Candidates for Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can offer benefits to so many people with drastically different conditions. While there are several conditions that are commonly linked to chiropractic care, they can also help with intestinal health, ear infections, and other issues.

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, you should probably consider a visit to your chiropractor to get a diagnosis and see if they can help. Chiropractors offer many services without harsh or dangerous medicines or invasive procedures that can cause hospitalizations and time off work.
 

Expectant Mothers

 

Growing a life inside of your womb is incredibly difficult work. Creating the miracle of life has some side effects that may not always seem as awe-inspiring. As a woman’s body changes to facilitate the growth of the fetus, several conditions can be cause for a visit to a chiropractor. Some of these conditions include:

  • Nausea

  • Posture changes

  • A protruding abdomen that curves the spine

  • Changes to the pelvis

  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities


All licensed chiropractors are required to take specific classes that focus on the treatment of expectant mothers. Some chiropractors receive additional education that further allows them to treat the specialized needs of pregnant women and their unborn children. Mothers should also consider visiting their chiropractor for postnatal adjustments to speed their recovery.

 

Infants and Children

 

At first thought, it may seem overbearing to think about infants receiving chiropractic care. However, positioning in the womb or difficult labor can result in increased strain on the spinal column. Chiropractors can help infants with adjustments to align their spine and promote healthy immune system responses.

Chiropractors can also help when infants have trouble breastfeeding, sleeping, have colic, or may other issues. If your newborn child is having any issues, you may want to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor to see if they can help.

Our kids are often very active and seem to be growing out of their shoes, shirts, and pants almost as soon as we buy them. This rapid growth and active lifestyle can often lead to small injuries in the spine. When you combine an injury to the spine and the need for rapid growth, kids need to be in top shape so that their bodies can grow and develop in a healthy and natural way. Chiropractors can even help kids (and adults) who suffer from ear infections.

 

Adults

 

Today’s adults have increasingly stressful jobs. If you sit at a desk for eight hours a day, this can result in poor posture and pinched nerves. Individuals that have active jobs may have to stand for several hours a day or lift heavy objects throughout the day. These motions can also result in back, neck, or muscle pain. Chiropractors can help all these individuals.

Elderly

As our bodies age, it’s natural that some of our joints deteriorate and we don’t feel as good as we used to. However, many people believe that discomfort is a natural part of aging and something that they must deal with. Proper spinal alignment can help alleviate many of the aches and pains that people may just attribute to their age.

It should be clear by now that there are no contraindications for chiropractors when simply considering your age.
 

Who isn’t a Good Candidate?

 

There are a few patient types that may not specifically benefit from a chiropractor if they are looking to receive an adjustment. These patients include:

  • Broken vertebrae

  • Fused spine

  • Failed back surgery

  • Multiple back surgeries that have not completely healed

  • Certain types of spinal implants

 

Overview

 

While some patient types might not receive the full benefits of spinal adjustment, several other treatments may be appropriate. Make sure that your chiropractor is aware of your condition. Your chiropractor can discuss the treatment options, the benefits, and the risks associated with each. It is always a good idea to call your chiropractor and schedule an appointment to help alleviate your pain today.