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Most chiropractic patients seek our chiropractic care after they have tried various methods of pain relief. For some reason, visiting a chiropractor seems to be low on the list of options for most people who are experiencing chronic pain or who have had a recent injury. While pain relief something a chiropractor can provide, it is not the only benefit to visiting your local chiropractor’s office. There are a number of ailments that can be corrected and issues that can be prevented by chiropractic care.

Posture Improvement

Many Americans spend the majority of their day sitting at a desk with poor posture. Sitting with a poor posture will, over time, cause your spine to become misaligned. These spinal misalignments can cause chronic pain, and they will also result in you walking hunched over with an improper curve in your neck. Chiropractic care can prevent this poor posture therefore relieving your back pain and allowing you to sit and walk upright.

Stress Relief

It’s no surprise that year after year, Americans are reporting higher levels of stress. About 75% of American adults report experiencing moderate to high levels of stress, and over half of that population reported their stress levels rising within the last year. The first thing many people turn to is some sort of medication to lower stress levels. What most people don’t know is that chiropractic care has been proven to lower stress levels. Any misalignments in your skeletal or nervous systems can cause physical and mental stress on your body. With proper alignment your body will not be nearly as tense and you will notice you are able to handle external stress factors better than you could in the past.

Sleep Quality

One of leading factors contributing to sleep problems in most studies is physical pain. Many Americans find themselves tossing and turning to get comfortable, but can never quite get to a place at night where they are pain free. Once they fall asleep, they are often awoken by aches and pains that disrupt their sleep each night. Chiropractic care has been shown to relieve this nighttime pain allowing people to get quality sleep and feel rested when they start a new day. Getting the right amount of quality sleep has shown to improve healthy brain function, emotional well-being, and physical health.

There are many factors that can contribute to the previously mentioned physical and mental ailments. Chiropractic care has been shown to provide relief for these issues as well as providing a number of other benefits. Consider visiting a chiropractor when you are weighing your treatment options in the future.