Chiropractic care offers several advantages: it can relieve pain, improve athletic performance, and even help people cope with certain debilitating diseases. In fact, more than 35% of chiropractic patients receive care for upper or lower back pain. In one study, nationally competing judo athletes showed a 16% improvement in grip strength after receiving only three chiropractic sessions. Chiropractic care has even been thought to help asthma patients by reducing the number of attacks and stimulating airflow.
Chiropractic care can also, apparently, improve a patient’s love life.
“People come in with back pain, but after adjustments, they come back and tell me their sex life is so much better,” Jason Helfrich, co-founder and CEO of 100% Chiropractic, told Shape. “It’s no surprise to us — it’s amazing what the body will do when you take away the pressure on the nervous system.”
Though it may come as a surprise that chiropractic care can improve patients’ love lives, it makes perfect sense. The nervous system controls every single function in the human body, but when there’s a subluxation — when the vertebra aren’t in position — the nerves traveling between a person’s brain and their muscles become blocked. This compromises the body’s ability to function. Chiropractic therapy removes these blockages, thus alleviating the pain they cause and restoring the body’s natural abilities.
The lumbar region of the spine is particularly connected to the body’s reproductive regions. Removing subluxations can therefore improve nerve flow to the sexual organs, which consequently improve such things as blood flow to reproductive organs, and communication between the different parts of the body.
In other words, removing subluxations allows a person to become more aroused more easily, and also have a heightened sense of pleasure.
“We want to improve people’s health, and health is about living life as its intended,” Helfrich added. “Having a great sex life is huge part of that.”