Whether you are visiting a chiropractor for a specific problem or for improved health and well-being, this one choice will improve your overall health, improve the likelihood of making other positive lifestyle choices and decrease your overall expenditure on healthcare. Unfortunate, most Americans are unaware of all of the positive benefits of keeping your spine and nervous system healthy, with regular chiropractic care.
Here are my 8 favorite reasons why you and your family should receive regular chiropractic care. Each has been well researched and validated time and time again.
1/ Improve Athletic Performance
This has to be my favorite because of my love of sports. Chiropractic care is intended to correct subtle and severe disturbances and imbalances in a person’s nervous system. As a result of a proper functioning nervous system, improved health and less injury can occur. For an athlete this can translate into improved reaction time, better balance, hand-eye coordination, body position sense and faster recovery time. All keys to an athlete’s performance!
2/ Stronger Immune System
One of the most known benefits of regular chiropractic care and being a father of 4, I love this one. 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. 200%!!!
Dr. Pero indicated that Chiropractic patients have incredibly strong immune systems, stronger than any group that he is ever measured.
3/ Improved Moods
This is one of my favorites as well and why I believe without a doubt that if everyone got adjusted our world would be a happier place. It may sound funny to say that chiropractic, actually makes you happier, but that is what the research shows. 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. This is why those suffering with anxiety and depression frequently have dramatic results with chiropractic care.
4/ Sleep Better
With 40 million Americans experiencing a chronic sleeping disorder and 62% of American adults experiencing problems sleeping a few nights a week, Americans desperately need to sleep better.
Chiropractic has been shown to improve sleep, both in children and adults.
5/ More Energy
In my experience, when someone is under chiropractic care for a while they begin to notice some of the positive side benefits of chiropractic, including more energy and less fatigue. If you do a Google search to see all the chiropractic patients who have provided testimonials indicating that they have more energy now you will be overwhelmed.
6/ Spend Less Money
Chiropractic care has also been shown to be more cost-effective than the medical approach of drugs or surgery. For example, The Manga Report, a 1993 Canadian government study was quoted as saying:
“Users of chiropractic care have substantially lower health care costs, than those who use medical care only.”
7/ Avoid Drugs and Hospitals
Each year, about 4.5 million Americans visit their doctor’s office or the emergency room because of adverse prescription drug side effects. Chiropractic care is a drugless approach to health that has been shown to reduce pharmaceutical costs by 51.8%.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that chiropractic patients under care results in a 43 percent fewer hospital admissions, than those under medical care.
8/ Less Aches and Pain
When the spine is misaligned due to accidents and injuries, pain frequently develops. Research tells us that Chiropractic adjustments are effective for helping people with pain.
I could go on for hours about the benefits of chiropractic treatment for your family, but some of the most impacting include increased oxygenation, improved circulation, muscle spasm reduction, decrease in the level of lactic acid, enhanced flexibility and balance, and more efficient delivery of nutrients to your cells, which leads to a faster recovery times and a healthier individual.
If you have never been to a chiropractor before, why not take the first step to a healthier more vital family and try experiencing it for a few months.
See a Doctor Regularly Who’s Goal Is to Keep You Healthy
Doctors of chiropractic are an excellent resource for your health. They are well-trained, naturally minded professionals who undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences, similar to that of medical doctors. In some areas, such as anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, nutrition and public health, they receive more education than a medical doctor.
Doctors of chiropractic work in tandem with other healthcare professionals. If your condition requires attention from another branch of the healthcare profession, that recommendation or referral will be made.
To integrate chiropractic adjustments into your active lifestyle call Dr. Paul Dukovac DC, LAc at 630-561-7025.