Chiropractors have built a reputation for successfully treating common problems like back pain and sports injuries. However, chiropractic care can actually be used to help many other types of conditions as well.
The clients visiting a chiropractor in Ealing are often surprised to discover the unexpected medical ailments that can be helped with chiropractic care. In this post, I’ll share some of the more unexpected medical ailments that we treat. This post will give you a greater appreciation of the help that can be provided through chiropractic care.
Are you interested in learning more about the conditions we can treat? Call The Spine & Joint Centre today on 020 8900 9004 or email us via email@example.com. We are a leading chiropractor in Ealing, helping hundreds of patients each year.
#1 – Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are two of the most common mental health disorders in the United Kingdom. Statistics published by the Mental Health Foundation show that 74% of UK residents have felt so stressed at some point in the past year, that they felt unable to cope. Anxiety is also very common with about 6.6% of the population experiencing generalised anxiety order each week in England.
Stress is the body’s natural response to a perceived threat. When faced with danger, the body stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and triggers a series of biological processes. These changes are the body’s way of helping us stay alive.
Some of the changes include a faster heart rate, more intense mental focus, faster breathing, and more glucose being released into the blood stream for additional energy.
However, when your stress response is constantly being triggered by day-to-day events like being stuck in traffic or being under pressure at work, it can negatively impact your health. Chronic stress can lead to insomnia, weight gain, muscle tension, diabetes, poor digestion, muscle tissue damage, infertility, and feelings of anxiety.
Chiropractic care can improve the health of the spine and central nervous system, alleviating the effects of stress and anxiety. Most patients find it easier to manage their stress and anxiety after a few treatments with a chiropractor in Ealing. Other ways a chiropractor can help you deal with stress and anxiety include:
- Relieving stress-related muscle tension
- Providing advice on the best foods and nutritional supplements to take for overcoming stress and anxiety
- Recommending various relaxation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety
- Performing adjustments to which reduce spinal nerve irritation and improve circulation. The adjustments can help to deactivate your fight or flight response
#2 – Migraines and Tension Headaches
It’s normal to experience a headache every now and then. However, if you often suffer from severe migraines and tension headaches, it may be a sign that something is wrong with your health.
A common cause of migraines and tension headaches is tension in the neck and shoulders. Chiropractic care can be used to resolve this issue by ensuring the joints are aligned and that the muscles aren’t overly tense.
The effectiveness of chiropractic care for treating headaches has been confirmed in a clinical trial performed by Macquarie University. The researchers found that 72% of migraine sufferers saw a “substantial” or “noticeable” reduction in the severity of their condition after several chiropractic sessions.
In addition to relieving tension in the shoulders and neck using joint adjustments, a chiropractor can:
- Help you reduce the severity of headaches with advice on useful nutritional and lifestyle changes
- Provide advice on posture, exercise, and ergonomics to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and tension headaches
There are many causes of headaches and our chiropractor at The Spine & Joint Centre will be able to determine if chiropractic treatment is appropriate or not for the cause of your headaches.
#3 – Weak Immune System
Most people don’t realise how closely linked the immune system is with the nervous and endocrine systems. They actually share tiny messaging molecules, which help the body remain healthy.
One of those messaging molecules is IL-2, which is present in both the nervous system and immune system. It’s presence in both systems means that a problem with the nervous system may affect how well the immune system responds when a foreign pathogen is detected.
The link between these systems means that a misalignment of the spine which causes irritation of nerve pathways could also affect the immune system. It also means that a chiropractic adjustment could do much more than improving the health of your back — it may also bolster your nervous system and immune system.
#4 – Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition that causes chronic pain, tenderness, and muscle stiffness in several parts of the body. Some patients also report fatigue, insomnia and changes to their mood.
Several studies indicate that chiropractic care can reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia and greatly improve a sufferer’s quality of life. Chiropractic does so by:
- Improving the condition of the nervous system which increase a patient’s chance of recovery
- Treating specific pressure points on the back, neck, shoulder, and other locations to reduce pain
- Perform spinal adjustments to further reduce pain levels
If you are in pain or discomfort, Chiropractic treatment may be the answer for you. To book ans appointment with one of Ealing chiropractors, call The Spine & Joint Centre, a leading chiropractor in Ealing, on 020 8900 9004 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.