When most people hear the word 'chiropractic', they think of back pain--and it's true that chiropractors can be a huge help for anyone suffering with a lot of pain in their back or spine. That's not all they can do, though! If you have any of the following problems, you too can potentially benefit from a visit to your local chiropractor's office--even if your back seems to be in perfect shape.
Tension Headaches & Migraines
Did you know that a lot of your headaches actually originated in your neck and shoulders? Sometimes you can feel that--many people are familiar with the sensation of a headache that seems to radiate down into the neck. Even if this doesn't happen to you, though, it could be that tension in your neck and shoulders is causing pain in your head--and your chiropractor can release that tension, leading to a drastic decrease in the frequency and severity of your headaches and migraines. This isn't a magic bullet, but many people have found it a useful part of the puzzle.
Whiplash & Sports Injuries
Many of the injuries caused by everyday accidents--such as a minor car crash or a sport-related mishap--are muscular in nature. Most people think that chiropractors only work with your bones, but this isn't quite true! Chiropractic care helps to realign your whole musculoskeletal system, which can in turn speed up the healing process for all kinds of ailments.
Period Pain & Postpartum Pain
Lots of the pain felt by many women is muscular in nature. Your body is cramping up, essentially, and it's that cramping causing the pain you experience every month or for some time following childbirth. A chiropractic realignment can help correct this cramping, potentially even reducing the severity of your monthly pains in the long term.
Your digestive system and your nervous system are closely linked, and many common digestive ailments--including heartburn, indigestion and IBS--originate with nerve problems. For example, it's nerves in the lumbar region of your spine that determine how quickly your body tries to digest food--and if that speed is off somehow, you're more likely to experience pain as a result. If you suffer from chronic digestive issues, a chiropractor may be able to help realign those nerves and get everything flowing smoothly again.
Interested? Plenty of health services all around the world now offer referrals to chiropractic surgeries--so speak with your doctor to figure out whether or not a trip to one of them would help you out.