Chiropractic is relatively new in Singapore as compared to other types of alternative healthcare. There has been a clear upward trend in recognition though, with more people having heard of Chiropractic. That is not a surprise with our modern day technology that allows speedy access to the internet on a smart phone. A quick search on “pain” will likely have Chiropractic as a potential solution to that problem.
Chiropractic is commonly thought of to help relief back pain and/or neck pain. But thinking of Chiropractic as pain relief is but skimming the surface of what it really is. Today, we want to peel that surface and look beneath to see what are some of the real benefits that Chiropractic can provide.
1. Goodbye, Pain!
Yes, Chiropractic will help you deal with the pain you are experiencing.
Chiropractic has a long track record in providing pain-relief for people who are struggling with
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Bad posture
- Slipped disc
- Headaches or migraine
- Tiredness or fatigue
And it is no surprise that if you are dealing with pain, it will affect the quality of your life. You may not be able to be as productive at work as you want to be. You may not be able to enjoy that early morning jog anymore. You may find yourself blowing your fuse much faster at the slightest of a trigger. You may want to crawl back into bed at every opportunity and see that affect your relationship with your loved ones.
And again, yes, Chiropractic is an all-natural approach that will help you relieve your body of the pain and get you closer towards your optimal self. With pain reduction, your quality of life will improve.
2. Hello, Good Posture!
Chiropractors specialise in the spine and nervous system. And your spine has two critical functions, which are to provide strength and stability to the structure of your body and to protect your nervous system. This is why your spine has to be properly aligned. And your posture serves as a mirror to what that alignment may be, which of course, can only be determined through a proper assessment done by your Chiropractor.
Your body goes through many physical stresses throughout your lifetime, including the moment of birth. And regardless of how much we try to “fix” our postures in our daily lives, the accumulation of hours in front of a computer or desk, looking down at your smart devices, walking in uncomfortable shoes, sleeping in an odd position, can all stress your spine to misalign over a long time.
And a physical problem requires a physical solution. Chiropractic adjustments improve alignment, enhance movement and aid in the health of your nervous system. As your misalignment is addressed, you may see it manifest in your posture too!
3. Get Healthy, Really Healthy
Again, Chiropractors specialise in the spine and nervous system. Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord, and your nerves. Your nerves branch out like small wires from your spinal cord, which is then protected by your spine. If there is a misalignment of your spine, it will irritate the spinal cord and in turn your nerves and will decrease your nerve flow. Ultimately, this will lead to a decrease in function of whichever organ(s) that nerve(s) flows to.
And the problem is that it may take you years to feel this manifested as pain from your body. It may unveil itself as a minor problem, but could also be a major health breakdown. It usually starts with a nudge, and then eventually screams for your attention if you ignore it.
The thing is, being pain-free does not equal being healthy. Through Chiropractic Care, you can effectively address nerve interference, allowing one less thing from getting in the way of functioning at your optimal self. Get to the root of what is causing you pain, and aim not to reduce that pain you are feeling, but to truly live a healthy life.
4. Prevention is Better Than Cure
As the old saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure.” Chiropractic is not just pain-relief, but it is a natural holistic approach that seeks to understand the root cause of your pain, so as to prevent further injury or misalignment and ultimately aid you in optimising your health at all stages of your life.
As we spoke of above, in most cases, the initial stage of spinal misalignment is silent. And the complexities of modern day life have opened up multiple avenues of physical and psychological stress that burden upon us.
Just as you brush your teeth to keep them healthy, just as you take your car in for regular check-ups, the most used machinery of your body, your spine needs to be checked and well maintained so it can perform its key functions of providing you strength and stability and keeping your nervous system healthy.
5. Live Your Optimal Life
Your nervous system also controls your ability to integrate and manage your stress as well as your rest and recovery cycles. Chiropractic adjustments are focused on the motion and alignment of your spine and has a positive effect on your nervous system.
Aside from the instant relief of pain after being adjusted, many of our practice members also report that the pain-relief causes a ripple effect, where they experience less stress generally and improved sleep.
This boost of energy can only translate to better performance in all aspects of one’s life.
Every part of you is interrelated, and that is why here at Chiropractic Singapore, we aim to help you align your mind, body and goals.