Chiropractic is a specialized branch of health care which focuses on the relationship between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. A chiropractor analyzes this relationship and searches for imbalances between them. The body has a magnificent capacity of adaptation to stress and other exterior aggressors but when the body weakens or is subjected to too much stress or to trauma it is no longer able to resist alone.
Chiropractic is a drug free, hands on approach to dealing with problems in the body. This is achieved through adjustments of the spine and the extremities (hips, ankles, shoulders, wrists etc.) A chiropractor enables the body to correct these imbalances by releasing muscle tension which then allows the body to heal more quickly and resist stress more efficiently.
Prevention is very important to your care. Patients are often surprised that the cause of back pain can be attributed to every day occurrences such as getting out of bed or picking up non strenuous objects. In reality the body was already suffering for some time and those simple movements made the situation worse. Seeing a chiropractor regularly even when you do not have pain can help to prevent you from suffering in the future.
Chiropractic is for everyone ranging from seniors, pregnant women to new born children.
Chiropractic is extremely beneficial to athletes of all disciplines and levels. The constraints on the body from intensive training and competition can often result in pain and imbalance preventing optimal performance. Chiropractic allows athletes to resist against injury and help the body to remain in balance allowing them to perform at maximum capacity. Chiropractic for many world class athletes is an integral and essential part of their training.
Due to the rapid changes to the body pregnant women need to take particular care of themselves in order to promote proper growth of the unborn child and facilitate delivery. Chiropractic also helps to prevent the consequences that pregnancy and giving birth can have on the body. There is no risk to the mother or the unborn child.
Children are ideal candidates for chiropractic from birth to adolescence. The birthing process can be quite traumatic and their bodies are constantly changing. Regular chiropractic care helps prevent eventual problems that can occur and go unnoticed during the growth process. It can also help many common childhood disorders such as repetitive ear infections, colic and spitting up.
Chiropractic is a great way to keep seniors mobile and active. As we age our joints naturally lose their flexibility. Remaining active and having regular chiropractic treatments help keep the joints pliable and allow our seniors to remain independent.
As an adult, whether you are hyperactive or not very active at all chiropractic can help you restore imbalances in the body created by stress or injury and prevent them from reoccurring.
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