When you think of chiropractic you most likely think about pain relief, but did you know that there are some distinct benefits to long-term chiropractic care? Even after the pain subsides you can still enjoy some great health advantages that you probably never even considered.

And these five top our list.

Stronger Immune System

Subluxations, or misalignments in the spine, can interfere with how your nervous system receives and sends messages throughout your body. This impacts how your body as a whole functions, especially your organs, including your heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys. When your body isn’t functioning as it should, neither is your immune system. When your body is in alignment and balanced, your nervous system can work as it should, and you will enjoy stronger immunity against diseases and better health.

Better Balance

When your spine is out of alignment it can throw off your balance. Even slight subluxations can cause a problem. This is especially important if you are older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four adults, age 65 and older, fall each year. One out of five falls causes serious injury including broken bones or head injury. Regular chiropractic care can help improve your balance, thus reducing your risk of falls as you get older.

Increased Lung Capacity

When you think about chiropractic, lung capacity is probably not something that immediately comes to mind, but a growing body of scientific evidence shows that regular chiropractic care increases a person’s lung capacity. This can, in turn, help lower your risk of stroke, heart attack, and other serious cardiovascular issues. Patients who see their chiropractor regularly are likely to experience improved lung volume, so make that appointment so you can breathe a little easier.

Less Prone to Injury

A body that is in proper alignment functions better. It’s just that simple. This means that it has better balance and is stronger which translates to a body that is less prone to serious injury. Regular, long-term chiropractic care keeps your body tuned up and balanced, so it functions at an optimal level. Then, your body can get the most out of your workouts. Additionally, chiropractic helps keep you flexible and improves your range of motion. This is also a very important factor in decreasing your likelihood of being injured during exercise or regular activity.

Improved Mobility and Flexibility

Seeing your chiropractor regularly will help keep your body flexible which can help keep you more mobile. This is particularly true if you sit at a desk all day. Chiropractic care helps you keep your body aligned and everything moving as it should. If you have osteoarthritis or tension headaches chiropractic can provide relief while loosening those joints and muscles so that you can move easier and without pain.

Long term chiropractic care offers many benefits beyond pain management. If you’re not sure what advantages you can enjoy with long term chiropractic care, give us a call.

At Pure Wellness Chiropractic, we see patients every day for long-term and short-term care. Our caring, knowledgeable staff is ready to answer your questions so call today or schedule your consultation online. You’ll be so glad you did!