6 Benefits Of Chiropractic Adjustments (Other Than Pain Relief)

By Dr. Philip Cordova

February 21, 2024


What are some benefits of chiropractic adjustments? Should you go to the chiropractor even if you aren’t in pain? Each year, more than 33 million Americans schedule appointments with chiropractors. While many (if not most) people initially seek chiropractic care for pain relief, the patients that continue to get adjusted for ongoing health and wellness make up a majority in our office.

Even if you’re currently free from neck or back pain, you can still enjoy numerous benefits from chiropractic adjustments. Here’s a closer look at six additional benefits of chiropractic adjustments that you may not have considered:

Improved Mobility & Range Of Motion

Whether you desire enhanced ease of movement, improved joint flexibility, or a proactive approach to prevent achiness as you age, chiropractic adjustments are key. By identifying and addressing body-wide tightness and tension, chiropractors address issues at their root, preventing potential future complications.

Finding subluxations (vertebrae out of place creating pressure on nerves) and then adjusting those subluxations are what creates the benefits of chiropractic adjustments. It’s not just “find a stuck spot and push down real hard,” real chiropractic care is about being specific as to which direction each vertebra needs to move back to its proper alignment.

Better Breathing & Decreased Stress

Regular chiropractic care can positively impact your breathing. Misalignments in the spine, especially in the upper or mid-back, can disrupt nerve signaling and contribute to breathing difficulties. Additionally, misalignments may lead to lung inflammation, hindering optimal breathing.

Proper breathing is linked to emotional control and relaxation. For those dealing with stress or anxiety, chiropractic care aids in improving lung capacity, facilitating breath control, and managing stress through healthier means. Regular adjustments also serve as a powerful self-care routine, contributing to reduced stress levels.

Even our own Dr. Bryen Brown suffered with asthma for most of his life until getting under chiropractic care.

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Increased Energy & Daily Performance

Beyond relaxation, more benefits of chiropractic adjustments include reducing tension and enhancing blood circulation throughout the body. These effects result in improved oxygen and nutrient delivery to the brain, leading to increased energy levels and heightened alertness.

Athletes can benefit significantly from chiropractic care, as it enhances mobility, reduces injury risks, and addresses muscle imbalances. Correcting these imbalances early on facilitates increased energy and force output during sports activities.

When I get a good adjustment, I immediately feel more focused and have an energy boost. This is a common response from patients following their adjustments in our office.

Improved Balance

Chiropractic adjustments help improve everyday balance by addressing spine misalignments and preventing potential issues caused by tightness or inflammation in specific areas of the body. Your nervous system controls everything in your body, including balance.

While some patients experience ongoing balance issues due to leg length discrepancy, we also know that when your spine is moving as designed, you will move and function with more confidence and balance.

Better Posture

Regular chiropractic visits contribute to improved posture by aligning the spine, strengthening muscles, and addressing decreased function. This results in better posture whether stationary or in motion.

Sometimes, your best efforts to sit up straight are being impeded by areas of your spine that are stuck or not moving correctly. By freeing up each spinal joint, you can actually sit up straighter and out of pain. Patients that are misaligned tend to feel like bad posture “feels better,” while well-adjusted patients feel best while in good posture.

Stronger Immune System

Proper chiropractic adjustments can strengthen the immune system by realigning the spine, reducing inflammation, and ensuring optimal nervous system function. Improved blood flow facilitates efficient nutrient delivery and waste removal, contributing to overall health. While research is showing mixed results, my personal and clinical experience is fewer colds and overall good health for those people that get adjusted on a regular basis.

In essence, chiropractic adjustments help the body’s systems function optimally, making it easier to ward off infections and maintain well-being throughout the year.

Dr. Philip Cordova

About the author

Dr. Philip Cordova is a chiropractor in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and decided to become a chiropractor after hurting his back as a teenager and getting help from chiropractic care. He is speaker on health & posture. Click Here To Read His Full Bio

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