In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the many ways that chiropractic care can benefit people not just in the short-term, but for the long run as well. From injury prevention themes to decreased stress and more, there are several major benefits that come with chiropractic care well into the future.
At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re here to offer chiropractic care and massage therapy services for numerous needs, from general care to auto accident recovery, concussion treatment and more. Today’s part two of our series will go over some further long-term benefits known to come with chiropractic care for many people.
While some people mistakenly think that chiropractors only focus on bones and joints, this is far from the truth. The nervous system extends throughout the entire body, and as such, chiropractic care can have an effect on many different systems and functions. One of these happens to be the immune system.
A healthy spine is crucial for a well-functioning nervous system, which then helps to regulate and coordinate many different bodily functions – including immunity. Subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, can interfere with these crucial nerve signals and weaken the immune system as a result.
Chiropractic adjustments help to reduce subluxations and allow for improved communication between the brain and body. In turn, this strengthens the immune system and helps the body to better fight off infection and disease.
Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and other serious health problems. Research has shown that chiropractic care can help to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. One study found that a single chiropractic adjustment led to an average decrease in blood pressure of 14 mmHg.
While more research is needed to confirm these findings, there’s evidence to suggest that chiropractic care may be a helpful addition to conventional treatment for high blood pressure.
Another major long-term benefit of chiropractic care is increased flexibility. When joints are restricted and not able to move properly, it can lead to stiffness and reduced range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore proper joint function and mobility, which can improve flexibility over time. For instance, many people report increased range of motion in their shoulders and hips after receiving chiropractic care. Some may also find it easier to achieve deep squats and other exercises that require a high degree of mobility.
Bad posture is becoming increasingly common, thanks to the amount of time people spend hunched over computers and smartphones. This can lead to a number of problems, including headaches, neck pain, back pain and more.
Chiropractic care can help to improve posture by reducing subluxations and restoring proper alignment. This, in turn, can help to relieve pain and prevent further damage. In addition, strengthening the muscles that support the spine can also be helpful in improving posture over time.
For more on the many long-term benefits of receiving chiropractic care, or to learn about any of our chiropractic, massage or related solutions, speak to our staff at Apollo Chiropractic today.