What 15 Minutes of Chiropractic Adjustments Can Do to Improve Your Quality of Life

Improve Your Quality of Life

You might think that chiropractic adjustments are just for easing pain and reducing inflammation, but there are far more benefits to be found than that. With just a 15-minute session of chiropractic treatment here at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center of Northern Kentucky, you could improve your quality of life in more ways than one.

Chiropractic treatment can boost your immune system

Your nervous system is responsible for getting signals to and from your brain, and your spinal nerves on each side of your vertebral column are a key part of this system. When your spine is out of alignment, the nerves can become blocked, preventing signals from getting to where they’re needed, and this can have an impact on your immune system.

A 15-minute session of chiropractic adjustments can realign your spine and restore functionality to your nervous system, giving your immune system a much-needed boost to defend against illness and infection.

Spinal adjustment and realignment can help to reduce stress

Your spine is responsible for supporting your bones and joints and protecting the nervous system. When your spine is out of alignment it’s not unusual to feel “off balance” and out of sync in the rest of your body, which can cause you to feel stressed because your body and mind are unable to relax.

Using chiropractic treatment to adjust and realign your spine can reduce this stress, helping you feel comfortable and at ease with your body again.

Chiropractic adjustments can improve your digestion

A review of clinical studies found that chiropractic adjustments are effective at helping to reduce the symptoms of colic in children, but it’s not just children who can benefit from chiropractic treatment for their digestion.

Nerves in your stomach and gastrointestinal tract are responsible for ensuring that your body is able to digest food easily. A misaligned spine can put pressure on these nerves, preventing them from working effectively and affecting the connection between your gut and your brain. Using chiropractic treatment to realign your spine can relieve this pressure and ease digestive symptoms you may be experiencing, such as acid reflux and bloating.

Chiropractic treatment can reduce high blood pressure

Your C1 vertebra supports your head at the top of your spine and a misalignment here can put pressure on your brain stem, which plays an important role in regulating your heart rate and blood pressure, and create hypertension. A study found that a chiropractic adjustment is more effective than two blood pressure medications at significantly lowering blood pressure in participants with hypertension.

Subsequent studies found that this particular chiropractic adjustment won’t lower your blood pressure if it’s within normal range as it relieves pressure to restore function to the brain stem rather than changing it. So, there’s little risk of developing low blood pressure as a result of treatment.

Chiropractic adjustments can reduce chronic pain

Misaligned vertebrae can cause damage and inflammation to the joints and nerves of your spine, causing you chronic pain. Chiropractic treatment can adjust your spine back into alignment to relieve the pressure and inflammation that’s causing you pain.

By relieving muscle tension and realigning your spine through chiropractic care, you’re likely to find that your chronic pain is easier to manage and that other treatments like physical therapy and rehabilitation programs are more effective.

To experience the health benefits of chiropractic treatment for yourself and take control of any pain or muscle tension you’re currently experiencing, get in touch with us here at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center of Northern Kentucky to book your appointment with Dr. Dammel today.

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