While nearly everyone can benefit from regular visits to a chiropractor, there are some individuals who can especially benefit from chiropractic care. These individuals are at a higher risk of spinal conditions due to their occupation, physical activity level, or personal health history.
Physically Demanding Employment
If you have a job where you are on your feet most of the day or all day you should consider an adjustment. If you are lifting, moving and generally getting a full physical day in, an appointment with a chiropractor can help you maintain your healthy body.
If you have delivered a baby recently you should consider getting evaluated for adjustment. Delivering babies easily makes a woman’s hips get out of proper alignment. This can cause ongoing pain for years if left without treatment. Many women simply chalk it up to one of the pitfalls of becoming a mother and don’t realize they can go on without pain simply be getting adjusted. Additionally chiropractors can provide relief during your pregnancy to help you avoid back pain while you're expecting.
Those Who’ve Been in an Accident
Another group of people that absolutely benefit from chiropractic care are those who have been involved in an accident--whether in a car accident, work injury, slip and fall, or other traumatic personal injury event. For these individuals, getting the proper adjustment from a qualified chiropractor can take years off of the healing process for them. At Accident & Pain Relief of St. Louis, Dr. Holland specializes in diagnosing and treating auto injuries, and has provided expedient rehabilitation and pain relief for hundreds of patients.
People who live a busy, athletic life can be more prone to needing an adjustment. Whether involved in a sport that’s considered high-impact or simply doing light dance routines, getting regularly checked by a specialist can ensure you’re not doing any damage. It can also make sure that you stay at your best health to improve your athletic performance.
Adults Over the Age of 50
Aging causes the spinal disc to dehydrate and collapse, making you more prone to bulging discs, sciatica, and lower back pain. It's quite possible to injure a spinal disc or strain a muscle by simply bending the wrong way or lifting heavy objects. A bulging, herniated disc may pinch a spinal nerve, causing intense back pain, neck pain, and even symptoms of numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in your arms and legs. Spinal discs can also be pinched due to spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine, or from boney overgrowths caused by osteoarthritis. Seeking regular chiropractic adjustments from your St. Louis chiropractor will help to slow spinal degeneration and prevent painful spinal conditions associated with aging.
Anyone Interested in Improving their Overall Health
Research shows that chiropractors can help to reduce blood pressure, improve your immunity, and mediate stress --- all factors that can have a big impact on your overall health and wellness. The spine protects the spinal cord, a cable-line between your brain and the nerves to the rest of the body. Chiropractic adjustments will keep your central nervous system at top shape, so you can experience better health.
So while Dr. Holland can help you recover from auto accidents in St. Louis, his treatments will also boost your total body wellness. Contact Accident and Pain Relief of St. Louis to start feeling better today!