If you have a spine, which we assume you do, then Chiropractic care is for you! The greatest known SIDE EFFECT of Chiropractic care is pain relief. You read that right; pain relief is actually a side effect of the Chiropractic adjustment whose primary goal is to restore mobility and alignment to the joint. There are actually dozens of benefits to Chiropractic care in addition to pain relief.
The power of the Chiropractic adjustment lies in the proximity of the muscular system (bones) to the nervous system (nerves). Your brain communicates with the rest of your body via nerves. Those nerves branch off the spinal cord and reach their destination through space call foramen. Think of a foramen as a tunnel whose walls consist of the vertebral body above and below. When there is misalignment and decreased movement in the joint, inflammation occurs and invades the foramen. This can cause irritation to the nerve that results in well known syndromes such as sciatica, but this can also result in a decreased ability for the body and the brain to communicate.
The research is clear; Chiropractic care has many benefits for people of every age. Some benefits include: