Let’s face it, everyone gets aches and pains at some point in their lives. Milwaukee is hard working, and that can lead to body aches, and especially back pain. While there are many treatments for pain, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, drug-free approach to giving you relief. But chiropractic care has more benefits than just pain relief! So what are some of the benefits of chiropractic care?
Pain Relief, of course
Most of us who visit the Wauwatosa chiropractor go because we’re experiencing some sort of pain or discomfort. While back pain is the most prevalent, there are other types of pains that chiropractic care can address. Headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain or weakness, and tingling in the extremities are just some of the main ailments that a chiropractor can address with alignment. Alignments can also help relief pressure on pinched nerves such as sciatica, reducing the number of pain days.
Improved Range of Motion
Chiropractic care doesn’t only help correct spinal alignment issues, it can help with muscle tightness and improve range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce inflammation, in both the joints and in muscles, leading to reduced tension and increased movement. This can help you move through your day more easily and with less discomfort.
Being in constant pain or discomfort is a drain on our systems. Not only can it affect your daily energy levels by making every movement a chore, it can cause sleep deficiencies. Through pain reduction, tension relief and overall increase in relaxation, chiropractic care can give you a better night’s sleep, allowing you to be more productive and active during the day.
Shorter Recovery Times
Injuries that lead to acute pain are one of the most common reasons Milwaukee residents reach out for chiropractic care. Something as simple as moving a couch has caused so many of us those nasty aches and pains, but more serious injuries can benefit from chiropractic care. Whiplash, sports injuries, car accidents; all of these can cause issues with alignment, and chiropractic care can be a wonderful treatment approach or supplement. Alignment can reduce the pressure on nerves, reduce muscle and joint inflammation, and increase blood supply to the injured area(s), not only providing you with pain relief, but allowing those areas to heal more quickly, decreasing your “down time” from an injury.
For anyone who has experienced Milwaukee winters where your extremities just can’t warm up, you understand the feeling of decreased circulation. For some, this inability to get warm is year round, and that could be linked to decreased blood flow to the extremities. Spinal subluxations can decrease blood flow to not only the extremities, such as your hands and feet, but can also reduce blood flow to the brain and other organs. Decreased circulation is also linked to dizziness, headaches, vision problems, fatigue, digestive issues, and a slew of other symptoms. By aligning the spine and allowing blood to flow freely, your circulation increases allowing your organs and extremities to receive the proper supply of oxygen and nutrients.
Chiropractic care has a multitude of benefits that can improve your overall well being. By improving your body’s overall function, you can improve your energy, mood, stress levels, and enjoy a sense of ease that you may have been missing out on.