You may be taking medications or preparing to undergo surgery to solve a health issue. What you might not know is your chiropractor can help many of your problems without pills or surgery. Read on to learn which ailments your chiropractor can prevent in the future. You’ll be done with medication in no time.

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Chiropractic Massage Can Reduce Stress

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“Massage is being increasingly used by people suffering from pain, mostly to manage chronic back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow. This treatment also can reduce the presence of substances that may generate and sustain pain. Available data suggest that massage therapy, like chiropractic manipulations, holds considerable promise for managing back pain.” Read more here.

Chiropractic Massage Can Reduce Anxiety and Depression

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“A review of more than a dozen massage studies conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine concludes that massage therapy relieves depression and anxiety by affecting the body’s biochemistry. In a series of studies including about 500 men, women, and children with depression or stress problems, researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in participants before and immediately after massage and found that the therapy lowered levels by up to 53%. (Cortisol can drive up blood pressure and blood sugar levels and suppress the immune system.) Massage also increased serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.” See more.

Chiropractic Treatment Prevents Heart Attacks and Lowers Blood Pressure

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“Research indicates that regular chiropractic adjustments may prevent heart attacks, lower blood pressure, reduce heart rate, relieve chest pain and support the cardiovascular system, according to the Palmer Chiropractic College. Studies at the College investigated the effects of chiropractic treatment on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems in reference to an analysis of heart rate variability. Findings indicated that chiropractic adjustments do reduce pain and lower participant’s mean heart rate.” Learn more.

Chiropractic Can Treat Headaches

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“Research shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.” Find out more here.

Chiropractic Care Allows Optimal Health

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“Chiropractic care optimizes joint movement, delays or prevents wear and tear (arthritis), and makes injury less likely. Additional health and wellness benefits are made through affects on the nervous system. The nervous system controls all function and communication in our body. Chiropractic care removes interference from the nervous system allowing optimal function and hence optimal health.” Read on here.

If you’re in pain, anxious or have any other health related conditions, call my office! I can assist you with your ailments.