The majority of people are aware that chiropractic care can help decrease back pain. However, there are some benefits of visiting your Joplin, MO chiropractor consistently that are less widely known. These advantages may just make your life better and healthier.

Advantages of chiropractic care entail:

  1. It produces natural recovery. Whereas most other treatment solutions involve medications, surgery, or injection therapy; chiropractic care supports your body in repairing itself naturally.
  2. It reduces kid's otitis media. A large number of kids endure frequent ear infections, and are often prescribed antibiotic medications. Some young people have a reduction in otitis media after receiving regular chiropractic care.
  3. It can boost your immunity. Studies show that chiropractic adjustments may trigger a down regulating of pro-inflammatory cytokines and an increase in antibodies linked to the immune response. Additionally, chiropractic can increase the production of leukocytes that support the white blood cells in fending off disease.
  4. It can decrease digestive troubles. If you have a difficult time with digestion, regular chiropractic visits can often ease symptoms.
  5. You sleep better. When you are not bogged down by back or neck pain, your quality of sleep improves, assisting you to feel more focused and full of energy.
  6. It can decrease your blood pressure. If the spine is misaligned, body functions -- like your blood pressure -- aren’t properly maintained, putting you at risk of these types of health issues.
  7. It can enhance your balance. The stronger and healthier your spine is, the easier it is to balance, potentially preventing a accident due to poor balance like a slip and fall.

Enjoy these perks and more when you go to Dr. Lewis in Joplin, MO. Call and make your next appointment now!


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