Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
Later, learning to walk, ride a bicycle, and other childhood activities can cause spinal problem. While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the unseen damage to the child’s spine is the unique domain of a chiropractic doctor.
Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” can often be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify these problems and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults.
Naturally, chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine. Most parents report that their children enjoy their chiropractic adjustments and seem healthier than other children.
Am I Too Old For Chiropractic Care?
More and more people are consulting chiropractic doctors, especially in their later years. With growing concerns about over-medication and the side effects of combining various prescription drugs, safe, natural chiropractic care is growing in popularity.
Restoring better spinal function can help improve mobility, vitality, endurance, and appetite. Many patients report improvement with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often associated with the aging process.
The adjusting technique used by your doctor will be modified for maximum comfort and results.
As we get older and wiser, the simplicity and effectiveness of chiropractic care becomes more and more obvious.
How Long Will I Need Chiropractic Care?
Spinal problems, neglected since early childhood, may require ongoing supportive care for optimum spinal function. These longstanding problems are often associated with muscle weakness, soft tissue damage, and degenerative changes to the spine.
Most patients find that periodic chiropractic checkups help keep them in tip-top shape. Those who are active, have stressful jobs, or want to be their very best, find that a schedule of preventative visits are helpful in maintenance of good health.
Some patients seek chiropractic care only when their ache or pain becomes unbearable. We discourage this type of care and encourage you to adopt a lifestyle of wellness.
Our clinic is committed to patient education. In numerous studies, patients who fully understand their condition and their doctor’s recommendation, get well faster.
What can Chiropractic treat?
The usual complaints for which people consult a chiropractor may include:
- Upper back pain and lower back pain
- Neck pain and whiplash injuries
- ‘Slipped discs’
- Postural problems
- Accident / sports injuries
- Headaches and migraine
- Shoulder, hand, and arm pain
- Hip, knee and leg pain
- ‘Pins and needles’ or numbness
- Arthritic joints
- Back pain from pregnancy
- Muscle & ligament problems
- Balance disorders and dizziness
While chiropractic does not specifically treat breathing problems, digestive disorders, fatigue, menstrual pain, colic, ear infections in children and other general health problems; patients often see an improvement of symptoms of these complaints after a course of treatment involving lifestyle changes, nutritional advice and spinal correction through manipulation.