When most people think about chiropractic care, spinal adjustments, and chronic pain relief are usually the first things that come to mind. However, a wide variety of ailments originate from the spine, and chiropractic care can address them. Is poor circulation one of them?
What Are the Symptoms of Poor Circulation?
You may have poor circulation if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Numbness or tingling in your extremities
- Throbbing or stinging pain in your extremities
- Muscle cramps
- Swelling or the development of ulcers on your feet, ankles, and legs
- Cold hands or feet
- Difficulty concentrating
What Causes Poor Circulation?
The important thing to keep in mind in terms of poor circulation is that it is not a condition in and among itself. Rather, it is the result of other health problems.
Some of the potential health issues tied to poor circulation include:
- Varicose veins
- Blood clots
- Peripheral artery disease
- And more.
Your spine is also closely associated with your blood circulation. Sitting for prolonged periods of time could worsen your circulation. Studies have also shown a correlation between poor circulation and vertebrae being out of alignment.
What Chiropractic Treatments Help Your Circulation?
Chiropractors can implement multiple treatments to improve your blood circulation. Massage therapy is one of the most common, noninvasive treatments to improve blood circulation throughout the body.
Another fairly common treatment that improves circulation is diathermy. With this treatment, electronic currents are used to produce heat in your body for the purposes of pain relief and swelling reduction. Cold laser therapy seeks to heal your body in a similar way to diathermy. Though, instead of heat, it utilizes a laser to penetrate layers of your skin to reach target areas where your cells absorb the light energy for the purposes of healing.
Are There Long-Term Benefits to Your Circulation Through Chiropractic Care?
While treatments like spinal adjustments and massage therapy produce short-term benefits, the way to achieve long-term improvements to your circulation is through regular appointments with your chiropractor coupled with corrective exercise and dietary/nutritional recommendations which your chiropractor can also recommend.
For Improved Circulation and Quality of Life Contact Total Chiropractic Today
Chiropractic treatment can do more than relieve chronic pain. Your circulation is important to your overall health, and the professionals at Total Chiropractic Care are here to help you. Our wellness professionals are here to design a treatment plan to fit your needs. You can improve your quality of life and get more out of every day. Get started by reaching out to us to set up an appointment today.