We generally think of chiropractic care as only treating medical issues like scoliosis and arthritis or helping a person recover after a significant injury, like trauma caused by playing sports or a car accident. Definitely, these are areas where chiropractors can lend their experience and services. However, there are many other situations that can call for chiropractic care, and we’ll look at five surprising ones.
Fibromyalgia is a neurological disorder that affects millions of people. This disorder is characterized by people having severe aches and pains all over their bodies, and it can even disrupt their sleep and overall mood. Chiropractic care can target a person’s nervous system, meaning it can help patients deal with and even overcome fibromyalgia.
- Weak Immune Systems
A weakened immune system makes you more susceptible to catching infections and viruses. A weakened immune system also means your body has a tougher time battling these issues. Many reasons can contribute to a weakened immune system, including genetics. People can also weaken their immune systems by engaging in activities like frequently drinking alcohol, smoking, and having an unbalanced diet. Evidence shows that spinal adjustments can increase white blood cells in your body, thus boosting your immune system.
- Improving Your Mental Health
Many chiropractors take a holistic approach and understand many factors that can impact your physical health. For example, constant stress, anxiety, worries, and poor mental health can negatively affect your physical health. Spine subluxations can increase the chances of developing anxiety and stress. Besides adjustments, your chiropractor can also recommend breathing exercises, stretches, and changes to your lifestyle that can combat stress, anxiety, and similar issues. Regular chiropractic care will help you and your body combat stress and anxiety.
- Sinus Problems
Staying indoors all day during winter or being around someone with the flu can cause you to get sick. There’s nothing worse than waking up with a stuffy nose and feeling congested no matter what you do. Once these symptoms go away in a week or two, people become very relieved. However, what happens if these symptoms never go away or you have sinus issues unrelated to something like the common cold or a virus? Dealing with sinus problems can seriously make life harder, for some people to even explore invasive surgeries to solve the issue. However, chiropractors often have techniques and methods that can relieve sinus pains, pressure, and ear issues.
- Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines are common when you’re sick, but situations like changes in altitude, loud noise, or a hangover can also cause them. However, you can also receive migraines and headaches due to neck, back, and shoulder pain. It’s not uncommon, for example, for a worker to hurt their back and find themselves dealing with headaches. They may often rationalize that the pain will go away soon and take Tylenol or ibuprofen. Headaches that continue persisting or are severe, require immediate attention.