Back and neck pain are the most common reasons for seeing a chiropractor. While Chiropractic doctors may be experts when it comes to spinal problems, there are benefits of long-term chiropractic care that go beyond spinal health. Pain relief, improved mobility, and optimizing whole body function are just a few advantages of long-term chiropractic care. Check out why you should consider chiropractic for long-term care.

When the Pain is Over

You may find that once the pain is gone, it doesn’t seem as necessary to continue seeing your chiropractor. However, in the long term, a well-aligned body has a positive impact on your overall health. Improved mobility, lower stress, optimized nervous system function, and better breathing are just a few of the benefits of long-term chiropractic care.

The Benefits of Proper Alignment

Maintaining proper alignment of the body and spine can positively affect your overall health in multiple ways:

  • Lower Systemic Stress — An aligned spine will have less physical stress. In addition, getting adjusted directly impact your nervous system. Each spinal nerve is connected to specific organ systems. Less stress on the spine can translate to less stress on all the body’s systems.
  • Improve mobility — Chiropractic treatments go beyond just adjusting your spine as they aid in reducing the tightness of your soft tissue surrounding your spinal joints. By maintaining a comfortable range of motion and increasing your flexibility, you reduce your risk of injury and will be less likely to be in pain.
  • Prevent premature degeneration — By improving mobility and joint biomechanics, regular adjustments can help prevent excess wear and tear on the spinal joints and vertebrae that would otherwise lead to premature or accelerated degenerative changes. It’s like anti-aging for your spine.
  • Expand lung capacity — People often do not think of chiropractic care to increase lung capacity, but in fact, studies have shown it can have this effect. Consequently, chiropractic care can help people with asthma breathe better, improve cardiopulmonary lung function, and reduce fatigue related to poor breathing biomechanics.

Once your chiropractor has given you relief from your pain, you may be tempted to discontinue care. If this sounds familiar, you might want to reconsider. Once you are pain-free, your chiropractor will begin providing maintenance care, a plan which has much more to offer than simply preventing pain.

At Jester Family Chiropractic, we are committed to providing patients with the very best in health and healing options. We provide immediate and long-lasting pain relief by combining the latest technology with holistic approaches. Our team of professionals is here to assist you every step of the way whether you are trying to maintain or regain your health, because we believe that every person deserves the chance to get BACK TO BETTER.