Emotional stress like fear, grief or anger, affects our physiology, our posture reflects our emotional state, the posture of someone who is sad or depressed is different from a happy person’s.
Chemical stress (poor nutrition, medications, tobacco, alcohol, preservatives, environmental pollution such as herbicides, insecticides and other toxic substances) also affect our nervous system, muscle tone and spine.
Chiropractic can’t eliminate the stress of modern adult life, but it can help improve your capacity to accommodate it and therefore improve your overall well-being.
Regular care may prevent the subluxation that creates pressure to the legs, hips, muscles and organs of the body. Disturbances of the nervous system can cause various ailments in pregnant women such as lower back pain, heavy legs, sciatica, nausea, high blood pressure, cervical-brachial neuralgia, neuralgia paresthetica, pubic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, dizziness etc. Proper nervous system health during pregnancy is crucial not only for the mother but also for the optimum development of the baby. As the baby develops, the uterus enlarges to accommodate this rapid growth, when the pelvis is imbalanced the ligaments connected to the uterus become torqued and twisted limiting the space of the developing baby.
In a retrospective study; 16 of the 17 women studied showed a marked improvement in their symptoms. No side effects were observed with these types of care (as opposed to drugs commonly prescribed). The results suggest that chiropractic care is safe and can be effective in reducing pain in pregnant women.
In one study conducted by Irvin Hendryson, M.D., a member of the American Medical Association board of trustees, it was shown that “women who received Chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver children with more comfort.”
Chiropractic is also important to address the problems caused by children participating in sports. Regular check-ups are recommended to help avoid problems later on in adulthood.
Many professional sport teams and athletes use Chiropractic to help them perform at their best.