One of the most misunderstood areas of chiropractic care and treatment is balance. Most people pay a lot of attention to keeping strong and fit but forget about the importance of balance. Unfortunately, ignoring balance can affect the efficiency of accomplishing most routine tasks. Notably, balance plays a crucial role in your overall health and deserves attention. Luckily, a chiropractor can help correct and improve balance. This article highlights ways in which chiropractic treatment restores and enhances balance.
Realigning Upper Cervical Spine — When the spine section around the neck falls off the body's centre, one can experience episodes of dizziness. The problem is that most people do not realise that their neck and head lean to one side of the body more. Thus, it is easy to believe that your balance issues are symptoms of a tumour or another brain problem. However, while brain issues are genuine causes of balance problems, a misaligned spine is also a culprit. A chiropractor can realign your upper cervical spine and re-position the neck to its original position through chiropractic manipulations. Most importantly, you cease feeling dizzy after several chiropractic adjustments.
Strengthen the Musculoskeletal System — The musculoskeletal system plays a vital role in ensuring your body maintains balance, whether walking, running, lifting, or doing any physical activity, including sitting. Therefore, when some of your muscles are weaker than others, the chances are high that you will struggle with balance in performing routine activities. For instance, if you have weak triceps and strong biceps, you will struggle to control extension motions in your arms. Thus, activities like lifting items over your head become risky due to potential loss of balance. Chiropractic care can help strengthen your musculoskeletal system through manipulations such as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
Improve the Function of Your Nervous System — The nervous system controls everything in the body, including balance. Since chiropractic care usually centres around proper alignment of the spine, it is not far-fetched to conclude that your chiropractor can address balance issues. The reason is that nerves controlling different muscles and organs in your body have to pass through the spinal cord. Therefore, if a nerve concerned with body balance has a problem, you experience bouts of imbalance. For instance, your nerves can get pinched by vertebral discs and cause balance problems. Fortunately, chiropractic manipulations can help release the affected nerve and restore your balance. Furthermore, chiropractic care improves nerve communication between the central nervous system (CNS) and Peripheral nervous system (PNS) and improve your balance.Share