Top 5 Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor
Seeing a chiropractor is great when you need relief from symptoms such as back pain or neck and shoulder pain. However, there are a variety of reasons to see chiropractors on a regular basis as they can help you improve and maintain good overall health. Your body is connected by your central nervous system and chiropractors specialise in holistically treating problems with and improving the function of the entire musculoskeletal system.
1. Improve Posture
Over time, poor posture can have an impact on your back as well as the rest of your body as well. Strain and imbalances can open the door for degenerative diseases in the muscles, ligaments and joints. Regular chiropractic adjustments and muscle therapy, along with the lifestyle advice provided by chiropractors can help alleviate problems associated with poor posture.
This is especially important if you spend most of your day sitting. Adjustments help correct any tilting or curvature in your spinal cord that may occur during long periods working or studying while sitting.
2. Preventative Treatment
Perhaps one of the most important benefits of chiropractic care that it’s a preventative form of treatment. Your central nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving information to all parts of your body, including your immune system. A healthy spinal cord is essential for good general health. When you receive chiropractic adjustments, it restores proper functioning of the central nervous system by removing encumbering subluxations.
3. Pain Management
Chiropractic care helps to eliminate pain in the back as well as other areas of the body. When the spine is properly aligned, it reduces pain from top to bottom from the lower back to the neck and shoulders. If you experience chronic stiffness or mild soreness in these areas, chiropractors can help. They can also help with headaches and joint pain.
4. Improves Sports Performance
Chiropractors treat common sports related injuries such as muscle strains, tennis elbow, pelvic sprains and more. They also provide adjustments to help prevent injuries and increase recovery times comparable to strength training. Chiropractors can provide therapy and advice to minimise muscle fatigue and maintain healthy function of key body parts.
5. Stress Relief
Misaligned skeletal and muscular systems mean a misaligned nervous system, causing one part of your body may begin to compensate for the weakness in another, resulting in a great deal of stress both physically and mentally if symptoms are severe enough that there is constant pain. Once you receive an adjustment and balance out your body, you’ll feel less tense and your musculoskeletal system will be much better equipped to deal with the stress.
Make an Appointment at Our Perth Clinic
At Northbridge Chiropractic, we believe the body works as one connected system – the spine, nervous system, muscles and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. We combine a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can maintain optimum health.
For more information on our physiotherapeutic muscle therapy or chiropractic adjustments, read our section on what to expect for your first visit. If you’re experiencing pain related to your spine, joints or soft tissue, make an appointment with our chiropractors today. To make an appointment, contact us online or call 08 9227 9341 today.