Most people think of lower back issues when they hear the word chiropractor. Some have learned that chiropractic care is helpful for necks and shoulders or other problematic joints. Beyond that, however, most people aren’t very knowledgeable about how many health issues a chiropractor can treat. Here are five we bet you haven’t heard of before.
Chiropractic care helps most clients to get a better night’s sleep because regular chiropractic adjustments keep your body healthier and stronger. For example, as the spine comes into alignment, nerves are released to work properly, which relieves discomfort and pain. Your body is able to completely relax, facilitating better sleep and overall rest.
Did you know chiropractic care is safe for babies? After about six weeks old, it is perfectly safe to bring your baby in for an adjustment. The chiropractor uses gentle movements and special tools to adjust the baby’s spine. Many parents find chiropractic adjustments have eliminated colic and constipation issues in their babies – not to mention helping both parents to relax, too!
Growing pains are real. As some children grow, they get muscle soreness in their legs and calves, thighs and behind the knee. Growing pains are usually cramps and aches, but they are painful and some kids have real problems with them. Chiropractic care can help adjust the growing musculoskeletal pre-teen or young teen body.
Many pregnant women get great relief from chiropractic adjustments. Pregnancy hormones shift and loosen ligaments in the pelvic area and can also loosen other ligaments. A woman’s body takes quite a journey through pregnancy, and more mobility with less pain is a win-win situation for any mom-to-be.
If you’ve been injured at work, Workers’ Compensation is there to help take care of you. In Minnesota, the law says you can choose your healthcare team during rehab and recovery. In addition, the law specifically names chiropractic care as an acceptable type of care covered under the program.
There you have it – five new ways chiropractic care does more than you realized before. Almost everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. Call Lakes Chiropractic in Brainerd to schedule your appointment today.