Whether it’s the result of a labor-intensive job, pregnancy, a wrong move at the gym, or even just discomfort after a long day of working around the house, back pain is one of the first and most important signs signifying a problem that needs attention.
Chiropractic care offers a therapy system that adjusts joints to fix pressure and tension issues. Adjustment is often quick, pain-free, non-invasive, and doesn’t involve medications. After adjustment, many patients report feeling better than they had before they even had the back ailment. Your individual care plan will address your unique issues and will lead you to the best solution for back pain.
Migraines and other headaches can strike at any time for individuals who suffer. This large inconvenience can have a negative impact on your career, family life, overall health and your happiness.
Headaches can be trigged by a variety of lifestyle stressors from sitting at a computer, being sedentary, stress, diet, lack of hydration, medications and many more. We find that your lifestyle stressors are a causal factor for subluxations (restrictions in your spine) and when they are adjusted your body can help maintain those stressors easier allowing you to function better.
Your neck and shoulders work hard every day. Neck pain is almost a universal human experience. The slightest deviation in the relationship between the bones of the cervical spine can cause pain and limit head and neck mobility.
Neck pain can derive from any type of neck strain or neck injury (whiplash), virus infection of the throat (which may lead to lymph gland swelling thus putting strain on the neck), headaches, poor posture, uncomfortable sleeping positions or even physical and emotional stress. Spinal manipulation and/or chiropractic neck adjustments have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of neck pain, regardless of the cause.
Pregnancy is such a wonderful experience for a women and we want to make sure the experience is a great one. Unfortunately as wonderful as pregnancy is a women goes through an immense amount of changes throughout the 9 month journey. As a pregnancy develops, stress is increasingly placed on the body and this may lead to discomfort for some women. A woman’s centre of gravity immediately begins to shift forward during pregnancy.
As the baby gets bigger, a woman’s weight continues to project forward, curving her lower back and placing extra stress on the lower back. Due to the weight shifting forward and the lower back curve increasing this added extra stress to the mid back due to postural changes. This may potentially lead to symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion as the mid back nerve supply goes to the upper digestive organs.
How Chiropractic Can Help Pregnancy
Before pregnancy, a visit to the chiropractor might detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere that may contribute to pregnancy discomfort difficult births. During pregnancy, chiropractic care may help control symptoms of nausea, back, neck or joint pain. Chiropractic adjustments may also provide relief from low-back pain, muscle tensions, headaches and shoulder problems in pregnant women.
During birth, chiropractors can help assure optimum biomechanics in the hips and spine, reducing labor complications in many instances. Adjusting your body during pregnancy may avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen, overall reduction of undue stress to the uterus and to the supporting ligaments. Establishing pelvic balance may assist with the best positioning for the fetus, therefore easing the delivery process.
Even after childbirth, in the weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again and with the help of chiropractic care may help the pelvis maintain good function.
Stress is a very misunderstood term. We commonly think of stress as a feeling of overwhelm or pressure because we are so busy or something bad has happened. Yes, this is stress but this is a tiny fraction of what the true representation of stress is. There are three forms of stress that affect us and lead to all our health problems. They are physical, chemical and mental emotional stress.
Warning signs and symptoms of stress include memory problems, inability to concentrate, moodiness and irritability, agitation, depression, aches and pains, loss of sex drive, eating more or less, sleeping too much or too little, isolating oneself, among others.
How Chiropractic Can Help with Stress
On a simple level, the spinal joints and surrounding muscles are strongly affected by stress. Neck muscles and joints are also affected, resulting many times in strong headaches. Chiropractic care helps restore function to the spine and muscles, allowing the body to heal itself properly and thus helping the way our bodies individually react to stress.
Chiropractors are also trained in nutrition and other therapies to help deal with stress. Combining various factors of chiropractic care (adjustments and the appropriate diet and exercise regimen) is sure to help keep your body free from the physical reactions of stress.