been shown to reduce pharmaceutical costs by 51.8%.
6. Healthier, Happier Kids
In a study of 200 kids under chiropractic care versus 200 kids under traditional medical care, those receiving regular adjustments had fewer ear infections, asthma and allergies.
7. Better Posture
Chiropractors are experts at identifying the problems at the root of poor posture through the analysis of spinal curvatures and structural alignment. Chiropractic adjustments (along with targeted soft tissue therapy and active rehabilitation exercises) restore proper posture, remove irritation from the soft tissues surrounding the vertebra and the nerves that exit between them, and allow your body to function optimally.
8. Improved Mood
Research has demonstrated those suffering with anxiety and depression frequently have dramatic results with chiropractic care. This is because chiropractic has been shown to reduce chronic system inflammation, leading to improved hormone balance. Decreasing ‘negative’ hormones, such as cortisol, and increasing ‘postive’ hormones, such as dopamine and norepinephrine, makes a big difference in how the brain and body works and how a person feels.
9. Fewer Hospital Visits
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that patients under chiropractic care experienced 43% fewer hospital admissions compared to those under medical care.
The Ascent Chiropractic Difference
At Ascent Chiropractic, we work in tandem with other healthcare professionals. So if your condition requires attention from another branch of the healthcare profession, we’ll make sure you’re referred to the right professional. If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, now is a great time to get started! Call Ascent Chiropractic at 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.