Opinions towards healthcare have changed in recent years and of course, different problems are solved with different reactions. For example, tripping and falling down a flight of stairs will create a completely different approach than being pregnant and going into labour. However, society is now starting to address longer lifespans and what the costs of what’s now known as ‘lifestyle diseases’ are, meaning that disease prevention is taken more seriously. In addition to this, early intervention is also seen as a more important factor as we realize how vital it can be to spot health problems early on.
Even the Affordable Care Act as part of the national healthcare policy now states that certain services are to be covered when it comes to preventative care. People are also now being made aware of what tests and examinations should be done at what age by their private insurers as well as how each medication works and how to use them efficiently. The changes have even made an impact in the workplace as many companies have rolled out a ‘wellness program’ to ensure the best health for its employees. Although both the public and private sector has improved their stance on healthcare, it is still important to note that the main person in charge of your health is you. It is great that all these programs are set up and ready to help but you still know your body better than anyone else and nobody is affected by your wellness as much as you. So despite interest levels from elsewhere, is should still be you that has the most interest in prevention and early intervention.
Perhaps the most common workplace injury is to the musculoskeletal system and these are the ones that we have to be aware of most as nobody else will be able to see it from the outside. Musculoskeletal damage often causes pain in the bones, joints and muscles and can, in turn, have a great impact on our strength, balance, stamina and more. The biggest problem in this area is that people often think that it is a natural side-effect of ageing where this isn’t completely true. By becoming healthier and attending regular chiropractic sessions, we can delay the ‘effects of ageing’.
How Can A Chiropractor Help? – Chiropractors are fully qualified and trained to manipulate your spine in a certain way to re-align and relieve any back, neck and joint pain. These small movements are known as ‘adjustments’ and can reduce pain as well as improve mobility.
Of course, the main reason for visiting a chiropractor is to alleviate any pain that is being experienced but it should also be looked at as a long-term health benefit. Chiropractors are trained with prevention in mind so don’t just act to remove pain but to also keep it away in the future. Physicians know that a person’s decisions on a daily basis will affect general health and so the most important thing is to keep the pain away so they do not have to visit the chiropractor on a regular basis.
There are some things that you can do to prevent the possibility of these pains ever being a problem. You should try to: keep a healthy diet, keep active, lose weight if required, achieve enough sleep, maintain a good posture, lift heavy items correctly, and be responsible with alcohol. It really is important to take responsibility of your own health so that you won’t be suffering further down the line!
Chiropractic care is growing at an amazing rate and over the years, many US families have begun to see the advantages of getting the best from their chiropractic physicians for both themselves AND their children! These days, every chiropractor has sound knowledge and experience to help assist with the many issues or needs that may arise as your child grows into a healthy young adult.
Your Children Can Benefit
After growing up in the home, many children are carted off to school and as they began to mesh with the other children, new playstyles, behaviours, and environments are open to them. This can cause a number of different spinal and nervous system issues, greatly impacting their future health. Sitting incorrectly in the classroom, lugging heavy bags around, pay fighting and injuring themselves on the playground or field, and much more come into play, causing some health risks along the way.
There is actually evidence that implementing a routine of chiropractic care can alleviate cold and flu symptoms, and eve hay fever! This doesn’t mean you should take your kids to the chiropractor the next time they get the sniffles, but it can mean a better immune system and less visits to the doctors. This saves you the pain, heartache, and most importantly, the money!
Treating Infant Children
There is absolutely no minimum age that is required before chiropractic care can be implemented towards your child as every individual has a customized experience based on their exact situation and measurements, factoring in their height and weight. Many chiropractors actually advise early sessions with babies as they could be able to spot any spinal issues that could lead to a number of illnesses, such as ear infections, asthma, and colic. Early detection for other serious issues could also be a great help in ensuring the great health of your child/children.
Communication is Vital
Communication becomes ever more important as you may have a number of different specialists and professionals who will be covering your child’s health. Creating a dedicated team of medical professionals and ensuring that complete communication is available between all parties is essential to properly maintaining your children’s health. Always keep in mind that a professional chiropractor will ALWAYS tell you if the problem is way beyond their abilities, instead opting to direct you to a different specialist.
The ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) have many pediatric chiropractors as members, which means that they have successfully finished their postgraduate courses on pregnant mother, infant, and children care. This not-for-profit institution was established by Larry Webster, DC, in 1986 and provides a number of amazing training seminars and workshops for many dedicated professionals, including chiropractic certification.
Many studies have now proven that children who do indeed attend regular and consistent chiropractic sessions grow into adults with great posture, immune systems, and generally feel happier. If you are looking for more information on this topic, please don’t hesitate to contact, send a message, or walk into the office as we are always happy to assist!
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