Chiropractic can help you with

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Pregnancy

During pregnancy a hormone is produced which causes the ligaments of the human body to become more lax. This prepares the body for birth. This ligament laxity can cause structural stress. The birth itself can be quite traumatic to the mothers pelvis. If left unchecked and untreated, structural changes from the birth can cause problems years later.

Birth

Giving birth is a natural physical stress which the body must endure for a baby to be born. If intervention such as forceps or suction is used this can alters the shape and bony structure of the baby's head. It can also place un-necessary pressure on parts of the brain which if not corrected can lead to subtle changes in development.
The sooner a baby can be checked following birth the sooner the bony structure of the baby can be accessed and corrected if needed.

Children

There are many significant traumas that occur in children's life. e.g. birth, learning to crawl, learning to walk, falls from bicycles, carrying heavy school bags and sporting injuries.

Children are also spending more time in front of computer screens and television which can seriously affect their posture. A child should be active. Due to the technology age they are increasingly becoming more sedentary in lifestyle leading to sluggish body function and postural function. These physical traumas/ inactivity not only impact on growing skeletal systems, but also developing nervous systems.

Children develop and grow so quickly and if left uncorrected the smallest physical
trauma could cause significant damage. As a person's nervous system is the most important system in the body, it is essential that it receive the care and attention it needs. Many childhood complaints such as "growing pains" can also be traced back to the spine. Chiropractic check-ups of your child's spine can minimise these complaints and often prevent conditions which can become chronic in adulthood. Obviously, adjusting techniques are modified depending on the age of the patient.

Elderly

Chiropractic care is extremely important for the maturing and elderly adults because of the dramatic changes that occur in the spine with increasing age.

As we age, spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker, less hydrated, more fibrotic, and less able to withstand normal stresses. As a result, spinal pain from spinal degeneration (arthritis) becomes more prominent, tissue injury from relatively benign events occurs, and the time to heal from injuries increases.

Balance and coordination become increasing impaired which when added with medications and their side-effects can in-turn increase the risk of falls and other injuries.

Chiropractic care can increase mobility and movement, which in turn can improve balance and co-ordination. It is safer than anti inflammatory medications and in some patients increases energy and a sense of wellbeing.