When people think of visiting a chiropractor for an adjustment, they imagine they are meeting with a doctor who specializes in necks and backs. While it is true that a chiropractor is often busy working out neck and back problems, a chiropractor is really a nerve doctor. Adjusting the alignment in the neck and the back is one way a chiropractor is able to address the delicate needs of a patient’s nervous system.
Relieving Pinched Nerves
A chiropractic adjustment can help to alleviate pain around a region where a nerve is being pinched. Aside from general pain, people with pinched nerves will also sometimes feel sensations of tingling or numbness. By freeing up the pinched nerve, the normal sensation can be restored to the area of the body that is exhibiting pain or numbness.
Better Blood Flow
Poor circulation is another area where chiropractic adjustments can help to encourage better blood flow throughout the body. By opening up areas where blood flow has been impeded, circulation can be restored to help nourish and detox muscle tissue.
While you may not realize it, the body’s ability to breathe properly is often dependent on posture and alignment. If a person has poor posture and alignment issues, this can make it difficult to breathe normally. By realigning the neck with a chiropractic adjustment, this procedure can help to improve posture and restore normal respiration.
A common problem, that is at the heart of most forms of nervous system dysfunction, is chronic stress. While a chiropractic adjustment can help to take physical stress off of an area of the body, it can also aid in diminishing other forms of stress as well. As these various forms of stress are decreased, this helps to mitigate the need for the body to cope and provides relief.
One of the more welcome results of a chiropractic adjustment is that it may improve a patient’s ability to obtain better quality sleep. Because quality sleep is critical for optimal health, the use of chiropractic adjustments to eliminate discomfort makes sleeping a far more enjoyable activity. It also ensures that once a patient is able to get to sleep, they will not be interrupted by pain and discomfort throughout their entire rest cycle.
With the ability to move more freely about, many patients experience other desired lifestyle benefits from the increase in their newly found mobility and improved range of motion. Contact us today, at Apponaug Chiropractic Center in Warwick to set up a consultation. Let us help you gain a more relaxed, comfortable day-to-day life!