Chiropractic care uses spinal manipulation and other techniques to increase mobility in the spine and create an optimal state in which the body can heal itself. When the spine is in this state, many people experience pain relief, increased flexibility and many other quality of life benefits.
You don’t have to wait until you’ve been in an accident or have developed chronic back pain to enjoy these benefits though. Everyone from children to pregnant women to athletes can improve how they feel and how their body functions with chiropractic care.
There are a lot of aches and pains associated with childhood. After you’ve reached your adult height, you may not remember, but as a child, your body was sometimes growing inches per year.
This growth puts stress on the spine, on the joints and on soft tissue like muscles and tendons. Having regular chiropractic visits during this process can ensure that this skeletal expansion is going smoothly and no abnormalities are present that might lead to future pain.
If childhood involves rapid growth with a large impact on the body, pregnancy does even moreso. The presence of another life within an expectant mother forces the body into a variety of changes that can be traumatic on the skeletal system.
Pregnancy is a natural, healthy process, but the pressure involved can push against vertebrae and put extra stress on joints. It can especially put extra stress on the lower back as the mother carries around extra weight in front of her every day. Chiropractors can monitor the impact of these changes and recommend treatments to counteract any developing issues.
Many sports involve a massive and constant impact on the body. Basketball’s effect can be very detrimental over time due to jumping and landing on a hard surface. The shock is absorbed through the knees, hips, and spine, creating stress on each. The impact of football on the spine is often even greater.
There are low impact sports, like swimming and bicycling, but most will involve risks to spinal health over time. Athletes can make chiropractic care a regular part of their schedule to encourage spinal health and maintain awareness of any developing stress points.
Oak City Chiropractic provides care for all life’s stages
Those in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and the greater Triangle area can rely on Oak City Chiropractor as an expert local spinal health center. We are located in Raleigh near Cameron Village and always welcome new patients. Chiropractic care can have benefits no matter what stage of life you find yourself, so we certainly encourage children, pregnant women and athletes to consider making an appointment.