A chiropractor is a professional who performs manual manipulation of the spine as well as targeted massages on the back, neck, hips, and shoulder areas. Visiting a chiropractor is often referred to as getting an adjustment, because of how the spine is twisted and then made to relax. If you've never thought about visiting a chiropractor for such an adjustment, note a few ways they can benefit you:
1. Back and neck pain
Rather than taking pills to make your muscles relax when you're feeling back and neck pain, a visit to a chiropractor can help. He or she will put the muscles back into proper alignment so that pressure points along the spine are adjusted. Very often when you get an adjustment at the chiropractor's office, you will hear a popping sound similar to what you hear when you crack your knuckles.
This is the sound of gas bubbles being released as you go through this change in alignment of your spine. By adjusting the pressure points of your spine and putting your muscles into better alignment, you are not overworking your back or neck and in turn, may feel less pain.
2. Increased blood circulation
When the muscles of your back and neck are out of alignment, they may tense up from overuse. In turn, you may have decreased blood circulation. This can make the problems with your back and neck worse, as blood brings healing oxygen and other elements with it as it circulates through your body.
With a spinal adjustment, these muscles may relax so that you have increased blood circulation. The muscles may stay relaxed from this healing brought on by the blood, and you may feel more relaxed and be healthier overall.
3. Better sleep
Very often problems with the back, neck, legs, hips, and other major joints can interfere with a person's sleep, even if he or she doesn't realize it. The pain you feel in your own back and neck may be making you wake up during the night, but you may fall asleep again so quickly that you don't even realize your sleep patterns are interrupted, or may not realize that it's your back pain that is waking you up at night.
With a chiropractic adjustment, you may feel more relaxed and in turn, your sleep may be less interrupted. Sleep is necessary for the health of all the cells and systems of your body.
Note these benefits of regular chiropractic adjustments and consider visiting this type of professional if you have any problems with your back, neck, or joints. To learn more, try contacting professional chiropractors for more information.Share
13 July 2015
As a chiropractor's receptionist, I have become a walking advertisement for the profession. I run marathons as a hobby and also study part-time. You can imagine the mental and physical strain I impose on my body daily. Pounding the pavements, long hours sitting at a computer and the stress of preparing for exams were taking their toll before I started this job. Fortunately, the lovely clinic where I work provides chiropractic treatments for free. I can honestly say that my aches are almost gone and I have never felt so relaxed, yet alert, when doing exams. I had never considered visiting a chiropractor before, but now I actively recruit friends and family when they complain about ailments. I hope the entries on this blog alert everyone to the broad range of services that chiropractors offer and dispel any concerns. I am certainly a very happy convert!