Seattle Chiropractor – 5 Amazing Benefits of Chiropractic Care

We all know chiropractic care is great for back pain, but did you know about these 5 amazing side benefits?

5 Amazing Benefits of Chiropractic CareTraditionally, patients who seek chiropractic care tend to be those involved in automobile accidents, suffering from severe back pain or having trouble with their necks as a result of whiplash or other types of injuries. A new segment of the population is now being added to this list, however, which includes almost everyone with a cellphone, making chiropractic care a necessity for everyone.

Poor posture and accidents lead to some degree of spinal misalignments, and while many may not realize their spines are out of alignment, the reality is that only time will make the problem more apparent through slow or sudden manifestation of pain, discomfort and eventually organ dysfunction and disease.

The spine plays a very critical part in total wellness, and even the slightest misalignment can cause havoc on the rest of the body. So it only makes sense that correcting the misalignment can restore and improve certain conditions that otherwise people wouldn’t associate with having spinal misalignment.

Many patients undergoing treatment for back pain and poor posture will soon realize that other seemingly unrelated symptoms that they would not associate with their spinal health will begin to improve significantly. Much to their surprise, correcting the source of pain in one area will fix problems in other areas of the body.

The five most significant things chiropractic patients will notice about their health is the following:

1- Heart Palpitations

Heart problems should never be taken lightly or ignored, but its important to note that not all palpitations are a sign of cardiovascular disease. Patients whose heart palpitations were brought on by poor posture and spinal misalignments reported significant decrease or elimination of heart palpitations after getting treated by a corrective care chiropractor.

2- Asthma

Again, this condition warrants several opinions and approaches to control, however given the nervous system plays a huge role in controlling the respiratory system, patients who have undergone corrective chiropractic care have shown significant improvements or elimination of asthma.

3- Acid Reflux

Today more than ever junk food, artificial colors and additives, sweets, caffeine and other triggers contribute to acid reflux or GERD. The interesting thing is that the majority of patients who were once on proton pump inhibitors and antacids seemingly parted ways with their medication after going through corrective chiropractic care.

4- Allergies

So many people are afflicted with some sort of an allergy or another, and while allergies must be taken very seriously, a great deal of patients who once could not spend even a minute outdoors due to pollen and dust allergies somehow became resistant to allergens, and began enjoying the great outdoors once again. The role of a healthy spine has been linked to a stronger immune system, so not only are allergy less common, but corrective chiropractic care patients get sick much less often.

5- Hypertension

High blood pressure can be very dangerous so before thinking all hypertension can be controlled with corrective chiropractic care, please consult with several sources in making a conclusion. The fact is, however, that the nervous system plays a critical role in cardiovascular health as well, and healthy nerve flow can certainly normalize high blood pressure.

A great majority of patients who have successfully completed courses of treatment for back pain, neck pain and migraines have reported astounding results with their seemingly unrelated health conditions and symptoms. For many, heart palpitations, asthma, acid reflux, allergies and hypertension have either been eliminated or reduced significantly to a point that medication is no longer needed.

By no means does this suggest that such conditions are all nerve related. But it may be worth exploring just how important a healthy posture and spine is to the rest of your body, and just how powerful chiropractic care can be in helping control many symptoms that otherwise would warrant unnecessary medication.

Seattle Chiropractor – Football Players Can Improve Their Game with Regular Chiropractic Care

Seattle chiropractor Dr. Justin Favreau can help football players perform at their peak with chiropractic care

Seattle Chiropractor - Sporty Injury and Football Injury ExpertsIf it’s fall, it must be the start of the football season. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a college player, or suiting up for high school ball in Seattle, you’ll be taking some hard knocks over the coming weeks.

Consider chiropractic care to keep you fit, and diminish pain and discomfort, as well as improve mobility, flexibility and strength.

A 2010 study compared two groups of Australian football players. Fifty-seven athletes received conventional medical and management care. Twenty-eight of those also received chiropractic care. The results showed a significant difference among those who received chiropractic care when it came to lower limb injury prevention, lower limb muscle strains and weeks missed due to non-contact knee injuries.

All 32 NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff, as do most college teams. Virginia Tech’s Mike Gentry, assistant athletic director for athletic performance, has given chiropractic credit for keeping his athletes fit. “I see chiropractic as having two functions,” he said in 2012. “It helps our athletes return to competition faster if they have sustained some injuries, and… it keeps our athletes more mobile and flexible and feeling better.”

Football is among the most physically grueling of sports. The hits that occur during the course of play lead to strains, sprains, and serious trauma. They also stress the spine, causing misalignments of the vertebrae that interfere with nerve energy flowing through the spinal cord and out to the limbs, muscles and organs of the body. The body, after all, is a finely balanced system. If the vertebrae are shoved out of place, they react much like a kink in a hose or a car whose wheels are out of alignment. Quite simply, your body can’t function at its peak.

At the Stability Health Center in downtown Seattle, Dr. Justin Favreau uses Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to adjust your body back to health. The goal of CBP – the most scientific, researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique – is to alleviate spinal misalignments and restore spinal health so your body can function properly. Chiropractic can also improve strength, increase range of motion and promote mobility for both professional athletes and weekend warriors.

Dr. Favreau is among a small percentage of dedicated and highly educated chiropractors certified to practice this technique. If you live in Seattle and want to find out whether you’re a candidate for CBP, please make an appointment at Stability Health Center for a free initial consultation.