Happy Halloween! We’re closing out Chiropractic Health Month by sharing the very best benefit of all when it comes to chiropractic care: It makes you happy!
Our two words of the day: endorphins and enkephalins, which happen to be the two most powerful painkillers naturally produced by the body. They make you feel sublime, without the drawbacks of, say, opioids and other narcotics. Endorphins and enkephalins stimulate the same receptors in the spinal cord and mid-brain that are aroused by opium, heroin, and OTC pain management drugs. Why are we telling you this? Because when you receive a chiropractic adjustment, these naturally occurring substances flood into your spinal cord and brain, making you feel happier, more relaxed, and relieved of pain.
This is one of the most profound benefits of regular chiropractic care: Not just pain relief, but a disruption of the learned pain pattern that has taken hold in the body and the brain. In other words, the perception of pain exists in the brain, just waiting to be activated or irritated; pain is actually a learned response within parts of your brain. The chiropractic adjustment resets not only the biomechanics of pain and dysfunction, but it redirects the learned response to pain with endorphins and enkephalins. With regular adjustments, your body and brain are allowed to enter a place of rest and recovery, and your body’s innate ability to heal itself flickers to on mode.
We may be biased, but we do believe that chiropractic has it all, when given a proper chance, to be a primary part of your preventative care strategy for long-term wellness. So please, say no to opioids and say yes to #endorphins and #enkephalins!
Be well adjusted for life,