Chiropractic Care: More Than Just An Adjustment

When you think of a visit to the chiropractor, you may assume that their primary purpose is to fix a misplaced rib, kinked neck, or back pain. Chiropractors can offer much more than that. While they are trained to reset bones, they can improve your health and well being in so many other ways. Below is a breakdown of the added benefits a visit to the chiropractor can bring you.

Digestive Health

The health and function of your digestive system are linked to the nervous system through nerves that connect to your thoracic and lumbar region, that is, the sacral parasympathetic nerve fibers and the large vagus nerve. The sacral parasympathetic nerve and the thoracic and lumbar region of the spine support and promote digestive speed while the vagus nerve connects to all the digestive organs. When these nerves are inflamed, pinched or otherwise compromised your digestive system can begin to malfunction or shut down entirely.

Chiropractors can realign the spine to improve nerve health. If you are suffering from any the following ailments, consider visiting a chiropractor to back and neck adjustments:

  • Constant or extreme heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Irregular bowel movements


A great night's sleep does so much for the body, both mentally and physically. If your sleep has been lacking for reasons unknown to you, a chiropractor may be the solution to your sleep issues. Adjustments help promote blood flow, correct subluxation and realign parts of the spine that may be interfering with your nervous system. When the nervous system is able to communicate with the brain, your body will know when and how to relax so you can enjoy a restful night's sleep.

Joint Health

Like the nerves in the spine, your joints can negatively affect the nervous system. When the nervous system isn't communicating properly to the brain, you can experience a variety of health problems. Keeping your joints healthy is just as important as keeping your spine healthy. Factors that can contribute to joint malfunction are:

  • Overuse
  • Diet
  • Trauma
  • Posture
  • Stress

If you have achy or painful joints, a chiropractor can examine them along with your health history to determine the best course of action. With the right adjustments, they can realign and and restore your joint health.

Chiropractic care is much more than just an adjustment. If you are experiencing issues with your digestive health, interrupted or restless sleep, or joint pain, contact a chiropractor today. They can assess your individual issues and adjust your body accordingly.