You might think chiropractic care is only for people with pain or injury.
But that’s just not true!
Chiropractic care is about so much more than just treating pain. It’s for everyone. Whether they’re brand new to life or they’ve been around the sun a couple of times, whether they’re sporty and active or more of a spectator.
Regularly receiving care to prevent musculoskeletal dysfunction can help you stay in tip-top shape at every stage of life. Chiro treatment helps optimise function, maximise performance, prevent some strains and injuries, and improve the health and well-being of your whole family.
Our friendly team at Active Health Co, are here for you at every stage of life.
Here we explain what chiropractic care is and discuss the chiropractic benefits your whole family can enjoy at every stage of life.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Your chiropractor checks your body’s alignment. They aim to keep your spine healthy and your body functioning at its best, so you can do the things you love.
When your vertebrae are in the wrong place, it’s called subluxation.
These can be caused by accidents, sports, sitting at a desk, looking down at your phone, or just your regular daily activities.
These spinal misalignments interfere with your nerve’s ability to carry information around your body. When subluxations restrict nerve signals it can cause many symptoms, like pain, reduced digestive efficiency and weakened immune system.
Your chiropractor will adjust your spine to align subluxations. This takes the pressure off your spinal cord and nerves and helps your brain and body communicate more effectively.
How can regular chiropractic treatments benefit you at any age?
There are so many benefits of chiropractic care throughout every life stage.
Your children need to keep their spines healthy and aligned as they grow and develop, your teen may need to rehabilitate after a sporting injury, you may want to relax your shoulder tension, and your parents might need a hand with age-related aches and pains.
Here are just a few of the ways chiropractic could help at any age:
Pain Relief – Weather you’ve got niggles and aches or you’re struggling with long-term chronic pain, pain relief is one of the most known benefits of chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care can help ease several kinds of musculoskeletal pain, especially back pain. Your chiropractor will aim to find and treat the root cause of your pain.
Don’t let pain cramp your style. Chiropractic adjustment may help to reduce your pain safely and effectively.
Reduced Headaches – headaches are a nuisance, they can be caused by many different factors, through every stage of life.
Are your little ones carrying heavy school bags on their backs?
Did your teenager injure their neck playing sport?
Is your work stress causing tight shoulders?
Whether your headaches are caused by stress, tension, or another factor, they negatively affect your quality of life at any age.
Fortunately, chiropractic care may help.
Many headaches are caused by back and spinal issues. This is because subluxations in your spine cause tension in your muscles. Your chiropractor aims to provide natural relief for your headaches by gently adjusting your spine to relieve the nerve tension and pressure causing your headaches. You could also be provided with stretches to help you prevent headaches in the future.
Improved Posture – have you ever heard of text neck? If you’ve got teenagers, you’ll know that they spend a lot of time looking at their phones, it’s not great for their posture.
Nor is sitting too much, slouching, or carrying heavy loads (like that heavy school bag).
Chiropractic adjustment can treat the imbalances caused by poor posture by helping to realign the spine. Your chiropractor can also give you individually tailored exercises and advice to help you improve your posture as you go about your daily activities to reduce the long-term effects of bad posture.
Better Sleep – It’s no secret that irregular sleeping patterns can wreak havoc on your overall health. Your body needs to get enough quality sleep to function at its best. Unfortunately, for many, sleep doesn’t come easily.
Chiropractic adjustment may help in several ways.
Firstly, if pain’s keeping you up at night, a chiropractic adjustment may help you to feel more comfortable.
If you experience mood issues resulting from nervous system disruptions, chiropractic treatment may help to reduce tension in your body allowing you to relax and sleep easier.
Finally, chiropractic care may help to address sleep disruption caused by sleep apnea if your condition results from misalignment in your spine.
Injury Rehabilitation – Are you still struggling with pain from that ankle you broke when you were a teen? Or have you had a recent fall or motor vehicle accident?
Chiropractic care may help you to rehabilitate from injury, whether it be from your youth or yesterday.
Your chiropractor aims to help you manage pain, restore function, and improve your range of motion using techniques such as spinal adjustment, soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation exercises.
How Active Health Co Can Help You
Chiropractic care is a natural wellness care for looking after your spine and nervous system which is safe for adults, babies and children.
Active Health Co is the local, trusted go-to, feel-good place for chiropractic services that improves your whole family’s health and well-being. We supply a full range of chiropractic services from sports or corrective care to preventative care.
Plus, at Active Health Co we also offer remedial massage, physiotherapy and access to holistic counselling services. So, if you need a little extra support, we can help you. Our team of evidenced based practitioners proudly collaborate to supply high-quality, integrative, patient-focused care for your whole family.
Remember, chiropractic care can help you at any age, even while you’re young and healthy. We love helping everyone, from kids to retirees to improve their quality of life.
To book in with our experienced chiropractor team, Conor and Brad, call us today and speak with our friendly reception team, Kristie and Allison.
Trust us, your future self will thank you.
*All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Active Health Co can consult with you regarding your individual health needs.
Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (2023). Chiropractic and You. www.chiro.org.au/about-chiropractic/chiropractic-and-you/
Chiropractic Australia (2023). About Chiropractic. www.chiropracticaustralia.org.au/about-chiropractic