6 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor

Why you should see a chiropractorMost people only think of a chiropractor when they are in pain, such as a sports or auto accident injury. However, chiropractors can do so much more than treat back and neck pain, and are some of the best medical professionals to see on a regular basis as part of your preventive maintenance strategy. Here a six good reasons to visit a chiropractor, even if you feel fine:

#1 Boosts Immunity

Everyone has had the experience of one person staying well while everyone around them became sick. So even though everyone present was exposed to the same virus, each person’s immune system responded differently. Our body’s immune system is controlled by the nervous system, which originates in the spine. Even a mild misalignment can weaken our immune response to a virus. Regular chiropractic adjustments keep our spine and therefore our immune system, healthy.

#2 Reduces Stress

Most people go through their day to day lives in a heightened state of stress. Receiving a regular chiropractic adjustment relaxes and frees the spine, allowing it and the muscles around it to work together and function smoothly. From a physiological standpoint, this adjustment activates the parasympathetic nervous system, the part of our central nervous system responsible for the body’s relaxation response.

#3 Improves Digestion

All of our digestive organs are controlled by a specific nerve. If this nerve is impeded by spinal subluxation, you may not feel any pain or discomfort at all. But it definitely will affect the organ that it controls. Many problems such as heartburn and acid reflux can be controlled by a regular visit to a chiropractor.

#4 Aids in Weight Loss

Obesity and its related health problems are the number one cause of death in America. Our central nervous system is responsible for the release of two specific hormones: Ghrelin and leptin. These hormones tell us when we’re hungry and also when we are full. Regular chiropractic adjustments will ensure that this part of your central nervous system functions properly. If you have been eating good, real foods (as you should) and still not seeing any results, this may be the reason why.

#5 Chiropractic Care Encourages Exercise

Many people find that once their spine is free of restrictions and they are able to move about without pain, they naturally become more active. Chiropractic treatments also enable a person to stay active because it keeps their spine, hips, and neck healthy and aligned, and free of injuries.

#6 Reduces Dependency on Medications

If you’ll notice, the previous five sections have all described conditions for which conventional medicine would simply write a prescription. Drugs have very dangerous side effects, some of which are worse than the condition that they claim to treat. Chiropractic care has ZERO side effects and increases your health instead of ruining it. Many people report a complete cessation of certain medications upon regular visits to a chiropractor.