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6 Ways Chiropractic Can Recharge Your Health

Here at Adirondack Wellness Group, Dr. Bryan Schuerlein offers comprehensive chiropractic care to treat a wide variety of health concerns. While you may know that chiropractic can help with issues like back pain, there are many ways that chiropractic care can help you reach your health goals. Read on to learn about just a few of those benefits!

1. Back and Neck Pain
When most people think of chiropractic, they often think about back pain. It’s no surprise, since over 7.7 million people visit the chiropractor every year to find relief for this very reason. Using spinal manipulations, a chiropractor can help the spine, muscles, and connective tissue return to their proper function to relieve pain without medications or surgery.

2. Headaches
Chiropractic has an amazing ability to help reduce and even prevent headaches and migraines. When the spine is out of alignment, it can cause tension in the muscles of the upper back and neck, as well as nerve impingement and other issues. For some, this leads to recurring headaches. Having a regular adjustment schedule will keep these headaches at bay and prevent neck and shoulder tension as well.

3. Sciatica
Sciatica is pain in the butt, literally! Often it accompanies pain down the leg or into the foot (usually one-sided) that often involves burning, tingling, weakness, electric like, numbness, or shooting sensations. It can be caused by many different things, but frequent driving, sitting, or prolonged standing are common triggers. Sciatica occurs when the nerve roots of the lower lumbar nerves are irritated, which causes distinct lower limb pain. Chiropractic care works to relieve the pressure and irritation on these nerves and thus relieves the pain.

4. Improve Athletic Performance
Every wonder why almost every professional athlete sees a chiropractor? Its not just about pain, it's about maximizing your potential! From improving your golf swing, to improving your posture during that lifting competition, to decreasing your pace per mile running times, chiropractic has you covered. And if by chance you find yourself injured during the training season, chiropractic an help there too. By improving range of motion, taking the stress off of over burdened tissues and breaking up muscle adhesions, many athletes find themselves able to go longer, harder, and recover much quicker than they could before. Don't go it alone, add chiropractic to your team today!

5. Improved Posture
Have you ever heard of text neck? It's modern plague of our society where we spend more time sitting on our phones than we do looking upright. Often posture is an often overlooked aspect of health, especially these days when slouching seems to be the norm. Slouches and slumps can do more damage than just cause aches and pain. Poor posture can lead to lack of precious oxygen in our tissues and therefore underperforming body systems. What does this mean for us? Poor digestion, sleep, and bad moods. Chiropractors will check your posture and gait, two important things to manage in our day to day lives. Regular treatments are helpful to keep our body awareness in tune and make sure we prevent any long-term stress on our frame.

6. Prevention
There is a saying, “you are only as young as your spine.” So much of our quality of life is dependent upon how well our spine and nervous system is functioning. One of the benefits of chiropractic care, maybe the most important of them all, is injury prevention. Regular adjustments help to keep the spine in tip-top shape and manage the little problems that come along the way before they become major issues requiring more invasive medical care. Prevention is the best medicine!

These are just six ways that chiropractic care may be able to help you and set you on the path to health and vitality. There are even more ways that this medicine can promote health and help you to start living a pain-free life!

Are you curious about learning more about chiropractic care or ready to schedule your appointment with the Adirondack Wellness Group? Follow this link to contact us today.