Many patients of upper cervical and chiropractic care are brought to our office because of an injury or pain in their backs or necks. However, upper cervical chiropractic care provides other health benefits than just pain relief. Although upper cervical corrects misalignments in the top two vertebrae, the effect it has reverberates throughout the whole of the body.
Better Heart Health
A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics revealed that some chiropractic patients have a lower heart rate after receiving an adjustment, even as early as the first one. Chiropractic care works well as supplemental treatment so those with high blood pressure or other heart issues may consider adding upper cervical chiropractic care to their health regime.
Your inner ear is responsible for maintaining your balance. When your spine is out of misalignment, especially at the top of your vertebrae, the head is not properly positioned. Even a slight misalignment can shift where the head sits on your spine. As a result, your inner ear’s interpretation of your surroundings is altered, causing imbalance. A correction to your spine can help to relive this issue and the dizziness or vertigo that commonly follows.
Improved Digestive Health
Your central nervous system controls many things, including your digestion. The nerves that help aid digestion are near the middle and lower back. Pressure from the spine on this region can create disruptions in digestion such as irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities, upset stomach, etc. So, if you are having digestive troubles, stop by our office for some relief.
Reproductive Health Benefits
Trouble conceiving can lie at the fault with issues in the central nervous system. It is the part of your body that controls all functions and communication between the brain and the rest of you. The goal of upper cervical care is to diminish interference within the central nervous system so that it can function properly. Need more convincing? The American Pregnancy Association encourages chiropractic care to relieve fertility issues. In addition, once you do get pregnant, there are many more benefits of continuing your care through the next 40 weeks. Chiropractic care can reduce back pain caused by your pregnancy and even make child birth go a little bit more smoothly.