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Reasons to consider a Chiropractor in Edenvale (adapted from CASA website)

Chiropractic 1 Mar 2019

30 million people worldwide seek out chiropractic therapy and treatment each and every year. If you’re considering following suit, these are five reasons why it’s definitely time to take the plunge.

Chiropractor Dr Martin Kruger
Dr Martin Kruger at Balance on Linksfield. A chiropractor in Edenvale Johannesburg, South Africa

Chiropractic Therapy RELIEVES PAIN

Those who suffer from neck or back pain will be pleased to learn that chiropractic therapy can often get to the root of the problem and effectively resolve it. At the very least, you’ll notice a gradual improvement in your symptoms. Along with treating back and neck pain, chiropractic therapy is also known to speed up recovery from sports-related injuries, and may help to decrease the severity and frequency of chronic headaches.

Chiropractic Therapy PREVENTS PAIN

Chiropractic therapy helps to ensure that the body’s musculoskeletal system, nervous system and immune system are functioning at optimal capacity. Not only can this prevent pain from re-occurring, it can also help to prevent injury and disease.


Studies have shown that chiropractic therapy may boost the immune system by encouraging the production of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and monocytes, which are white blood cells responsible for fighting off germs and disease.

Chiropractic Therapy REDUCES STRESS

When you have less pain to cope with on a daily basis, there’s no doubt about the fact that you’re going to feel a lot less stressed. Due to a reduction in pain, you’ll also be able to exercise more regularly and, as a result, sleep better. This wellness combination helps you to lead a healthier, happier, more care-free lifestyle.


Many people who suffer from ‘chronic’ back and neck pain will turn to prescription pain medication to relieve their symptoms. This can lead to plenty of negative side-effects, including long-term dependency. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to reduce the need for medication as it addresses the root cause of the pain, rather than merely treating the symptoms. When combined with other lifestyle changes, chiropractic therapy is a much safer, and often more effective, long-term treatment for pain.

Looking for a doctor of chiropractic in your area? You can find one using our handy online ‘Find a Chiropractor’ tool.


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