The Top 5 Long Term Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Dec 20, 2021

While many of us visit the chiropractor to reduce pain or rehabilitate an injury, we don’t often reflect on the long-term benefits that chiropractic care can offer. In addition to treating common injuries and conditions, your chiropractor can also support and enhance your general wellbeing and overall health. Read on as we explore 5 long-term benefits of your chiro appointments.

This blog explores the top 5 long term benefits of chiropractic care and how they can improve your quality of life. For further information or to book a chiropractic appointment, contact our team at Atlas Chiropractic Body Clinic today.

My Pain is Gone— Why Should I Keep Going to the Chiropractor?

While you may have initially made that first appointment because of low back pain, headaches, or another condition, regular chiropractic care can contribute to additional health benefits. As chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, your chiropractor will assess your condition’s impacts on the entirety of your body in addition to the affected area. The effects can flow on through the body, leading to long term benefits such as:


  1. Increased Flexibility

For the many of us who sit at a desk all day, flexibility isn’t something you think about often. You only notice your decreased flexibility when you need to reach for something that’s fallen behind the couch, or bend over to pick something up. Regular chiropractic care helps to loosen joints and muscles so that your flexibility and overall mobility increases. Over time, you may find you can move easier and with less pain than before.


  1. Improved Posture

Again, all-day desk sitters are prone to issues with posture, but incorrect posture can affect anybody. Sitting for too long, too often can damage your spine which you then compensate for by sitting or standing differently throughout the day. In turn, this can lead to chronic problems such as carpel tunnel, sciatica, and pain in the back, neck, or shoulders. A chiropractor can help you achieve what’s called a ‘neutral spine’, which will then assist with pain and injuries caused by postural issues.


  1. Prevention

Prevention is key! Regular chiropractic care will allow you to strengthen the affected area, which over time will help to prevent injuries occurring. Chiropractors can also often identify conditions that affect the spine and soft tissue before you even notice them yourself. They can then start a preventative, individualised treatment plan to alleviate pressure before it can affect your daily life and functioning.


  1. Increased Lung Capacity

Science has proven that regular chiropractic care can increase a person’s lung capacity. A study following a 53 year old man with a 20 year history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease showed that after 14 months of regular chiropractic care, the amount of air he could exhale in a singular breath increased. Even for people without issues with their lungs can benefit from increased lung volume, as lower lung volumes are associated with cardiovascular problems and increased chance of heart attack and stroke.


  1. Improved Immune System

Spine misalignment can affect much more than the way you feel and move. The spinal cord sends information to the nervous system. When there’s a miscommunication or other issue that disrupts these messages, you can experience pain which then increases stress, which in turn weakens the immune system. Studies have shown correct spine alignment can possibly increase your immune system by 200%, assisting you to fight off illnesses.


Ready to Feel Your Best?

Whether you’re experiencing pain and discomfort or looking for a way to assist with preventing these issues, we hope this article has been helpful for you. At Atlas Chiropractic Body Clinic we offer chiropractic treatments across our two clinics in Northcote and Fitzroy North, providing quality care to residents in Abbortsford, Thornbury, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Brunswick, Coburg, Ivanhoe, Clifton Hill, Preston, Heidelburg, Bulleen, Collingwood, Rosanna, North Melbourne, Richmond, Kew, and surrounding suburbs.

To get started on your chiropractic journey and start feeling those long term benefits, book an appointment with one of our experienced team members today!