As you may already know, chiropractic adjustments — also known as spinal manipulations — are a tool used by trained practitioners to help naturally bring the body back to order when something causes it to go out of whack.

Chiropractors have a long, trusted history of using chiropractic adjustments to help with certain common and frustrating conditions that can be difficult to treat with other forms of medicine.

9 Reasons to Get an Adjustment

Think lower back pain is all an adjustment is good for? Think again! Below are just a few of the lesser-known benefits to seeing a chiropractor.

1. They can reduce different types of pain

Dealing with chronic pain can feel like a never ending nightmare. Chiropractic care has been widely studied and shown time and time again to be both safe and effective for improving a slew of different pains but are not limited to:

2. They can jumpstart your immune system

Chiropractic adjustments can actually help your body get better at healing itself. Pretty cool, right? The nervous system plays an integral role in keeping the body healthy enough to fight infection and ward off disease.The nervous system controls the body’s cell, organ and tissue functions. When you receive a spinal adjustment to correct misalignment, you give the nervous system the proper pathway to perform its functions more effectively.

3. They can keep your digestive system running smoothly

When your spine is out of alignment, your nervous system may be triggered to send off signals for chemical production that can result in digestive issues, such as heartburn, bloating, acid reflux or excess gas. Adjustments can bring the nerves in your spine back to a healthy place and reduce your digestive issues, along with other problems.

4. They may help lower blood pressure

Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustment, particularly around the neck, can be very effective in targeting the right nerves to reduce blood pressure. It has even been shown to possibly help as much as traditional blood pressure medications. Many medications for treating blood pressure can have nasty side effects, and adjustments may help relieve your symptoms in a more natural way.

5. They can lower inflammation

Long-term inflammation is a top cause of dangerous conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, heart disease, stroke and more. Chiropractic adjustments are an effective tool for reducing inflammation in the body and relieving tension around the muscles and joints.

6. They may make you a better athlete

There is a reason why hundreds of professional and Olympic athletes (some of them treated by Dr. Reinhardt) have regular appointments at the chiropractor. Physical activity in sports can cause injuries, pain, and tension throughout the body that can be reduced or prevented through the use of chiropractic adjustments.

7. They can ease the troubles of pregnancy

Any woman who has experienced pregnancy and childbirth know that it changes your body in many, many ways. Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve pain and ease tension caused by the added weight near your spine and can even help make childbirth easier. Aligning the spine has also been shown to improve the nervous system function and create a healthier all-around mother and child during pregnancy and childbirth.

8. They may help with tricky infant issues

Because infants are so sensitive, babies with colic or acid reflux can be difficult to treat, meaning more crying and less sleep for their parents. Chiropractic adjustments are safe for even newborn children and can help relieve the pressure that results in their uncomfortable gas. Better still, they can help relieve symptoms without the use of any medications.

9. They can improve your energy and help you feel good

When you relieve tension, reduce inflammation and give the spine the space it needs to run the nervous system effectively, one of the most noticeable results is a boost in overall energy levels. Chiropractic adjustments are a great part of a healthy, holistic lifestyle for anybody hoping to feel their absolute best.

Schedule a consultation today

Convinced? Schedule a consultation today to meet Dr. Reinhardt and talk about how chiropractic adjustments may work for you and your life. We can’t wait to help you start feeling better!