What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic medicine stresses the patient’s overall health and wellness. It is a branch of the healing arts based on the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body).
Chiropractic is a conservative and natural form of health care that concentrates on maximizing the function of the whole body without the use of drugs or surgery. It works to get to the cause of a health problem, rather than just treat the symptoms. Chiropractic focuses especially on the fact that the structure of the body, particularly the spine, has a powerful effect on the underlying nervous system and therefore on virtually every aspect of health. Some of the benefits of keeping your spine and nervous system healthy include:
Improved moods. Chiropractic has been shown to improve hormone balance. Decreasing the bad hormones like cortisol and increasing the good hormones, such as dopamine and norepinephrine makes a big difference in how the brain and body works and how a person feels.
Relaxation. Stress relief is one of the most sought after effects of many treatments today, but one of the lesser-known benefits of chiropractic. When your muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems are tense and misaligned, it affects the communication that occurs in your body. Once your body is balanced, you are better able to manage your stress.
Fewer Colds and Flus. Dr. Ronald Pero, chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute measured 107 individuals who had received long-term chiropractic care. The chiropractic patients were shown to have a 200% stronger immune system than people who had not received chiropractic care.
Less Pain. Chiropractic finds areas of your skeleton that are not moving properly and restores normal movement through a spinal adjustment. Improper spinal motion causes irritation of the underlying nerves, which control every function of your body through your brain and spinal column. When misalignment is corrected along the spine via an adjustment, not only is your structure restored, but your body’s functioning is also improved. This is a result of the underlying nerve irritation being relieved. When the spine is moving properly, your brain is best able to communicate with your body, which leads to improved health in all areas of your body.
Improved Posture. How you carry yourself every day has a huge impact on how your body functions. Chiropractic will work to pinpoint where your spine is not moving properly and address your stance, height differences, tilting, curvatures and outward or inward turning to help you work toward standing stronger.
Optimum Body Performance. An important benefit of chiropractic includes increased oxygenation, improved circulation, muscle spasm reduction, decrease in the level of lactic acid, enhanced flexibility, and a more efficient delivery of nutrients to your cells.
Chiropractic is also effective in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Bell’s Palsy
- Blindness/Visual Disorders
- Blood Pressure
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Disc Herniation
- Female Issues
- Forward Head Posture
- Gastroesophageal Reflux
- Immune Disfunction
- Low Back Pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Nonmusculoskeletal (Visceral) Disorders
- Otitis Media
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Pregnancy-related Pain
- Repetitive Stress
- Spinal Allignment/Cervical Curve
- Spinal Pain
- Temporomandibular Joint
- Vertigo and Balance
Our own Dr. Lain uses the Thompson Technique to produce very precise adjustments for many spine and posture problems as well as the Logan Basic Technique, which is a light touch technique that works to “level the foundation” or sacrum. Come to the Benevida Health & Wellness Center and experience first-hand these effective chiropractic techniques. Whether you’re in the Kyle area or in Buda, Texas, give us a call today to schedule your appointment for a better you!