In today’s world, chiropractic care plays a crucial role in promoting health and wellness for people of all ages, from babies to pregnant mothers and even the elderly. While we may think chiropractors use a single standard method to treat every patient, that is actually not the case, as everyone is unique and has different needs and conditions.
A thorough evaluation and examination are usually conducted to determine the root cause of the problem during the first visit. That is also when the chiropractors take into consideration a variety of factors, including the patient’s age, medical history, symptoms, and overall health to develop a chiropractic treatment plan to ease the patients from their discomforts and hopefully, help them regain their quality of life.
Who needs chiropractic care?
Practically everybody. Chiropractic care has gained popularity as a form of holistic health management, with many people seeking regular chiropractic adjustments as preventative health maintenance to treat back pain, slipped discs, headaches, migraines, pregnancy pain, arthritis, amongst others, to improve overall well-being and support healthy function of the mind and body.
In fact, in the most recent decade, chiropractors in both Western and Asian countries often work in interdisciplinary healthcare teams, collaborating with medical doctors, physiotherapists, and other healthcare providers to offer comprehensive care to patients of all ages.
Here’s the broad group of patients chiropractors treat:
- Babies, Infants and toddlers
Promotes healthy growth, relieves discomfort and enhances a growing child’s nervous system functions while allowing them to sleep better, eat better and even poop better!
- Pregnant mothers
Helps alleviate discomfort, ensure optimal baby positioning and promote a healthy pregnancy.
- School children
Improves posture, boosts the immune system and reduces stress for a healthy academic process.
- Young adults
Promotes overall health, prevents injury and enhances physical as well as mental well-being.
Helps reduce pain, improves posture and enhances productivity for a better work-life balance.
- Perimenopausal and menopausal women
Helps ease symptoms, improves sleep and promotes overall wellness.
Improves balance, reduces pain and enhances mobility for a healthier and happier ageing journey.
In determining what techniques to use on each individual, a professional chiropractor, upon evaluation, will consider a combination of manual chiropractic alignments, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercises, and other modern therapeutic modalities to help relieve pain and improve the patient’s overall health.
Some common techniques used in chiropractic therapy include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Spinal Decompressions
- The Activator Method
- Shockwave Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Trigger Point Therapy
It is important to note that chiropractic care is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Oftentimes, chiropractors will also recommend lifestyle modification and nutritional advice most suited for your condition.
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