Appreciating the Long-Term Effects of Chiropractic Care

Woman experiencing the long-term effects of chiropractic care.

Routine chiropractic care can help provide the necessary foundation for your body’s overall health and well-being. Most people are aware that chiropractic care provides pain relief and helps restore mobility, but it also provides an abundance of other benefits. While some of these benefits can be obtained with general chiropractic care, seeing a chiropractor that specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) can introduce you to even greater health benefits. These chiropractors go above and beyond what is expected of a conventional chiropractic adjustment to ensure the results you achieve are long-lasting. 

In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the long-term effects of chiropractic care you can notice with CBP treatment. 

What is Chiropractic BioPhysics®?

The focus on sustainable results through spinal alignment is what sets Chiropractic BioPhysics® apart from general chiropractic care, as the CBP technique aims to restore posture and the natural curvature of the spine to an optimal state. CBP focuses on stretching, strengthening, and creating new postural habits by using chiropractic adjustments, targeted postural exercises, and spinal traction, making it one of the most scientifically proven and supported treatment options available for physical therapy and chiropractic care. By correcting misalignments that can cause excessive pain, CBP tackles the root cause of the problem and prevents future exacerbations. This comprehensive and rigorously tested approach is based on a proven protocol that helps providers understand an individual’s health issues from the inside out and works to encourage the body’s healing abilities.

Long-Term Effects of Chiropractic Care with Chiropractic BioPhysics®

Chiropractic BioPhysics® can help restore your health throughout your body.

While there are many positive effects of chiropractic care with regularly scheduled chiropractic appointments, the following are a few of the standout health benefits that can come from working with CBP providers specifically. 

Increased Brain Function

The brain uses a fair amount of the body’s overall energy to maintain balance, think, and regulate homeostasis. Spinal misalignments not only impede blood flow to the brain but also shift how the brain uses energy. One study shows that loss of normal neck curvature can reduce the speed of your brain’s function by 20-30%. When misalignment is present, the brain is slower, and it wastes more energy trying to  balance an imbalanced body, so there is less available energy to expend on optimizing the body’s functions and physical performance. By correcting spinal misalignments, CBP can help restore proper blood flow to the brain and speed up neural function. This combination of  better fluid dynamics and conduction to and from the brain results in improved coordination and physical performance, better concentration and productivity, and improved brain health.  

Better Organ Function

Spinal nerves serve as the direct line of communication to and from the other eight organ systems of the body. Spinal misalignment places more tension and stress onto the spinal cord and nerves, causing these vital nerves to malfunction and essentially slowing the signal from your brain to other systems, such as the cardiovascular, endocrine, and digestive systems, in your body. All of these systems run autonomically, or without conscious thought, and the reduced nerve function can show up as symptoms such as constipation, low energy, decreased cognitive function, and high blood pressure. Spinal misalignment can also cause physical changes in organs. For instance, hunching, also known as hyperkyphosis, increases internal pressure on organs like the lungs and stomach, reducing lung capacity and disrupting breathing as well as contributing to acid reflux or GERD by squeezing the stomach. Realigning the spine with CBP treatment is currently the only available chiropractic and physical therapy method that is proven to increase nerve function and restore balanced internal pressure throughout the body. 

Enhanced Sleep and Energy Levels

When the spine is misaligned, a person can have trouble falling asleep because spinal misalignments trigger the body’s fight-or-flight mechanism, also known as the sympathetic nervous system. For example, decreased neck curvature (forward head posture) and increased thoracic curvature (hunching) are both correlated with an increase in sympathetic activity. The part of the autonomic nervous system, the parasympathetic, which controls rest, regeneration, and digestion, is inhibited when the fight-or-flight mechanism is turned on, making it harder to relax and sleep. These misalignments can also be exhausting due to constant neck or back pain, muscle stiffness, and headaches. Seeing a CBP practitioner to eliminate these misalignments will not only relax the nervous system for better sleep but can also help you feel more revitalized by alleviating the physical symptoms. This pain relief, along with increased sleep, can help your daily energy levels rise. 

Improved Healing

If your body isn’t aligned and properly functioning, your immune system will also be affected; delayed immune system responses lead to slow recovery times and make you more susceptible to illness and injury. Seeing a CBP chiropractor to restore your spine to its natural position will allow your nervous system to work as it should and give you stronger immune function. This type of treatment also improves blood and lymphatic flow to grant you faster healing potential for injuries and symptoms from chronic problems. Proper alignment also provides better biomechanics to help your body prevent future injuries, meaning it allows your body to move as it should, making it less prone to stress injuries that could become more prominent with misalignment and reduced mobility. Regular chiropractic treatment ensures that your body functions optimally by maintaining balance and proper posture.

Gaining Long-Term Health Benefits with PostureWorks

Although CBP treatment can be very beneficial for long-term health, there are only a handful of CBP practitioners throughout the U.S. Luckily, the doctors at PostureWorks are included in this exclusive group of physicians. Not only do we work to treat initial pain and correct any misalignments, but we also continue working with you to provide you with the long-term effects of corrective chiropractic care and more. We focus on the long-term by working to improve your posture habits and monitoring your spinal alignment to create lasting results. Schedule an appointment today to get you one step closer to better health.

Chiropractic BioPhysics®, or CBP, is a deeply researched and results-oriented corrective care technique. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health and optimal function while eliminating the source of pain and circulatory and nervous dysfunction. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is conservative, painless, and non-invasive. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or to learn more about the long-term effects of chiropractic care.

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