Chiropractic has long been known by many to help with pain and injury. Chiropractic can absolutely help with all sorts of pain and injuries from sports work or daily life. The issue is if you are only seeking chiropractic care when you are hurting you are missing the big idea and science behind chiropractic. As chiropractors we adjust the joints in the body to relieve pressure on the nervous system and to improve the function of the body. The nervous system controls all functions of the body from joint movement to digestion and heart rate. Chiropractic is key in helping the body perform these functions to its fullest ability. With the idea of proper function in mind you have to understand that chiropractic is always needed, not just when you are hurting. If the spinal joints are in line and the nervous system is clear from interference then the body can activate muscles properly to move the body and communicate with internal organs to regulate its systems. One of my favorite things to explain to people is that the body is capable of adapting to poor movement, but that does not mean it is ideal and poor movement can be dangerous. Poor movement patterns can lead to injury, joint degeneration or other musculoskeletal issues. With chiropractic care we consistently check the body and nervous system for proper function and proper movement patterns to make sure you are performing at your best. Wellness chiropractic is for every individual including athletes, children and the elderly. The body is constantly adapting to your daily movements weather it be training for sports or sitting at a desk for work so we need to make sure it is adapting and moving in the best way possible so you can continue with the things that make your life yours and what makes you, you.
As for pregnant patients, regular wellness prenatal pregnancy chiropractic care becomes even more important because of the constant changes the body is undergoing. The body now needs to create the best environment for the baby as well as for the mother. To ensure this, we check the nervous system and functional patterns to make sure the body is able to communicate and express itself in the best way possible for the development of the new baby and for the pregnant mothers own bodily changes.