It’s believed that around 10 million people in the UK suffer with pain every day. This, in turn, has a huge impact on their quality of life, ability to exercise and work. The most common types of pain are back, neck, joint, muscle and headaches – these are some of the main reasons people first visit a Chiropractor. However, getting rid of pain isn’t the only benefit of seeing an expert chiropractor…
What is a chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a highly trained professional who uses a wide variety of specific adjustments to different parts of the spine and pelvis to help the nervous system, via the spinal nerves and cord, to better control the full physical system including movement, coordination, balance, function and make the body more resilient and adapt better to physical, chemical and mental stress. These improvements to the system often mean that when people are under Chiropractic care they notice improvement in sleep, mobility and symptoms. Most Chiropractic adjustments tend to focus on the spine because it protects and supports the nervous system which controls pretty much everything in the body and that’s often why people can notice widespread changes in their body beyond the spine.
Many people choose regular Chiropractic care as a way to help their body be at it’s best, whether they are a little old lady or an athlete, because they realise that with consistency and repetition, like brushing your teeth, they can live a healthier, active and happier life.
The benefits of chiropractic care
While Chiropractic is about helping people’s body function optimally regardless of symptomatic presentation, if you’re suffering from pain in your neck, back, head, joints, muscles or legs, it might be worth consulting a Chiropractor because of the very common positive changes most people notice. A Chiropractor can facilitate and guide you to help you get your body, including it’s posture, movement and function, working at its best which typically can have a big impact on the body’s symptomatic expressions, such as pain.
Reduces the need for painkillers
Chiropractic is a natural approach to health that is non-invasive and drug-free and, studies have found, that people who are under the support and guidance of a skilled Chiropractor will on average take significantly less medication such as painkillers. Long-term use of painkillers, including NSAIDs and opioids, have significant adverse effects such as digestive issues, addiction and a weakened immune system.
Another reason why many opt to visit a chiropractor is because it’s less invasive and aggressive than drugs, injections and surgery. Before anybody considers these approaches, which only aim to manage the symptoms, people should first see a Chiropractor to look beyond their symptoms and work to help them restore proper function, movement and posture to get them stronger so that their body can correct whatever is producing the symptoms or pain. When the body works properly symptoms tend to invariably dissipate without the need for invasive treatment.
Poor posture can not only cause chronic back pain and headaches, but can also impact your day-to-day life. With the right support and guidance from a Chiropractor you can help to correct your posture and provide pain relief all over the body. When it comes to exercise and managing your work environment our Chiropractors can go over any specific do’s and don’ts.
If you regularly play sports or work out, your body is likely to be under repeated strains and stresses. Chiropractic techniques can help to reset your body, in turn increasing your mobility, the activation of muscles and movement patterns which can have an effect on speed, range of motion, pliability and coordination boost athletic performance. It can also prevent injuries from happening in the first place, while ensuring your body functions in the best way possible.
It’s cost effective
There are plenty of studies that prove how successful chiropractic care can be for helping people. Plus, we have our own success stories at Life Effect. From expectant mothers and professional sportspeople to elderly patients and those involved in accidents, we’ve helped thousands of people to get their life back on track, pain-free.
Want to know how Life Effect and our chiropractic could benefit you? Drop our team a message today and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions, and discuss your individual needs.