Chiropractors have been known as back and neck specialists. If you have neck pain or back pain, it has been recommended that you see a chiropractor. Well, recent research proves that you may be getting more than you realized when you get your chiropractic adjustment.
New studies indicate that chiropractic adjustments can increase the body’s response to stress by lowering stress hormones and altering the part of the brain that processes pain and stress. Our bodies have two types of nerves, nociceptors and mechanoreceptors. The nociceptors detect the pain and release the stress hormones, whereas the mechanoreceptors will calm the nociceptors and reduce the release of stress hormones. The chiropractic adjustment stimulates the firing of mechanoreceptors which reduces both nociception and the release of stress hormones.
Next time you get a chiropractic adjustment, know that you are getting more than you bargained for. Not only can it help you physically, but there is a huge emotional, hormonal, and neurological component to the adjustment too.