Focusing On More Than Pain
Does My Chiropractor Avoid Talking About Pain?
Your pain is important but there is more than pain management to gain from chiropractic. Adjustments have been shown to significantly improve brain activity, improve immune function, improve allergies, help kids with ear infections, flip breach babies in pregnant women, and so much more. So, yes there are a lot of benefits from chiropractic beyond pain.
Is There Measurable Benefits to Chiropractic Care Beyond Pain?
Pain is the most common reason patients walk through the doors at a chiropractic office, but it’s extremely limiting when you begin to understand the immense benefits of a chiropractic adjustment. In fact, some chiropractors specialize in pediatric patients who experience very little pain but have a laundry list of neurosensory problems. Senior citizens are another patient type that can benefit far beyond pain. Chiropractic adjustments improve the connection between the brain and the body. As a result, the brain has a better body awareness which translates into better balance, coordination and less clumsiness. Research as show adjustments help to decrease the number of falls seen in seniors—which is a big deal even if there is there is only a minor decrease in chronic pain.
Life Before Pain Signs & Symptoms
Heidi Havvik is a researcher out of New Zealand, who commonly focuses the central nervous system and how it adapts to the environment. Many of her experiments include patients with no pain at all. Instead they have stiffness, reduced range of motion and altered posture which is categorized as having “subclinical Pain,” because there is obviously a problem, but it doesn’t present as classic pain. Research has also shown that unaddressed sub-clinical pain leads to actual pain and that chiropractic adjustments can prevent pain from presenting in these patients.
Sub Clinical Pain
Its the problem before the problem. . .
Why Should I See A Chiropractor?
Do you have bad posture? Do you feel stiff? Are you clumsy? Do you lack in coordination? Are you tense or do you feel fatigued? Do you feel cloudy headed? These are all common signs and symptoms of a what chiropractors call a vertebral subluxation. This is the technical term for a misalignment in the spine that interferes with the coordination of messages between the brain and the body. Chiropractic care may be your best option to prevent future problems and enjoy a great quality of life – even if you don’t have pain.