Chiropractic care is for everyone at every stage of life, from infancy to geriatric, but we are going to focus on chiropractic care for WOMEN!
All babies can benefit from chiropractic care! Babies experiencing reflux, colic, ear pain and difficulty nursing, to name a few, show great outcomes of these symptoms with just a few chiropractic visits. A Gutmann study showed that approximately 80% of babies experience some sort of nerve dysfunction during labor. Chiropractic care's primary focus is to restore nerve function. (www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org)
Young children and athletes benefit from chiropractic care! A study conducted by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine concluded that chiropractic care can help hip joint extension ability, which in turn can increase running velocity. (www.journalchiromed.com). In addition, a study again conducted by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine concluded that chiropractic manipulation of the spine, pelvis and extremities will treat and manage chronic, recurrent ankle sprains in young athletes. (www.sciencedirect.com).
Chiropractic care is beneficial for young women as they begin puberty and with their menstrual cycles. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, non-pharmaceutical alternative to treating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which affects 3 out of 4 women. Adjustments of the lumbar spine and sacrum, specifically L2 and L3, affect the sympathetic and parasympathetic symptoms, which control hormone regulation. In multiple studies, women reported less bloating, headaches and cramping while under chiropractic care. (www.chiroone.net)
Chiropractic manipulations can help ease the symptoms of menopause, something all women will go through in their lifetime. Common menopausal symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats and sleep issues, which can be attributed to a change in levels of estrogen and progesterone. As mentioned above, adjustments of the lumbar spine and sacrum can help with hormone regulation. (www.chiroone.net)
Chiropractic care is vital during pregnancy and post-partum! There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. Dr. Kevin & Dr. Mary are trained to work with women who are pregnant, in fact, it is routine care for most chiropractors. During pregnancy, there are several physiological and endocrinological changes that occur, including: protruding abdomen and increased back curve, pelvic changes and postural adaptations. A misaligned pelvis may cause intrauterine constraint and make it difficult for the baby during delivery. Chiropractic care has also been shown to control symptoms of nausea, relieve back pain and prevent potential cesarean delivery. Often after birth, the mother's pelvic biomechanics change, which can bring discomfort with nursing, walking and sleeping. Chiropractic manipulations, exercises and stretches can help mobilize the pelvis and spine. (www.americanpregnancy.org, www.themotherbabycenter.org)
There is SO much research, articles and resources supporting why chiropractic care is vital for a woman's health. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! We strive to be your wellness resource, our staff has decades of combined experience and we are here for YOU!