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7 Unexpected Benefits of Chiropractic Care

7 Unexpected Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Most people know that chiropractic can help with headaches, neck pain, and low back pain. However, chiropractic’s benefits also reach much further than just spinal pain. Chiropractic affects how well your brain can communicate with the rest of your body. Routine care can have far reaching benefits that you may have never considered. In this article are seven unexpected ways chiropractic care can help improve how well your body functions.

  • Blood pressure
    In one study patients with hypertension or prehypertension saw an average drop in blood pressure of 11 points! Chiropractic may have significant positive effects on blood pressure long term.
  • Increased parasympathetic activity and anxiety
    Patients in one study saw increases in parasympathetic activity and anxiety following a mid-back adjustment. Your parasympathetic system is what is activated when you are more relaxed, and your body is more focused on the digestion of food and repair. We live in a society that can be very stressful and that stress has a significant impact on everything from hormones to tissue healing to mental health. Chiropractic can be included in your self-care routine to help reduce the effects of stress on your body.
  • Symptoms in the arms, legs, and jaw
    When most people think of chiropractic they know it can help with headaches, neck pain, and low back pain, but often people don’t even consider chiropractic care for arm and leg symptoms such as Tennis Elbow or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. At Palm Desert Chiropractic we are trained in adjustment techniques that are utilized for shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, hips, ankles, the Jaw, and ribs. Adjusting of these joints can significantly improve range of motion, function, muscle activation and reduce symptoms. As well as providing adjustments to the symptomatic areas, we adjust the spine in areas where the nerves travel from the spine to the area of dysfunction. These spinal adjustments can improve the symptomatic area’s coordination, strength, and reduce pain. We have had great results when treating Tennis Elbow, knee pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, breathing difficulties, TMJ, and much more.
  • Increase blood flow
    One study found that following an adjustment patients experienced increased blood flow to the lower legs. This may be because of how chiropractic can affect your parasympathetic system which can relax blood vessels. Blood flow is essential for healing injuries, removing metabolic waste products, and optimizing muscle function.
  • May increase muscle strength and activation
    Another study showed increased leg strength following a low back adjustment. The nerves that control the muscles in your legs come from in between the vertebrae in your low back. By ensuring the spine is moving properly there is less stress on those nerves. When those nerves are under less tension they function more efficiently.
  • Improve coordination and balance
    It has been found that after an adjustment, patients have better spinal coordination, more accurate movements, and even better perception of where their body is positioned. All these qualities are imperative for preventing falls in the older population, reducing sports injuries, and optimizing your body’s function.
  • Improved speed at mental tasks
    This one may sound farfetched, but chiropractic has a huge impact on the brain. The brain needs frequent and accurate inputs from the body to function properly. Chiropractic has such a strong impact on nerve function, that one study has found that patients’ processing speed on a shape visualization task was significantly faster following an adjustment.

Chiropractic has such far reaching health impacts. All aspects of your body are connected to your brain through your spine. Ensuring that all the pieces of your spine are moving properly will help your body to function at a much higher level. Regular chiropractic care can create significant improvements in your quality of life, including some areas that you may have never considered.

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August 09, 2022
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Dr. Vella

PALM DESERT CHIROPRACTIC offers chiropractic adjustments in a variety of chiropractic techniques and styles. Our team of chiropractors are extremely experienced in advanced spinal correction. Our purpose is to decrease pain & stress, prevent injury & illness and maximize your health potential through natural, scientific and specific care. Your health can be restored with a simple chiropractic adjustment! If you are looking for a chiropractor in the Coachella Valley, give our office a call today to setup your first appointment.