Chiropractic Care is for Every Body -- and Everyone In Between!
By Sara Butler
When you hear the word chiropractic, what do you think of? Maybe popping joints, backpain or unicorns flying over rainbows (hey, who doesn’t love unicorns and rainbows?). If so, you’re not wrong. Many people seek out chiropractic care when they’re injured or suffering from everything from headaches to back pain, but they’re not the only people. In fact, chiropractic care is something everybody -- actually, make that every body -- can benefit from.
For anyone who works out regularly or lifts weights, chiropractic care is vital to helping them reach their maximum potential and performance. The groundwork for your success is laid way before you ever step foot in a gym or weight room and chiropractic is an important resource for athletes at any level.
The health of the core muscles and the spine are crucial to your athletic success. The chiropractors at The Joint can work with you and your beefcake bod to ensure your joints are free from dysfunction and restriction. This allows your body to work and heal as it should, helping stabilize and strengthen your joints. It just so happens to have the added side effect of increased performance, too.
Excuse the squeaky voice, but as you’re probably aware, teenage bodies go through many changes in a relatively short period of time. The teenage years are seen as ungraceful for a reason. Often, not all parts of the body grow at the same rate, contributing to imbalance and that classic awkwardness that so many people experience.
Chiropractic care can help support healthy growth by ensuring the proper function of the central nervous system, improving balance and coordination along the way. It can also help teens who participate in sports stay healthy. But if injured, chiropractic care helps their body do what it was made to do -- heal.
Pregnancy is a beautiful and special time in a woman’s life. Just kidding, it can actually be one of the most uncomfortable times of your life. No one said that growing another human would be easy, but no one really warns you that one day your feet may look like a busted can of biscuits when wearing shoes, either.
It goes without saying that your body changes a lot while pregnant. Your abdomen expands, your center of gravity shifts, your muscles and tendons relax so they can stretch, your pelvis spreads, and you adapt your posture to balance all that new girth. Regular visits to the chiropractor during your pregnancy can help keep your body balanced and keep your spine, pelvis, and other joints under increased strain free from joint dysfunctions and restrictions. That’s to say, it’ll just make you feel better, both during and after pregnancy. And things should go a lot easier, too.
Seniors haven’t made it through walking uphill to school both ways in knee-deep snow with no shoes on only to succumb to discomfort and pain in their twilight years! No way.
Seniors often struggle with discomfort or pain in their back, neck, and other joints. The good news is that chiropractic care can help eliminate joint restrictions and dysfunctions to help them find relief. It’s safe, natural, and effective.
Chiropractic care has benefits for older folks beyond the relief of pain and discomfort, though. They may also find that their range of motion, balance, coordination, and immune system are also improved. Remember, chiropractic care focuses on the central nervous system -- the system that regulates every process in your body. If you can improve the function of your central nervous system, then the sky is the limit -- and you’ll have more energy to yell at children to get off your lawn.
Who says that chiropractic care is only useful for those who have gotten their first set of teeth? Infants and children can benefit from regular chiropractic care in several ways.
If you have a baby or toddler, you may have noticed they fall down. A lot. From the time they come out of the womb, their poor little spines have already experienced trauma. When you follow all that up with crawling and learning to walk, joint restrictions and dysfunctions are already brewing under the surface. Nip them in the bud and help your little one’s body to grow, function, and heal as it should with the help of chiropractic.
The truth is that every body can benefit from chiropractic care, from young to old and big to small and everyone in between!
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