Are Chiropractic Adjustments Worth It?

Yes! Chiropractic adjustment can be an effective and low cost method of treating a wide range of issues. In addition, since chiropractors are able to provide preventive care, patients can experience long-term benefits. Of course every patient is different so it’s important to discuss with your chiropractor what may be effective in your situation.

Benefits to seeing a chiropractor:

  • Pain relief. Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve a myriad of complaints from back and neck pain to stiff joints.
  • Migraine relief. The spinal manipulation in chiropractic adjustments can help improve the blood flow through your central nervous system, helping to treat and prevent migraines.
  • More energy. Your spine is the center of your central nervous system. By getting your spine to be at 100%, you allow yourself to focus energy on other activities.
  • Better sleep. Pain can be a root cause of why you may not be sleeping as well and are uncomfortable. Chiropractic adjustments help alleviate pressure and pain from your spine that may be causing you discomfort, allowing you to get more restful sleep.
  • Reduces stress. Adjusting the spine can release tension that has built up in the muscles, allowing for the body to relax and an increase in the circulation of blood.
  • Improves posture. If your poor posture is caused by too much sitting, chiropractic adjustments can potentially help.
  • Reduces vertigo symptoms. If your bones become misaligned, they can put pressure on your brainstem causing it to send wrong signals to the brain that result in dizziness. While this is not the only cause of vertigo, a chiropractic adjustment has been shown to help reduce the symptoms in some patients.
  • Improved range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments can help increase your range of motion, allowing you to get through your day easier.
  • Relieves prenatal discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments can help manage the pain experienced in the back, hips, and neck during pregnancy. In addition, it can also help establish pelvic balance, giving your baby as much space as possible.

How often should you get an adjustment from a chiropractor?

Frequency depends on the patient and their reason for visiting a chiropractor. New patients of chiropractic adjustments may find that they get them more frequently in the beginning (once or twice a week). Over time, the time lengthens between appointments to the point where a patient only needs to come in as needed to help maintain their adjustment.

How do you know you need a chiropractic adjustment?

If you are suffering from frequent headaches, limited range of motion, pain in your neck or back, stiff joints, or wearing your shoes down unevenly, it may be a sign that you need to see a chiropractor. A chiropractor will take note of your complaints, perform necessary tests, and develop a plan to help get you back to feeling your best.

At Genesis Chiropractic, we take a holistic whole patient approach to focus on all the issues that may be causing you relief and determine what is the best course of action to treat your complaints. Contact us today at 801-676-0243 and book your appointment today.