We like to investigate a variety of natural treatments that help us feel better about ourselves. We know that when we feel physically stronger and fitter, that this in turn can help us feel mentally well too.
Chiropractic treatment took a while to be accepted amongst the wider medical community but has finally been welcomed and indeed recommended as an effective treatment that is also evidence based.
Some people believe that you have to be a healthy middle-aged person in order to benefit from chiropractic treatment, but as Dr Morgan Sheedy mentions in her article, this is certainly not true. In fact this method of treatment is extremely effective for pre-natal care.
Chiropractic care is good pre-natal care
“A woman’s body goes through so many changes during pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments can make sure everything in the spine, pelvis and low back are positioned correctly to allow the baby to develop normally,” Sheedy said. “And it can make delivery quicker and easier, too.”
Because of the changes in a woman’s body as the baby grows, the mother’s organs become constricted and have to work harder. The baby’s growth also puts stress on the low back in particular, and can cause lower back pain and sciatica.
If chiropractic treatment is safe for a heavily pregnant woman, it would seem to indicate that it should also be a safe method for treatment for other people who may fall into the category of being perhaps more ‘fragile’, such as when we get a little older.
Well interestingly enough, a recent study was carried out on people of an older age bracket, as described by Donald M Peterson here…
Chiropractic Safer than Medical for Seniors
An interesting study compared the risk of injury for seniors (age 66-99) who visited a doctor with neuromusculoskeletal complaints. The comparison was between cohorts (groups) that sought chiropractic care and those that sought medical care from a primary care physician.
So we know that chiropractic treatment is safe for expectant mothers, and those who are of an elderly persuasion. But what symptoms can this particular type of treatment help with?
Many of us are aware of the most common symptoms such as a bad back or a bad neck. Most of us already have a chiropractor at the top of the list when we suffer from those sorts of problems, but what exactly do they do when you go to see them? Well, The House Clinics explain things here…
How can Chiropractic help me?
Chiropractors use their hands to restore normal movement of restricted joints of the spine and limbs. Incorrect joint movement leads to increased strain resulting in injury to the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves and this will inevitably lead to pain.
By restoring normal movement to your joints you remove the strain on ligaments, relieve muscle spasm, improve how the spinal discs function and release nerves that may be ‘trapped’ so reducing pain.
Click here for more from the Bristol Chiropractors: www.thehouseclinics.co.uk/treatments/chiropractor-bristol/
All in all, chiropractic is a well established and evidence based method of helping you get rid of all of your aches and pains, regardless of your condition, or age. It can help prevent injuries as well as strengthen the body to full fitness and health.
Now you know a little bit more chiropractors, so it may be worth a visit to one that’s local to you!