Top Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Adults

Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of optimal health and wellness. It was said by BJ Palmer that “Medicine is the study of disease and what causes a man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes a man to live.”

 Chiropractic recognizes that the human body has the innate ability to heal itself. In order for the body to recognize challenges and to properly self heal, the brain and nervous system must be able to properly perceive what is going on in the body. When areas of the spine become misaligned and stuck, the brain is unable to properly sense what is going on and therefore can not send the proper messages back out to the body. This breakdown in communication interferes with the bodies natural self healing capabilities and is perceived as stress that activates our sympathetic (fight or flight) response of our nervous system. Constant activation of this system puts our bodies in a state of protection and survival instead of the normal default of growth, development, and healing.

Chiropractors identify the areas of the spine that are misaligned and stuck that are causing interference in the bodies ability to self heal and function properly . Once these areas are identified, they can be gently corrected through specific chiropractic adjustments. Once these areas of the spine are corrected the body is no longer in a state of survival and protection and it is able to put its resources into normal growth, healing and development.

How Chiropractic Helps Adults

Whether you're a professional athlete and live an active lifestyle, or your daily routine is a bit more relaxed, getting adjusted by a chiropractor should be top on your list of health priorities.

Most people think that chiropractors help with back pain, neck pain, migraines, car accidents and other pain-based symptoms. In reality, this is a small sample of what chiropractors do. Chiropractic is meant to maximize the body's performance and help you reach your true potential. 

Countless studies have been done to demonstrate how much more effectively and efficiently our bodies function when under chiropractic care. From increased athletic performance to avoiding illness, adults seek chiropractic care when they want to be at their best.

Case Study: Chiropractic Improves Vertical Jump Height

A recent study analyzed the effect of a pelvic adjustment on female university students with functional leg length inequality. The students were divided into two groups. One group received chiropractic adjustments using a technique called Gonstead pelvis analysis. The other group received physical therapy and stretching exercises.

Both groups noticed an improvement in leg length inequality, however, only the group that received the Gonstead adjustments had an increase in their vertical height jump.

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