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Health Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustment

Do you have nagging headaches or back and neck pain that rest won’t fix? Have you had a recent accident and ever since your back or neck has ached? Chiropractic adjustment could be the solution to reducing your pain.

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Many people don’t realize the health benefits of chiropractic adjustment stretch beyond the back and the neck. The pain you are feeling could be coming from an area that you don’t realize is causing you problems. Arizona Health Pros serving the Phoenix area operates under this philosophy and knows hip, knee or shoulder pain could be due to a misalignment of the spine. Diet, stress and exercise can all contribute to back problems and chiropractic adjustment can help soothe the pain or adjust the body to its proper position.

The following video is an excellent illustration of how people suffer from physical pain but don’t know the cause.

The medical field is divided into many categories. Some doctors operate, while others treat patients with drugs. Chiropractors practice a more holistic method. There’s been much research and media stories detailing the benefits of chiropractic adjustment as it relates to improving back pain. But I bet you didn’t know that chiropractors can play a healing role in relation to other health conditions. Chiropractic care can help improve the pain associated with:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ear infections
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Neuropathy

Primarily chiropractic adjustment is a noninvasive approach to enable the body to heal itself. Because the nervous system controls the body chiropractic adjustment focuses on aligning the spine properly. Arizona Health Pros Phoenix specialists are professionally trained to find the source of your ailment.

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Coping with headaches

Patients who describe headaches as behind the eyes or say there is a sensation like a squeezing band around the head are often feeling pain associated with the spine. Specifically headaches can be caused by pressure on the bones in the upper back and neck. The headache pain can last for short periods of time or for days. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments works well if the tension headache stems from the neck pressure.

These types of headaches can also occur in someone who has suffered a whiplash type injury which has resulted in muscle damage in the neck area.

Battling Rheumatoid Arthritis

In the past patients with rheumatoid arthritis were told that bed rest and drug therapy were the best approach to dealing with the condition that was mostly viewed as only afflicting the elderly.

Research now shows changes in exercise and diet can help patients overcome or cope with the condition that afflicts younger people as well. Chiropractors are designing exercise routines to improve a patient’s range of motion, flexibility and endurance. The exercises will also be intended to build up muscle tone and strength.

Stronger muscles should make the patient’s joints and range of motion more flexible and hence relieve pain.

Relieving Ear Infections

Chronic ear infections can be debilitating for patients especially children.  The reasons for the infection vary, but one common theory is that the nerves “controlling the gut and brain are intricately connected to each other and are quite sensitive to neurological insult caused by vertebral subluxations,” said a report examining research in New York. The study showed that after several chiropractic adjustments children, who suffered chronic ear infections, went six months without an infection.

The research showed that chiropractic adjustment in the neck helps the ears drain fluid without creating a buildup. Once the child is infection free for several months, the child’s immune system gets stronger so the child is better able to fight the infection.

Minimize Scoliosis Pain

Five to seven million people are afflicted with scoliosis, a condition resulting in the curvature of the spine. While most cases of scoliosis are treated with surgery, patients can get pain relief from the condition with chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic adjustments are especially helpful during episodes of short-term pain. While Chiropractic care cannot reverse the condition a study of chiropractic adjustment and exercise at two clinics in Michigan showed in pain, spine angle and disability two years after receiving treatment.

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Decrease Sciatica Pain

Sciatica pain is associated with the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back to the lower leg through the buttock. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and controls the muscles of the lower back, buttocks and the back of each leg.

Clinical trials showed that chiropractic adjustments helped relieve sciatica pain for 72 percent of patients, according to a study published in the European Spine Journal. A study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine Research also found that after chiropractic adjustment of the spine patients were less likely to have lower leg-related back pain after 12 weeks of treatment.

Living With High Blood Pressure

Most people suffering from hypertension take medication to control their conditions. The purpose of blood pressure medication is to lower blood pressure to normal levels.

One study published in the Human Journal of Hypertension showed that one upper body chiropractic adjustment had the same effect as taking a blood pressure lowering drug. The blood pressure lowering outcome lasted six months.

The studies concluded that the body’s ability to regulate its blood pressure improves when vertebrate subluxations are removed.

Improve Quality of Life While Fighting Cancer

Chiropractic adjustment can also benefit cancer patients. While an oncologist provides treatment for the cancer diagnosis, a study published by Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that regular chiropractic adjustment can help improve a patient’s quality of life by using noninvasive and non-pharmaceutical options for decreasing pain.

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Coping With Neuropathy

The term Neuropathy covers a wide area, although essentially it is the loss of sensation in hands and feet.  Often fingers and toes will tingle or be numb.

Many health conditions contribute to neuropathy including diabetes, a B12 deficiency, chemotherapy or HIV drugs can cause this effect as do some poisons and cancers. Excessive alcohol consumption, chronic kidney and liver diseases, injuries and infections can also be responsible for the condition.

Treatments for neuropathy vary but when nerves are compressed or trapped chiropractic adjustment can help relieve suffering. Correction of the postural misalignment can be readjusted by the chiropractor.

If you think you are in pain and suffering from one of these conditions and you’re based in Phoenix, AZ or a nearby town or city, see what Arizona Health Pros can do for you. Call 623-776-225 to make an appointment or email us using the contact form on the Contact Us page.

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