by Amber White
ChiroHealthUSA Social Media Specialist
Did you know that chiropractors treat more than just back pain? Studies have shown that chiropractic helps relieve discomfort, such as headaches, inflammation, ear infections, etc. People are starting to realize pain medications can only help so much in their quest for pain relief. Patients are now keen on going to the root of the problem with the help of chiropractic! Here a few benefits of getting regular chiropractic adjustments.
Taking aspirin for headaches will usually help with the immediate onset of pain, but unfortunately, for those who suffer chronic problems, it’s not always the most beneficial option. After back pains, headaches are the second most common ailment treated by chiropractors. Back pain and spinal issues tend to be the culprit in many tension headaches and migraines. Chiropractors can perform a manual manipulation using their hands or small device to straighten out back misalignments resulting in long term pain relief.
Inflammation usually results in pain, joint issues, and tension. Chiropractic adjustments help reduce inflammation, which can lead to positive benefits such as relief of joint pain, reduced muscle tension, and lower back pain relief. Not to mention, this reduction in inflammation can help reduce the risk of developing medical conditions linked to other inflammation such as heart disease and cancer!
Sciatica is pain affecting the back, hips, and outer sides of the legs, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often due to the degeneration of an intervertebral disk. Unfortunately, this type of chronic pain often leads to over-medicating and long-term discomfort. The good news is that chiropractic treatment can help relieve the pressure applied to the sciatic nerve. Research has found that patients who received regular adjustments had a reduction in the frequency and severity of their pain.
Five out of six children in the US will experience ear infections by their third birthdays. Ear infections are caused by bacteria, or viruses, that have infiltrated the middle ear and result in inflammation and fluid build-up. A chiropractor can perform adjustments on children (as well as adults) that help improve middle ear drainage, decreasing ear infections over time.
Chiropractic adjustments prove time and time again, to be one of the most beneficial, non-invasive treatment options to promote better health.