Why You Should Call Your Chiropractor Your “Wellness Doctor”

Everyone knows that if they have neck or back pain, a chiropractor is where you should go.  They align your spine and correct spinal subluxations, or misalignments, but chiropractors do so more than treat back pain.   They treat all of your complex systems, bringing unity to your entire body, all without the use of harsh medications or painful surgery.    

They are wellness doctors.

When your spine is misaligned, no matter if it was caused by an accident, a fall, or an illness, you feel discomfort or pain.  Getting it back into alignment relieves the pain. But what’s really going on? Misalignment of the spine causes the nerves that follow along the spine to be out of whack too.  Messages from your body to your brain and back again are interrupted and these missed messages can adversely affect your health in many ways.

Sure, we know that chiropractic care can reduce back and neck pain but there are many benefits to regular chiropractic care that may surprise you.

It improves your immune system.  Chiropractic treatment helps your body fight off invading illnesses.  When there’s a subluxation, your nervous system can’t function as it should.  

It improves the function of your musculoskeletal system.  By treating your joints, your body becomes more flexible and you achieve a greater range of motion and mobility.

It improves your mood.    Chiropractic treatment helps to balance the chemicals in your body which will improve your mood.  It reduces cortisol which contributes to feeling bad and increases norepinephrine and dopamine in your body which elevates your mood!

It improves your sleep.  When you’re in pain and have limited range of motion, it’s harder to get a good night’s sleep.  When your body can move freely without pain, you’ll sleep better.

It reduces stress.  Balancing out the chemicals in your body evens out your hormones as well which reduces stress levels.  

It improves breathing.  When your body is aligned, breathing is easier.  Forward Head Posture can actually lead to asthma by damaging nerves and compromising your lung function.

It relieves headaches.  Chiropractic treatment reduces oxidative stress which happens when there are more free radicals than antioxidants in your body.

It helps cure ear infections.  Misalignments in the upper neck can interfere with healing.  When the body can heal properly, ear infections can be minimized.  

It keeps you “regular”.  When everything is properly aligned, your entire digestive system works more smoothly.

It reduces your blood pressure.  Misalignment compresses or compromises nerves at the brain stem, affecting the circulatory system.  Decompressing these nerves lowers blood pressure.

Your nervous system connects all of the other systems in your body so when it’s not functioning as it should, it can adversely affect your body in many ways.  With chiropractic care as part of your regular health routine along with seeing your doctor and your dentist, you can greatly improve your overall health and wellbeing.  See your “wellness doctor” and your body will move like a well-oiled machine for a lifetime!

Call North County Pain Relief at (314) 731-4201 today and let us show you how we can improve your health!