Chiropractic and Family

Chiropractic care is available to all members of your family. The primary focus of chiropractic care is on your musculoskeletal system—bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints and fascia (other connective tissue) AND your nervous system with emphasis on the spine and joints in the body.

Misalignments in your spine can cause a subluxation (a communication problem between your nerves and your brain) which leads to body malfunction and its associated pain, stress and strain.

Using their hands, a chiropractor can locate these subluxations and through a series of chiropractic adjustments can reduce or correct the malfunction which will get your body working properly again.

Pregnancy

Being pregnant is wonderful but as your tummy grows, strains associated with this joy can result in changes to your posture and gait. Hormone changes and chemical reactions are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system, which is located in the spine.

Chiropractors are uniquely trained to adjust you during pregnancy. They will alter their treatment techniques to suit your growing body and maximize your comfort. Low back pain, mid back pain and pelvic pain respond well to natural chiropractic care. Better function leads to better, and in some cases, shorter labour.

Chiropractic techniques may help to alleviate uterine constraint when baby is in breech presentation, allowing baby to turn. Later, the posture of nursing the newborn also tires the spine leading to malfunction, discomfort and pain. Regular care can help relieve discomfort as well as normalize body functions for overall good health.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy may help:

  • Provide pain relief
  • Establish pelvic balance and alignment
  • Help maintain a healthier pregnancy
  • Relieve uterine constraint (Webster technique)
  • Control morning sickness
  • Reduce the time of labour and delivery

Infants and Children

Spinal dysfunction and nerve irritation at any age can cause pain and affect optimal health. Infants and children sustain injury from: the birth process, postural strains associated with learning to use their body, various childhood injuries, carrying heavy backpacks and from emotional and hormonal changes.

More recently, some children (but mostly teens) are experiencing headaches, neck, shoulder and back pains associated with their constant, unrelenting use of hand-held mobile devices. The downward head posture while texting or gaming, puts excessive strain on the spine.

Chiropractors are trained to modify their adjusting techniques based on your child’s size and condition! Bring your child in for their spinal health evaluation!

Your child’s backpack may be causing them problems…

Common conditions that chiropractors treat:

  • Colic
  • Irritability
  • Constipation and some digestive issues
  • Ear infections
  • Bed wetting
  • Growing pains or painful joints
  • Headaches
  • Postural imbalances
  • Some respiratory conditions
  • Mechanical dysfunctions
  • Support overall health and well being
Downward head posture while texting puts excessive strain on the spine…plus neck and shoulders

Seniors

As we age, our bodies naturally undergo a series of changes. Aging makes us more prone to certain disease conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis. Chiropractic care is ideally suited to helping seniors live happy, healthy lives.

Your chiropractor will review your complete health history and perform a thorough physical examination to pinpoint any physical problems. Your care may include spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, stretches and exercises as well as corrections to your posture, behaviour and lifestyle

Seniors that seek chiropractic care are:

  • more likely to report better health
  • Less likely to be hospitalized
  • Less likely to enter nursing homes
  • Less likely to require prescription drugs
  • More active in their communities

Sports Injuries

Chiropractic care can help the weekend warrior, children who play recreationally, the teen engaged in league sports and the high performance athlete. Common sports injuries include:

  • Achilles tendonopathies
  • Ankle sprains and strains
  • Knee sprains
  • Groin pulls
  • Hamstring strains
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff
  • Low back and neck sprains

Prompt and appropriate chiropractic care will restore function and stability to the affected area. It will get you back on track. Book an appointment!