3 Surprising Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Most of our first-time patients make appointments for back or neck problems, but did you know chiropractic care can help with many other conditions as well? Our experienced chiropractors can treat a range of health conditions from digestive ailments to improving immune functioning.

Adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, is the technique we use to correct misalignments in the spine. Your spine is like the main highway of your body’s nervous system, and misalignments there can impact all other parts of your body. When the spine is out of whack, it strains your spinal cord’s nerves, making it more difficult for them to communicate. This is what we correct through our chiropractic adjustments. Keep reading to learn how these adjustments can improve everything from digestion to your energy levels.

Improved Digestion

Conditions like chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and heartburn can be terrible to live with, but traditional medicine’s remedies often begin and end at dietary changes and pills that don’t address the root causes of issues.

The root cause of many digestive issues is nervous dysfunction that stems from the spine’s thoracic area. The nerves in this area communicate with your gut, letting your stomach know how fast or slowly the intestines should work or how much acid to make. Issues with these signals can cause problems like bloating, diarrhea, constipation and overproduction of stomach acid.

An adjustment to the thoracic spine can reduce these symptoms, allowing your body to digest foods properly so you can go back to enjoying meals instead of dreading the after-effects.

Improved Energy

When was the last time you felt good? I mean, really 100% great with no minor muscle aches or tightness? Many people can’t remember such a time and get used to feeling some discomfort. Those symptoms can cause a persistent tired feeling, sleep issues and a lack of energy that makes it tough to get through the day.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can put some of that pep back in your step. Through our treatments, we keep your nervous system working well and your joints moving freely. When your spine is properly aligned, your shoulder, back and neck muscles aren’t under as much strain and stress, and the result is more energy.

Lower Blood Pressure

Often called the “silent killer,” high blood pressure often doesn’t show symptoms until its victims are dead. If your blood pressure has been rising, think about making an appointment at Forgey for a specific type of adjustment. This technique focuses on the neck’s highest vertebrae, and when it is misaligned, it can have an effect on your vertebral artery, leading to nerve irritation. Focusing treatment on this area can have a positive effect on your blood pressure.

These are just three of the many surprising ways chiropractic care can improve your health and well being. To learn more about what chiropractic can do for you, contact us today!

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