Chiropractic care isn’t just for back pain. You might be surprised to learn that it can actually improve your health in so many ways. At City Chiropractic and Wellness in Midtown Manhattan, the team is dedicated to bringing you whole-body solutions that focus on effectively treating your physical and mental health. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide to how regular chiropractic care can effectively improve your overall health. What chiropractors do Chiropractic care focuses on properly aligning your joints. Through proper alignment, we address your body’s structural problems, improve its function, and relieve physical pain and mental stress, all without the use of medication. Getting regular chiropractic care can prevent conditions that cause pain, instead of waiting for you to develop these conditions. Additionally, you can boost your overall health and wellness in many ways, because chiropractic care can: Lower your blood pressure Chiropractic care has been shown to have a positive effect on patients’ blood pressure, with those receiving vertebral alignment seeing lower blood pressure readings. Increase your mobility Misaligned muscles, bones, and joints can lead to stiffness and soreness, making it difficult for you to move and enjoy a full range of motion. By keeping you correctly aligned, regular chiropractic care can prevent stress and pain and allow you to move more easily. Improve your balance Regular chiropractic care is an excellent way to improve your posture, which in turn decreases stress on your joints and improves your overall balance. Boost your nervous system When there’s an issue with your alignment, it can put stress on your nerves, which can become pinched and cause significant pain. Getting regular chiropractic care can improve the functioning of your nervous system. Slow down joint degeneration Chiropractic care can prevent and even treat arthritis, the term for a cluster of conditions that cause the cartilage cushioning your joints to deteriorate. Chiropractic care keeps your joints functioning at their best so you can lower the risk of developing this debilitating condition. Improve your mental health In a recent study, 76% of patients who received chiropractic care were found to have an improved mental and emotional state. The participants also noted that their stress had decreased and that they’d noticed an improvement in their general life enjoyment.