There are lots of popular forms of alternative therapy, but none that are quite as popular as chiropractic care. Chiropractors are licensed, trained, and experienced professionals whose skill lies in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of issues that affect the bones, muscles, and supportive tissues that make up our musculoskeletal system. What many people don’t realize is that the musculoskeletal system does far more than only enabling us to stand and move around. The spine, which is an integral part of the musculoskeletal system, protects the spinal cord, which is crucial for controlling all of our body systems, from our breathing and movements to the function of our organs.

This means that chiropractic care isn’t just good for a bad back – which is what most people associate it with. In fact, it is good for whole-body health and wellness. Better still, there’s no age limit. This drug-free, non-invasive type of holistic care is suitable for the whole family. Here’s why.

Chiropractic Treatments Will Boost Your Immune System

Our immune system is our first line of defense against the many different diseases that could threaten our health. Whether it’s something as mild as a common cold, or a much more deadly disease such as Covid-19 or pneumonia, our immune system is designed to offer us a certain degree of protection. It does this by automatically recognizing harmful microorganisms and setting off defenses against them. This can reduce our symptoms or prevent us from getting sick whatsoever. The trouble is that this safety net against disease is only as effective as our immune system. If our immune system isn’t functioning properly, it won’t be able to fight diseases as effectively.

The immune system, like all other body systems, is controlled by the central nervous system. Any issues that affect the spine, such as a trapped nerve or misalignment, could have an impact on the effectiveness of your immune system. Ensuring that the spine is properly aligned can support the immune system is functioning optimally, keeping you and your family as safe as possible from illness, regardless of your age.

Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Posture

How much attention do you pay to how you sit, stand, and walk? Many of us take the position of our spine for granted and instead of keeping our back straight and shoulders back, we hunch or slump – especially if we spent long periods of time looking at digital devices or watching television. Poor posture is one of the most common causes of back pain, sciatica, and other issues. Persistently poor posture places undue stress and strain on the joints of the spine, and this can lead to inflammation, irritation of the nerves, and more. Posture correction is one of the most valuable services offered by chiropractors and it can significantly reduce if not prevent many back and neck problems from occurring. Chiropractic appointments to correct posture are particularly valuable for children and teenagers they can help them to develop healthy spine habits that could enable them to avoid back pain and associated issues in the future.

Chiropractic Treatment Is Proven To Have Health Benefits

There are also a variety of health problems that chiropractic treatment has been shown to improve, many of which are especially common in babies and younger children. These include:

  • Colic
  • Ear infections
  • Reflux
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Sciatic pain
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Arthritis
  • Vertigo and balance
  • Pregnancy-related pain

Regular chiropractic sessions are a drug-free, painless and non-invasive way of optimizing the health of your whole family.

Learn more about whole family chiropractic care, contact Peak Performance and Wellness in Davenport, IA at (608) 293-3195 to schedule an appointment.

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