When the spine is misaligned it can put pressure on nerves that stem from the spinal cord and lead to pain throughout the body. Routine adjustments allow for a healthy flow of nerve communication with the brain and a body that is more stable, flexible and able to perform as it should.
Achieving a pain-free lifestyle through regular chiropractic care is what we specialize in at Midtown Family Wellness. We promote ongoing wellness through a series of chiropractic adjustments that increase spine and joint function, improves the body’s ability to heal itself, and reduces stress on the nervous system.
We use a combination of muscle and tissue work and hands-on adjustments to help your body get stronger, move better, and feel your best. Wellness care builds on the gains from each treatment session, getting you closer to your wellness goals. This is especially helpful after you’ve already made significant progress on your treatment plan to overcome an injury or chronic health condition.
One of the most common reasons people visit a chiropractor is to manage pain. But many don’t know that routine chiropractic adjustments offer a variety of other benefits that can enhance your overall health and well-being.
Improved Immune Function
The spinal column houses the spinal nerves that control thousands of bodily functions, so even the slightest misalignment can affect the way your immune system operates. Chiropractic adjustments can alleviate the compression of the nerves that run from your spinal cord to the rest of your body, and it allows for a healthy communication pathway between your immune system and your body’s cells.
A healthy immune system is essential for fighting bacterial infections and viruses, which are the top causes of pain, joint problems and fatigue. Regular chiropractic visits can help normalize the production of inflammatory mediators, which are the compounds that stimulate the immune response.
A lack of flexibility may lead to injuries and contribute to pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. Chiropractic adjustments can help loosen tight muscles and joints, and when combined with at-home stretching exercises they can restore your full range of motion and help prevent future injuries.
When you first start a treatment plan with your chiropractor in Atlanta, they may ask you to come in on a frequent basis, such as once a week or more, until you are experiencing significant relief and the treatment is helping your pain issues. Once your pain has subsided you will be able to come in less frequently for maintenance adjustments, which are designed to keep your body in good shape and working the way it should. To perform a maintenance adjustment, your chiropractor will apply pressure to the joints and spinal discs to restore proper movement and alignment. You may hear a popping sound during a maintenance adjustment, similar to the sound you’d hear if you cracked your knuckles. This is the release of gas bubbles in the joints that helps your body adjust to its new position.