Most people assume that chiropractic care is only for those suffering from neck or back pain. If you’re one of these people, it might be time for you to reconsider this thought.

Structural chiropractic care has come a long way over the past 20-30 years. It has evolved into a new wave of healthcare that works for many people and for many different reasons.

It’s moved from the ‘smack-em and crack-em’ technique to long-term preventative medicine. In fact, the medical community now uses chiropractic care as the first line of treatment for many common conditions, including pain management.

The list benefits of chiropractic care is much longer than you think so let’s dive into it. And yes, the back-cracking still exists and no, it doesn’t hurt. It actually feels pretty good!

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Everyone can benefit from receiving chiropractic care. It’s not only for those in pain, it’s for everyone.

Young. Old. Healthy. Sick. Even fitness enthusiasts can reap its benefits.

You don’t have to be in pain to go but if you are, your pain will likely be reduced. Pain can become a thing of the past through chiropractic care.

One of the greatest things about visiting a structural chiropractor is that it is always guaranteed to be drug-free and surgery free. This a good thing if you don’t like taking prescription drugs and/or if the thought of surgery scares you. While these treatments are not your first choice, it is important to realize that they are necessary for some cases who do not respond to conservative care.

Here are a few of the benefits of chiropractic care that you can expect after visiting a chiropractor:

1) Improved Posture

Good posture is often referred to as a “neutral posture”. The body functions at its best when the spine is neutral position and not overly forward or backward bending. Essentially, you want the foundational structure to bear the load rather than the support structures. Unfortunately, most adults don’t have proper posture, and this often results in decreased function and excessive strain on the body. Whether that results in pain or not depends on the function that is reduced. Not all functional losses can be created equal.

When poor posture sets in, it is usually about the same time that discomfort and ailments start creeping in.

A structural chiropractor will be able to improve your posture by improving structure and function of your spine.

Exercises and posture recommendations should also be given to you to improve the surrounding musculature and also as a preventative tool to proactively eliminate any issues that may otherwise arise if nothing is improved.

2) Pain Management the Natural Way

Structural chiropractors will use different techniques to improve function of the spine. The most common method is the structural spinal adjustment.

By restoring proper mechanics of the spine, it facilitates the body in the natural healing process, to include a healthy inflammatory response.

Recent research has suggested that structural chiropractic care is effective and safe in reducing both acute pain, chronic pain, and headaches.

3) Structural Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy

As you might know, the body goes through many changes throughout pregnancy. Some good, some that feel bad. Most of these changes are completely unavoidable.

It’s necessary for a woman’s body to transform in order to create room within the body to allow the baby to grow. Through structural chiropractic care, the severity of certain changes can often be reduced.

For example, proper pelvic and sacral biomechanics can allow optimal spatial conditions for growth of the child. Everyone could benefit from proper motion of the spine and pelvis, so it makes sense that a mother who is supporting a child could also benefit from proper motion. Keep in mind, that structural chiropractic care during pregnancy looks very different than structural care for someone who is not pregnant. It takes someone who is properly trained to know the intricacies of working with this population.

Other potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

  • improving symptoms of nausea
  • reducing the length of labor and delivery
  • relieving back and hip pain

Don’t Wait

The list of benefits of structural chiropractic care goes on and on. Don’t take our word for it. Try it out for yourself.

For more information on how to start receiving these benefits, book a free consultation today!