When you hear the term “chiropractic care,” what are a few of the first things you think of? 

Pain in your spine and that adjustment you’ve been meaning to schedule? 

How most people don’t know that chiropractic treatment can boost your immune system, relieve headaches, or even improve athletic performance? 

Or perhaps you’ve heard some negative things about going to the chiropractor and have therefore stayed away yourself. 

Whether you’ve been to the chiropractor regularly for years or you just heard of such treatment for the first time yesterday, we think you’ll like today’s blog article! Keep reading if you are interested in learning more about chiropractic care and what we offer here at Major Chiropractic in Wheaton!

What is Chiropractic?

Focusing on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, chiropractic is a medical profession rooted in research-based science. Typically, chiropractic care is utilized to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, and pain in the joints of the legs or arms. 

What is Chiropractic Care?

Doctors of chiropractic, also called chiropractors, invoke a hands-on method of treatment that is drug-free. It’s characterized by the broad diagnostic skills which chiropractors maintain, allowing them to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises as supplemental treatments. 

At the core of chiropractic care, however, is spinal manipulation, also known as “chiropractic adjustment.” This type of treatment aims to restore joint mobility to areas that have become restricted in their movement due to tissue injury. This manipulation not only restores mobility but can relieve pain and muscle tightness as well. In turn, this allows tissues to heal and general wellness to improve. 

The most common chiropractic treatments either include or address the following:

  • Headaches
  • Body pain (back, shoulder, neck, etc.)
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Organ function
  • Bowel function
  • Surgery prevention

The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment

While we will be refraining from listing each and every benefit of chiropractic care that you may experience, we will highlight a few of the most common alongside several little-known benefits. 

  • Immune system support – When your chiropractor places your body into property alignment, your body is able to function properly again. This can strengthen the immune system, as evidenced by a 1975 study by Dr. Ronald Pero. Dr. Pero’s research showed that folks who received regular chiropractic care had an immune system that was a full 200% stronger than those who did not!
  • Relieve headaches – Chiropractic adjustments can help with headaches. From those who experience mild to moderate headaches to people who suffer from chronic headache pain, chiropractic treatment helps realign the natural positioning of the head and its alignment with the spine. 
  • Boost athletic performance – A little-known benefit of chiropractic, regular treatment can actually boost athletic performance by considerable margins in many cases. But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to understand the value of treating sprains and strains to improve healing and recovery timelines. What’s more, chiropractic can be used as a preventative treatment to ward off future injuries, helping with balance, dexterity, mobility, and range of motion. 

Get a Free Consultation at Major Chiropractic

If you are in the Wheaton area and are looking for a local chiropractor you can rely on, look no further than Major Chiropractic. We utilize a whole-body approach designed to promote mobility, muscle recovery, and pain relief. Schedule your free consultation at your convenience!