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HEALTH: Chiropractic

Updated: May 18, 2023


The spine is an essential part of the human body, providing mobility, support, and protection to the central nervous system. Despite this, many people tend to neglect the importance of taking care of their spine. Visiting a chiropractor for a spinal check-up, however, is an essential step to ensure our general well-being.


Chiropractic care, a non-invasive approach to healthcare, emphasizes the importance of a properly aligned spine to enable healing and prevent disease. Through spinal adjustments, chiropractors restore the normal functioning of the spine, allowing for more optimal function of the rest of the body.


One of the main benefits of chiropractic adjustments is the release of endorphins. These are the body's natural painkillers that help to reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness, leading to a better quality of life. The manual manipulation of the spine, which is what chiropractic care is centered around, helps to reduce muscle tension and improves circulation, allowing for optimal organ function.


Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments provide significant relief to those suffering from conditions such as lower back pain, headaches, and neck pain. In one particular study, people exhibited reduced levels of cytokines, a type of inflammation marker that can lead to chronic diseases, after they underwent chiropractic adjustments.


The immune system is also strengthened through chiropractic adjustments. Stress, anxiety, and trauma are culprits that affect the functioning of the immune system by suppressing it, leading to sickness and diseases. Chiropractic adjustments help to alleviate stress and anxiety, allowing the immune system to function optimally.


The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, once said, "Look first to the spine, for the cause of disease." This statement underscores the importance of a healthy spine when it comes to overall wellness. Through chiropractic care, experts can locate and address any misalignments, allowing for the body's natural healing powers to take over.


In conclusion, maintaining a healthy, properly aligned spine through regular chiropractic adjustments is an essential step towards achieving overall wellness. The benefits of chiropractic care are scientifically proven and are included in various medical guidelines. By alleviating pain, improving immune function, and boosting overall health, chiropractic adjustments make for a worthwhile investment in our well-being.


If you are considering Chiropractic care, please feel free to message us. Will is a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Licensed Chiropractic Physician in the state of Ohio.


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Teodorczyk-Injeyan, J. A., McGregor, M., Ruegg, R., & Injeyan, H. S. (2010). Interleukin 2-regulated in vitro antibody production following a single spinal manipulative treatment in normal subjects. Chiropractic & manual therapies, 18(1), 26.

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