neglecting chiropractic care

Why Neglecting Your Chiropractic Care Can Lead to Long-Term Consequences

Often, a chiropractor visit isn’t considered until you are experiencing severe back pain. However, chiropractic care is meant to be preventative and not only reactive. Here are some reasons why neglecting chiropractic care can lead to long-term consequences. 

Tense Joints and Muscles

One of the most apparent signs of neglecting chiropractic care is tension and joint and muscle pain. Overusing and even sitting at a desk all day will stress your body. You may notice increased neck and spinal pain when you neglect regular chiropractic care. Receiving chiropractic adjustments will help reduce and even eliminate the tension in your body. 

Decreased Immune Function

Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to support your immune system. It stimulates your body’s lymphatic system and lowers stress hormones. When you become stressed, your body’s defenses begin to decrease. This makes you more susceptible to illnesses and pain. Along with a healthy diet and exercise, chiropractic care is a great way to help you keep your immune system functioning at its best. 

Sleep Issues

Life is tough when you can’t seem to get enough sleep. Neglecting regular chiropractic visits may put you on the path to a decrease in your nighttime sleep. This is because your chiropractor helps adjust your spine to support the immune system and reduce tension. This relaxes the body and encourages more restful sleep. 

Sleep is essential in healing the body from the inside out. If you aren’t receiving the proper amount of sleep, your body will not be able to recover properly from the stress of daily life. If you have sleep trouble, consider contacting a chiropractor today to discuss your sleep issues. 

Digestive Problems

Many health issues begin in the gut. To maintain good health, supporting your gut through a healthy diet and environment is essential. Another great way to encourage good gut health is by receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. 

The central nervous system that runs through your spine has many nerves that control your intestinal functions. If you have a spinal misalignment, it may put unnecessary stress on these particular nerves, causing digestive problems. Keeping up with your chiropractic appointments will help you avoid misalignment issues. 

Negative Affect on Mental Clarity and Focus

Regular chiropractic care plays a vital role in maintaining the health of your nervous system, which directly links to cognitive abilities. When chiropractic care is neglected, it can lead to misalignments in the spine, disrupting nerve function and blood flow. This disruption can result in decreased mental clarity, poor concentration, and decreased memory retention. If you find yourself struggling with brain fog or an inability to focus, it might be a sign that your spine health is not being adequately addressed.

One of the lesser-known benefits of chiropractic care is its ability to manage stress. Neglecting chiropractic visits can mean missing out on essential stress-relief techniques that help reduce physical tension and promote mental relaxation. This neglect can lead to heightened stress levels, contributing to anxiety and a negative mood state. As a result, your decision-making skills and overall mental health can be significantly impacted, leading to a cycle of stress and poor mental focus.

The overarching consequence of neglecting chiropractic care is a decline in overall quality of life. A misaligned spine not only causes physical discomfort but also affects your mental and emotional health. You may find daily activities, work, and personal hobbies more challenging due to decreased mental sharpness and increased physical discomfort. Regular chiropractic care is crucial for maintaining a balance between physical health and mental well-being, ensuring you live life to its fullest potential without the constraints of pain and mental fog.

Pregnancy-Related Pain

While discomfort is common in pregnancy, some aches and pains can be avoided with regular spinal adjustments. A growing baby inside the womb causes much change to a woman’s body, especially the hips and spine. Mounting pressure from the baby can cause the spine and hips to become misaligned. This leads to pain and potentially a weakened pelvic floor. 

During pregnancy, your body goes through unique changes. You want someone experienced and capable of assisting with these transitions from round ligament pain to pubic bone pain. Look for a Webster-certified chiropractor to help you as you move through your pregnancy. Chiropractors who are Webster-certified receive hours of prenatal patient-specific instruction. 

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, seeking a chiropractor is an excellent idea. Their personalized care is a holistic approach to healing your body. A wellness-based chiropractor aims to help you heal and live a full life without aches and pains. 

Contact Us

At Better Day Chiropractic, we’re dedicated to serving you throughout your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. We also offer sports, family, and pediatric chiropractic care. If you are located in Charlotte or the surrounding areas, contact us today.

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