You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from the magic hands of a chiropractor. In fact, chiropractic care is good even for children and pregnant women. There are a huge range of advantages of chiropractic care that you probably haven’t thought about before! Here are some examples:
Healthier digestive system
The nerves in the thoracic (chest and abdominal) region of the spine are linked with digestion. One study published in the journal International Surgery looked at a group of 27 people who had chronic abdominal pain and found that 66% of them showed evidence of a thoracic disc herniation—a problem in the area between the spinal bones. And two-thirds of those patients who did have a herniated disc had been previously diagnosed with IBS.
Herniated discs aren’t the only spinal issues that can cause stomach problems. “If the thoracic vertebrae are out of alignment, these nerves begin sending erratic impulses to the stomach and intestines, which may lead to digestive problems such as heartburn, bloating, and gas,” says Erik Schutt, a chiropractor and physiotherapist in Tempe, AZ. “Keeping the thoracic spine free from nerve interference promotes digestive healing and optimal function.” Source: Prevention
No more painful menstrual cramps for women
In addition to having a happier digestive system, your reproductive system responds to regular back realignments as well. When the nerves that go to your reproductive organs are blocked, it can create a number of consequences.
Women who had been previously unable to conceive may find it easier to become pregnant when their back is in place. Also, if you have painful periods, a regular visit to the chiropractor can help relieve the monthly cramps that typically plague you and make PMS much more tolerable. Source: YouQueen
More energetic body
When your spine is misaligned, your body strains to support its weight and carry out everyday activities. This strain can lead to muscle soreness and bothersome fatigue. An experienced chiropractor can help restore nerve function and promote energy flow throughout the body. When the muscles are relaxed, the nervous system rewards the body with strength and stamina. Source: Nearsay
If you’re experiencing body pain, headaches, or you’re feeling sick often, there’s a huge chance that a visit to a chiropractor is all you need. Call us today for an appointment!
Dr. Brian Floyd
3721 Delbrook Ave #119, North Vancouver, BC V7N 3Z4