The Expected and Unexpected Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has been used for over 100 years as a natural and non-invasive means of creating health and wellbeing, as well as addressing symptoms and illness. 


The premise of chiropractic care is built upon the idea that physical, emotional, and chemical stressors damage the nervous systems and rob the body of its innate healing capabilities. Once the nervous system has been damaged, signals of stress get sent to the brain in the form of symptoms like insomnia, pain, fatigue, anxiety, frequent colds, allergies, hormone imbalance, gut dysbiosis, etc. 


When initial signs of stress on the nervous and musculoskeletal system are left unaddressed, they can turn into more serious conditions that affect your physical health. Some of the more commonly known conditions to benefit of chiropractic care include:


  • Back, neck or other body pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Post injury or surgery healing 
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility 
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica


The spine is a communication highway


When the spine is healthy, your main highway of information traveling up and down the spine is working optimally. On the other hand, if your spine isn’t moving properly or moving in a less than ideal way, you may be experiencing vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxation changes the way your brain can sense what’s going on with the rest of your body. 


This is important because most of what you perceive as reality is simply what your brain’s interpretation of all the information it gets from your senses, such as ears, eyes, skin, muscles, etc. Research indicates that vertebral subluxations can change the information that part of the spine sends to the brain, leading it to get different information. This can result in pain or other dysfunction in the body.


Some of the most common reasons why subluxations occur are:

  • A slip or fall
  • Sports injury
  • Poor posture 
  • Sitting or standing for long periods, like at work or on airplanes
  • Post-surgery 
  • Inflammation
  • Stress 
  • Osteoporosis or degeneration 
  • Overly tight or unsupportive muscles surrounding the vertebrae 


These are the most popular reasons why people visit chiropractors, however chiropractic care offers many other benefits as well.


Immune Health 


Manipulating the spine back into alignment can trigger the activation of your neuro-immune-endocrine system. Yes, that’s a big word. But it essentially means that when you get adjusted, it alters your nervous system which impacts your immune system, increasing your body’s ability to fight bacteria and viruses. 


According to Dr. Ron Pero. New York Preventative Medicine Institute and Environmental Health at NYU, “People who receive regular chiropractic adjustments have immune system competency that is 200% greater than those who don’t.” 


Stress, Sleep and Hormones


Several studies support the idea that chiropractic care can help:


Brain Health


One recent study out of New Zealand showed that one chiropractic adjustment improved blood flow to the prefrontal cortex by 30% within minutes of the adjustment. The prefrontal cortex is the part of the brain that controls thoughts of possibility, hope, and logical thinking. 


Watch my interview with Dr. Bill Moss on chiropractic benefits for the brain.


At Family Life Wellness we use a specific style of corrective and brain based spinal care that provides safe, specific correction to restore the natural position of the spine, enhancing brain function, calming and connecting the nervous system, and activating the body’s ability to defy disease and thrive.


Everyday Life 


One of the best things about chiropractic care, and what keeps patients coming back weekly, is that adjustment can enhance functionality in everyday life, and athletic performance. Specifically, chiropractic care can help with mental clarity and oxidative stress, muscle tension and best of all, naturally increase energy levels.  


Children and Chiropractic Adjustments


Do children need chiropractic adjustments? Yes! Childhood can be a very physical time, consisting of many falls, stumbles and bumps related to learning how to crawl, walk, play and participate in sports.  These misalignments can press on spinal nerves and interfere with the efficient function of the child’s nervous system, so regular chiropractic adjustments can help them sleep better, support their mood, and help the body heal properly. 




It is never too early to improve wellness with chiropractic care. In fact, newborns can benefit from their first chiropractic visit as soon as possible. Childbirth can be incredibly traumatic, and many common challenges that infants face like colic, torticollis, ear infections, and breastfeeding difficulties may be due at least in part to misalignments resulting from the birthing process.


How is your spinal health?


Having your spinal alignment assessment should be a part of your health care and prevention routine. We do this regularly with our clinic clients, using an Insight Health Analysis. This allows us to look at your heart rate variability (HRV), surface EMG and blood flow to your organs. Using this information we are able to create a comprehensive and personalized chiropractic plan that is tailored to your body’s needs and unique stressors.

Book a Health Assessment today, or call us at 408.298.8092.


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Dear Family Life Wellness Community,

It’s with incredible sadness that I bring you the news that as of Friday September 16, 2022 our clinic will officially close. As you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one to make. There has been a tremendous amount of soul searching and thoughtful processing that has gone into this moment. Taking in the considerations of everyone has been a top priority for me as I have navigated this tough decision.

Here’s the first thing I want you to know-you are loved. For the past twenty-six years so many of you have brought your families to our clinic weekly for health, inspiration and community. Please know that I have taken that responsibility as an incredible honor. My team and I have been so blessed to watch your kids grow up, celebrate your wins with you, and cry with you as you’ve moved through turbulent times in your lives. One of the hardest parts of this moment is that we won’t be connected with you in that same way. Know that although our clinic will not operate as it has for the past two decades, our hearts are still connected to you and your families.

As new career opportunities have emerged for me, I want you to know that my passion for chiropractic has never died. I feel so strongly that every human on this planet needs chiropractic care. I personally continue to get weekly adjustments, and hope that you will do the same. To make this transition as smooth as possible we have a list of amazing chiropractors that I have personally reached out to and will welcome you with loving arms. I can tell you with certainty you will get amazing care at any of these clinics. Please lean into them. As far as the biohacking center goes, for now that part of our clinic will be closed as well. New solutions for our space are being explored, but until we have something concrete there will be no biohacking . Lastly, I want to give my deepest gratitude to Dana. She has been the heart of our community for the past decade. I could not have run this practice without her. Yet, I am so excited for her as she has an incredible career opportunity that has presented itself.  As my heart is heavy in making this decision, what fills me with joy is the beautiful life she will be stepping into. A life she greatly deserves.

My practice has never been just a business. It’s been a family. Thank you for entrusting us with your health. It truly will go down as the greatest honor of my life. As far as what’s next, of course there needs to be a celebration. One in which we can gather one last time as a community. Please stay tuned to the exact date of that celebration.

From Dana, myself, and Dr. Tri please know that we believe in you. We know what a miraculous body you are living in and that extraordinary health is a choice you get to step into everyday. We will always be in your front row cheering you on.
With gratitude, love , and a huge hug,
Dr. Mindy
Great chiropractors to connect to:
Dr. T.J. Osborne, D.C.
Discover Chiropractic
1305 N. Bascom Ave #C
San Jose, CA 95128
amazing adjustor (he’s my chiro)
huge heart
great family practice & close to our clinic
Dr. Samantha Jennings, D.C
1314 Lincoln Ave#1F
San Jose, CA 95125
used to be an associate in our clinic
does lots of muscle testing & applied kinesiology
great with muscles & sports injuries
Dr. Darla Parr, D.C
718 University Ave Ste 110
Los Gatos, CA 95032
I went to chiro school with her.
great with brain balancing & neurological symptoms
beautiful heart, warm upbeat personality, and a wonderful integrative clinic
Dr. Nicole & David Congragen, D.C.

Community Chiropractic
16375 Monterey St.Ste B
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
I also went to school with them
warm loving family practice
focus is on upper cervical care (call to ask more questions)