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Ready for wellness? 4 unexpected benefits of chiropractic care

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(BPT) - A popular misconception about chiropractic care is that it's only for people with back pain. However, chiropractic treatment has the potential to treat various physical ailments. Whether you're an athlete who needs help with sports recovery, a professional suffering from tech neck, or simply dealing with everyday aches and pains, you may benefit from chiropractic care.

Since 1999, The Joint Chiropractic has strived to improve people's quality of life through routine, affordable chiropractic care. In honor of its 25th anniversary, The Joint offers the top four ways you could benefit from regular chiropractic treatment.

1. Pain relief

The most obvious benefit of chiropractic care is that it may help alleviate pain and discomfort. First, a licensed chiropractor will work with you to identify the source of your pain. Once they find the root cause, they can use various adjustment techniques to align your spine, eliminate joint restrictions and alleviate pressure on the nerves and other tissues.

Beyond back pain, spinal adjustments can help with:

  • Joint discomfort
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic injuries
  • Stress and tension disorders
  • Neck, upper and lower back, shoulder and elbow, as well as knee, foot and ankle pain

2. Improved nervous system communication

Your body is a living communication system. The brain sends electrical impulses down the spinal cord through miles of nerves that connect to every cell, system, structure and organ in the body. Those cells, systems, structures and organs send electrical impulses back to the brain so it can respond accordingly.

Just like with technological communication, structural issues in your body — like restricted range of motion in the spinal joints — can cause signal interference in your nervous system. When a joint is stuck or not moving properly, the ligaments and tissues within the joint, the muscles that attach, and the nerves that exit that area of the spine can be negatively affected.

To keep your body's nervous system in tip-top shape, schedule regular chiropractic treatments. A consistent chiropractic routine can help unblock your joints, improving communication between your brain, nerves and body. Better communication promotes better function, which can lead to improved health and life experience.

3. Enhanced recovery

Another benefit of improving your nervous system through chiropractic care is the potential to increase rates of healing. Your nervous system controls how quickly your body recovers from infections, diseases and injuries. Consistent chiropractic treatment may improve the brain and body's communication, improving function and performance.

Because chiropractic care can speed healing and recovery, many athletes and sports programs use chiropractic treatments to improve performance. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Association, about 80% of professional and Olympic-class athletes use chiropractic care to increase performance and reduce the risk of injury. That's why The Joint supports various collegiate and professional sports teams across the country through partnerships, thus furthering the connection between chiropractic care, athletics and physical fitness.

4. Increased relaxation

When your body is misaligned, it has to work harder to maintain a consistent state, causing a strain on your sympathetic nervous system. This system governs your fight, flight or freeze instincts, activated in high-stress or dangerous situations. Your body is not made to remain in this state constantly because it makes it more difficult to stay calm or relax.

Unfortunately, spinal misalignment and stiff joints can cause your sympathetic nervous system to activate even when you're not in danger. You may be able to shift your body out of this state through chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments can take pressure off the nervous system, signaling to your body that you're not in danger and can relax.

A different kind of chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is more than just a solution for back pain. It's key to a healthy lifestyle. However, many face financial or logistical barriers when looking for a chiropractor. That's why for the past 25 years, The Joint Chiropractic has made quality chiropractic care accessible.

With over 900 locations nationwide, The Joint is the nation's largest provider of chiropractic care, serving more than 13 million patients a year. The company continues to expand its clinic network across the U.S., ensuring that quality chiropractic care is readily accessible to diverse communities.

What makes The Joint different from other chiropractic models? The company is known for its convenient retail setting and concierge-style services, including no appointments, no insurance hassles, affordable chiropractic care and accommodating hours of operation, including evenings and weekends.

"We are rounding the corner to our 1,000th clinic milestone, making 2024 a banner year for The Joint Chiropractic," said Peter D. Holt, president and CEO of The Joint Corp. "This 25-year journey is a testament to our commitment to shaping a future where quality chiropractic care is within reach for everyone."

Take charge of your wellness. For information on The Joint Chiropractic or to find one of our chiropractors near you, visit TheJoint.com. To learn more about your first visit, go to TheJoint.com/What-to-Expect.