Conditions Helped by Chiropractic Care That May Surprise You
Most people think chiropractors are great for helping with back aches, stiff necks, slipped discs and whiplash injuries. But chiropractic care is also effective for a number of other conditions.
Because the foundation of chiropractic care is based on the understanding that the mind and body can heal itself, it can be very beneficial for many issues that might surprise you, including:
Bed wetting is a common reason people bring their children in for chiropractic care. The detrusor and trigone muscles are responsible for emptying the bladder and the parasympathetic nerves that control those muscles come from S2 and S4. Adjustments to the low spine reduce and relieve interference that may be causing bed wetting.
Difficulty Breast Feeding
A new born may have difficulty latching on to the breast because of nerve interference in the upper cervical spine or the neck area.
Migraines and tension headaches
Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional. Some are persistent. Some are dull and nagging, while others cause debilitating pain and nausea. Most headaches are in fact related to muscle tension in the neck.
Research shows that spinal manipulation provided by chiropractic doctors is an effective way to treat tension headaches and headaches that begin in the neck.
Stress and anxiety
Stress is triggered by three basic sources: our environment, our body and our emotions. Many illnesses are caused or worsened by stress, which activates our "fight or flight" reaction. Long-term effects of stress can be disastrous to good health and cause high blood pressure, muscle tissue damage, diabetes, infertility, damage to the immune system and slowed healing from disease and injury. Adjusting the spine and removing stress from the nervous system helps the body to handle stress in a healthier way.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder involving widespread pain and sensitivity throughout the entire musculoskeletal system. Patients also report long-term fatigue and/or disturbed sleep and mood. Other disorders commonly associated with FM include irritable bowel syndrome, TMJ pain and dysfunction, psychological conditions and some autoimmune diseases.
Weak immune systems
The nervous system, endocrine system and immune system are tightly linked. Research has shown that neural dysfunctions due to spinal misalignments are stressful to the body and can cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. The endocrine system also impacts the immune system by producing cortisol in the adrenal glands, which is a stress hormone that inhibits the immune system. Too much cortisol is harmful to the immune system.
As we age, a number of health conditions – and the cumulative effects of wear and tear – affect our ability to move. A decrease in range of motion and flexibility can result in a downward spiral of disability. Regular chiropractic can help increase both range of motion and flexibility.
What Can Chiropractic Help With
For more information and to schedule a free consultation call 480-325-6977. The Doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley's premier Wellness Center are board certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist providing very precise and gentle care for over 18 years. For a more natural, non-invasive approach to restore and optimize your health, call for your free consultation today.