Unexpected benefits of chiropractic care

Chiropractic care can do much more than just crack your back. At Wisniewski Chiropractic, we’ve treated patients for a wide range of conditions.

Obviously, the basic premise is to adjust the placement of parts of the skeletal system. The actual reasons for these kinds of adjustments go much deeper, however.

Seeing a chiropractor can help remedy more issues than you may expect.


School-aged children need to be able to keep their concentration over the course of an eight-hour school day. Some have trouble focusing, staying on-task, and taking in information. This can lead to an ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis.

Chiropractic care – in particular, spinal manipulation – has been shown to affect hyperactivity in children. In one study, this treatment was paired with dietary improvements and lead to marked changes that were noticed by parents and teachers alike.

Researchers have been encouraged by the fact that ADHD may be treatable without pharmaceuticals!


Joint discomfort plagues many elderly people and can be brought on by many different stressors. Pain in the knees or elbows can make even daily tasks tough to handle.

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have experienced relief from chiropractic care combined with exercise and anti-inflammatory dieting.

Encouraging movement in painful joints can bring lasting improvement over time, which can be maintained by exercise and future chiropractic visits.

High Blood Pressure

Millions upon millions have some form of high blood pressure, which can contribute to more serious problems like heart disease.

A 2007 study showed that adjustment to the C1 or “Atlas” vertebra had the same effect as two blood pressure medications used in combination!

“At the base of the brain are two centers that control all the muscles of the body,” says Marshall Dickholtz Sr. of Chicago’s Chiropractic Health Center.

“If you pinch the base of the brain – if the Atlas gets locked in a position as little as a half a millimeter out of line – it doesn’t cause any pain but it upsets these centers.”

The effects of just one upper cervical adjustment were also shown to last for as much as six months!

Chronic Headaches

Many of us experience occasional tension headaches caused by stress or other external factors. But more serious, chronic headaches and migraines can be caused by neck problems or misalignment of the upper spine.

Manipulation of the neck joints can greatly improve neck flexibility, which in turn helps prevent certain kinds of migraines. Upper cervical adjustments can also be effective.

Since headaches are a problem with widely-varied causes, each case should be evaluated on its own. See a chiropractor, describe your symptoms, and there’s a great chance you’ll enjoy relief.

The basis of chiropractic care is that adjustments to the skeletal system can relieve pressure on nerve centers in the spine and other areas. When parts of the nervous system are no longer under unnecessary stress, the body can naturally return itself to a balanced state. This is important because almost all of the disabilities covered above stem from some level of imbalance.

A visit to Wisniewski Chiropractic may be able to do more good for you than you’d realize!