When I think of Chiropractic Therapy or Treatment, I always think of a friend of mine who had gone through almost a decade of chiropractic therapy because conventional doctors could not fix her constant, debilitating cramps of unknown origin. Since then, chiropractic therapy and chiropractic care has been quite popular among cancer patients and others who have debilitating diseases.
In fact, 84% of cancer patients or cancer survivors take chiropractic therapy for pain alleviation, for relieving stress, improvement of sleeping habits, etc. Chiropractic treatment is not only for relief of pain but also to improve the overall quality of life.
Here are some benefits of chiropractic therapy:
* Wellness and Prevention
Chiropractic therapy manipulates the spine which is supposed to be the seat of a lot of our health problems. Using a variety of spine manipulations, chiropractic treats underlying health problems. The following ailments benefit greatly from chiropractic treatments:
Chiropractic procedures help improve overall wellness and may even help with the return or onset of secondary kinds of cancers. Chiropractic therapy regimens often focus upon some of the symptoms of cancer, chronic headaches, and musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction.
* Gastrointestinal diseases
Gut problems are one of the most common problems reported now. Heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), constant constipation, and colic are some of the diseases that can be gleaned from infants as well as adults. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can benefit greatly from chiropractic.
About 70% of those with advanced cancer or those with cancer of the breasts, thyroid, kidney, prostate, and lungs have metastasized cancer in the skeletal system. Chiropractic treatment on these organs and areas have been shown to improve their functioning.
* Stimulates the Immune System
The immune system interacts directly with the nervous system affecting overall health. Again, obstructions with the signaling pathways between the nervous and the immune system impact the ability to heal adequately.
Without the use of surgery or medication, chiropractic care removes these barriers so that the body can properly repair itself at a genetic level and stimulate the immune system fully.
In fact, 70% of advanced cancer patients, including those with cancer of the lungs, thyroid, breasts, kidney, and prostate have metastasized cancer in the skeletal system. Chiropractic treatment has also been shown to improve healing in cancer patients, as opposed to medication and other conventional therapies.
* Blood Pressure Normalization
With hypertension affecting 33% of Americans and the widespread use of statin drugs to manage hypertension, it is refreshing to know that there are “alternative treatments” to conventional anti-hypertension drugs. One of these alternative treatments is chiropractic wherein the adjustments have resulted to a decrease in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure readings.
Chiropractors focus on the bone at the top of the neck, nearest the brain stem, which may be the primary reason for managing blood pressure.
* Improves Performance in Sports
Whether you are an athlete or non-athlete, sports-specific chiropractors can manipulate your spine, joints and soft tissue to improve recovery time and prevent sprains, tissue strains, and concussions. A chiropractor can also teach you stretching techniques to improve rehabilitation of a sports injury or alleviate the pain associated with an injury.
* Lessens Chronic Pain
North America lists lower back pain as the 6th ailment contributing to increased medical costs, as well as the ailment that affects 10% of the global population. Using chiropractic therapy for lower back pain entails very low costs and improves healing of your body without any adverse side effects.
* Improves Learning and Behavioral Disabilities
Chiropractic manipulations not just improve overall wellness; they also reduce hyperactivity and disruptive behaviors of those with ADHD and other learning and cognitive disabilities, such as autism. Chiropractic care can help improve a child to concentrate better and lessen his/her agitation.
* Alleviates Headaches
Chiropractic manipulations can lessen the tightness at the back of the spine, which may be the reason why you are having those headaches. Chiropractic care can certainly lessen or completely eliminate your headache problem.
* Lessens Dependence on Conventional Medications and Treatments
To mitigate the 65% increase in people seeking spinal treatments for the last 8 years, and the subsequent rise in healthcare costs, we do recommend to patients to try chiropractic treatments. Statistics say that 96% of patients with low back pain benefit greatly from chiropractic therapy without surgery. And of course, it’s cheaper.
Incidence of chronic pain is increasing – and the first reaction of people is to reach out to conventional painkiller drugs and treatment. We recommend trying chiropractic care as a more effective, less costly alternative with less negative side effects.