Pain relief is what makes many people search for a chiropractor. However, feeling better is only one positive side effect of chiropractic care. Common physical health benefits experienced by chiropractic patients include:
- Improved neurological function
- Increased mobility
- Posture correction
- Symptom relief
People have often utilized chiropractic for lower back pain relief. A recent study conducted by Dr. Christine M.Goertz and others at Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research concluded that patients aged 18 to 35 who utilize chiropractic care, rather than or in addition to standard medical care, experience optimized function, and reduced pain. Studies have shown that these benefits not only apply to those who suffer from back pain but to anyone with conditions affecting the nervous system or interferences causing subluxation – or misalignment – of the spine.
Another common benefit of chiropractic is increased movement. Joints that are subluxated are restricted and not moving as they should. Chiropractors often see patients who experience limited normal mobility and function see noticeable improvement’ with regular wellness visits.
Sometimes patients may visit a chiropractor and realize they have actually been suffering the effects of past traumas, such as sports injuries or car accidents. However, even if you don’t think there’s anything in your medical history, we want to do a thorough evaluation. Microtraumas add up from repeated postures and motions compounded over the years. Common examples would be carpal tunnel, “tech neck,” or “dowagers hump.”
Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct subluxations. In our office, we use x-ray technology, along with postural analysis and hands-on palpation as part of our exam.
The positive effects of a chiropractic adjustment aren’t just anecdotal or just happening in our Wichita office. A 2020 study proved an adjustment increased neuromuscular drive resulting in an increased range of motion and lessened intensity of pain. According to Cleveland Clinic, regular chiropractic care also results in posture improvement.
Live Vibrantly with Chiropractic
Chiropractic not only improves physical health but also positively impacts aspects of mental health. The goal of chiropractic is not short-term pain relief, but long-term health and wellness.
As doctors of chiropractic, we intend for our practice members to thrive and live life to their fullest potential.
Common mental health benefits of increased nerve function include:
- Better clarity and focus
- Overall bodily comfort
- Getting your life back/doing what you love
- Improved sleep
Because chiropractic is concerned with the innate mind-body connection, it is the job of chiropractors to address mental health in tandem with physical health. A 2011 study published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies found that the establishment of a primary spinal care practitioner increases productivity, promotes activity and empowerment, and decreases the likelihood of long-term disability.
Chiropractic is a natural healthcare solution that will help you reach your health and wellness goals. Get back to enjoying all of the activities you love most and live a full and vibrant life!
Wichita chiropractors, Dr. Ryan Dopps and Dr. Mason Howell, scientifically and specifically remove nervous system interference by adjusting the spine to improve your overall health potential! Ready to get adjusted?
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- Goertz, Christine M. DC, PhD*; Long, Cynthia R. PhD*; Hondras, Maria A. DC, MPH*; Petri, Richard MD†; Delgado, Roxana MS‡; Lawrence, Dana J. DC, MMedEd, MA§; Owens, Edward F. MS, DC¶; Meeker, William C. DC, MPH‖. Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Study. Spine 38(8):p 627-634, April 15, 2013. | DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827733e7 https://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/toc/2013/04150
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- Murphy, D.R., Justice, B.D., Paskowski, I.C. et al. The establishment of a primary spine care practitioner and its benefits to health care reform in the United States. Chiropr Man Therap 19, 17 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1186/2045-709X-19-17