We’re not going to get into the definition of what chiropractic work is. You can find that here. You also already know that a chiropractor can treat and provide relief for neck pain and back pain, and is who you need to visit when it comes to your ICBC claim. If that’s what you’re interested in, by all means click away at those links.
The intent of today’s article, is instead to shed light on a few things you probably didn’t know a reputable chiropractor can effectively address.
5 Physical Health Concerns You’re Surprised to Find a Chiropractor Can Provide Treatment and Relief For
Again, when you hear the word chiropractic, you probably associate it as a treatment for neck and back pain. But what you may not have considered, is that they very issues in your neck and/or back could be the source of your chronic headaches, or worse, your migraines. In fact, if you do experience persistent headaches or migraines, it most likely originates from your neck and spine. And therein lies the logical tie between a chiropractor and headache/migraine treatment. Spinal manipulation is a very effective treatment option for correcting issues and imbalances in your neck/spine and will alleviate tension driven headaches. Learn more about why you should see a chiropractor for headache treatment.
2. Anxiety and Stress
In the past, we have addressed how physiotherapy can help people cope with the symptoms of anxiety and stress. What we didn’t touch on at the time, is the role of a chiropractor in accomplishing the same. This is steeped in the fact that chiropractors work primarily with the back, neck, and spine. That part you know. But there is something greater at play here. You see, the nervous system’s superhighway runs down the spine, and any interruption in its flow could have an effect on mood. The right form of manipulation can have a positive impact on mood and help ease stress and anxiety.
3. Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal imbalances are common during puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy, along with external factors such as stress (addressed above) or medication. There are also medical conditions correlated to hormonal imbalances. The causation factors have many people not consider a chiropractor for treatment. However, a chiropractor can identify whether or not you spinal alignment issues that may be interfering with your nerve function. When identified, they can correct these issues through spinal adjustments that will help your brain more efficiently communicate with your endocrine glands, which in turn will help correct your hormonal imbalances. With your hormones in check, you may find improvements in everything from digestion, sleeping, cognitive functioning, hair growth, and of course…sex. Keep reading.
4. Bad Sex
Cover the kid’s ears in the featured image above folks because we’re going to talk about sex, bad sex.
While a chiropractor may not be able to help directly with compatibility between you and your partner, they may be able to identify an underlying issue that may be the true reason for having a not so great time in the bedroom.
Yes, there’s obviously a connection between back and neck pain and poor sexual performance. But there are more ways chiropractic treatment can be effective in improving your sex life. The human anatomy dictates that the spinal cord is connected to almost every other organ in our body. Can you see where we’re going with this? The intricate muscles and nerves that surround the spinal cord are deeply connected to both male and female sexual organs. The slightest injury, tear, spasm, or malfunction can lead to erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and/or a lack of sex drive, which can then result in anxiety and stress around sex, for both partners. But there’s more. The human brain stem connects the brain to the spinal cord, which controls body functions such as breathing, body temperature, blood pressure, and once again – sex drive. The later is the case because the neural-network is also responsible for regulating thoughts and emotions, which are intertwined with sex drive. Once again we find that any spinal issue impacting the neural-network may negatively impact sex.
By having a chiropractor step in and address injuries and ailments in and around the spinal cord, your sex life can get a whole lot better. And fellas, you probably won’t need to seek help from a tiny blue pill any longer.
Achoo! Say what? A chiropractor for seasonal allergies? Not just that, but many forms of allergies. This is because of the above-mentioned effects that chiropractic adjustments have on the nervous system. Misalignment or other dysfunctions of vertebra can result in focal irritation in the spine. This “delivers” an abnormal signal to the central nervous system, and when this signal occurs along the same pathway that depends upon the input of normal environmental signals, your body typically won’t interpret the information correctly. When this happens, an allergic reaction can result. By correcting the misalignment or dysfunction of vertebra, you may see a reduction in allergy reactions and/or symptoms.
Do you suffer from any of the above ailments? Want to learn more about how a chiropractor can help with these and an even wider variety of physical health concerns? Contact Absolute PhysioCare today for a friendly consultation.