Mother’s Day is upon us, a day where we celebrate all the incredible things our mothers do for us. This year, the United Chiropractic Association (UCA) aims to highlight the way we can give back and support mums of any age, with the benefits of chiropractic care. While chiropractic can benefit all kinds of people of all ages, there are specific advantages that apply particularly to mothers.
Modern life requires us all to be much more knowledgeable about our diet, nutrition and the way we exercise and keep active. Mums spend a lot of time learning about and implementing changes in these areas, to keep the whole family happy and healthy.
They are also increasingly turning to chiropractic to help face the challenges and demands of modern motherhood. In particular, chiropractic can really benefit new mothers and pregnant women, as well as those who have had difficulties with weight, who have stressful lives, and those who wish to strengthen their joints and back for physical activities – whether it’s everyday jogging, or serious sporting pursuits.
Chiropractic has demonstrated relief for many of the specific health challenges that affect women, based on the facts of general female anatomy and the bearing of children. Chiropractic adjustment helps restore the nerve supply to the body, removing any interference to help the body function at its best.
Some of the specific areas we can work on with you include:
Whether you’re getting ready for pregnancy or are already pregnant, there are many female experiences that can be made easier and less painful with the aid of chiropractic treatments. Back adjustments while women are carrying a child can make life in the lead up to the birth much more pleasant. There’s even some evidence to suggest a correlation between chiropractic care during pregnancy and the decreased need for pain medications during labour.
Menstrual cycle support
Better alignment in the body will assist with the natural processes that women experience. Chronic pelvic pain and pain from the menstrual cycle also can often respond to chiropractic care.
After delivery, women who receive chiropractic care may have an easier recovery. Making sure your body is properly aligned helps your body to heal and get back to normal after birth more quickly.
Effects of Ageing
Older women can often suffer from osteoporosis, where bones become more porous and brittle. Osteoarthritis is also a common condition that can emerge as we age, affecting the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones. Chiropractic can aid in increasing the strength and vitality of your bones, joints, and muscles. It also helps improve posture, assisting the well-being of women as they get older.
It’s important to note that chiropractic isn’t a cure for bad period pain, infertility or women’s health concerns, but it is a tool that thousands of women use to ensure that their body is functioning without any interference.
Many women visit chiropractors because of the level of care and support that can develop between patient and doctor, as well as how effective chiropractic care can be in increasing quality of life. The unique combination of expertise in general health, specific spinal adjustments, exercise advice and nutritional guidance, combine to create a kind of lifestyle counselling that can benefit all mothers.
Being a healthy mum means guiding your body through the many different phases of your life. Chiropractic care can help your body operate at its optimal level of performance, whichever phase you are in. Whatever your age, it is never too late to start chiropractic care.