Chiropractic Treatment is Healthy for Women
Women’s bodies are uniquely designed
Women face a number of specific healthcare concerns and challenges because their bodies are designed differently than men. A woman’s body experiences hormonal fluctuations, and has a unique physiology that enables her to bear children.
Women have specific health care concerns
Many young women encounter headaches, backaches, bloating, and swelling, due to hormonal fluctuations associated with their menstrual cycles. Women also experience postural changes, weight gain, and fallen arches of the feet during pregnancy. Once the arches of the feet have been affected, these women often face hip and knee problems later in life because their feet no longer absorb the shock of routine walking as well as they used to.
Many women are active caregivers, providing daily for the needs of their families, friends and loved ones. Ongoing stress of a demanding schedule may cause muscle tightness and fatigue. As a woman ages, pressure on the nerves to the gallbladder may negatively impact digestion, causing gas and bloating. Pressure on the nerves to the thyroid gland can slow metabolism, resulting in weight gain. Women struggle with obesity and diabetes more often than men. Women are now experiencing increased risk of mid-life stroke and heart attack. Older women have a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis than men.
Protect your health
Adequate amounts of rest, a healthy diet, and a physician-approved exercise program are essential for maintaining health. As a preventative measure, chiropractic care can strengthen and maintain overall body function and efficiency.
How chiropractic treatment can help
Chiropractors offer conservative treatments and therapies that do not involve drugs or surgery. Doctors of chiropractic often perform physical and neurological examinations, orthopedic examinations, and postural analysis in order to better understand the needs of each patient. Chiropractic works by removing nerve pressure and interference, reestablishing proper posture and bone alignment, and restoring normal function.
Our Flagler Beach chiropractors have provided support for these health situations and conditions:
Migraines, tension headaches, and allergy / sinus headaches
Sciatica, Low back pain (also with pregnancy)
Foot pain / plantar fasciitis following pregnancy
Whiplash injuries and neck pain (female necks are not as thick and muscular, making women more susceptible to whiplash traumas)
PMS and dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
Menopause and other hormone-related symptoms
Urinary tract and yeast infections
Gall bladder, thyroid and weight loss
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Women don't need to look like a Hollywood model in order to experience health and wellness.
However, too many women fall into care-giver roles, taking care of children, husbands, siblings, parents and neighbors. This can become a problem if they neglect their own health in the process.
Health isn't something that should be taken for granted. It's easier to stay well than to become healthy. One way to maintain health is to schedule chiropractic treatments throughout the year, depending upon a wellness plan designed specifically for your needs.
Back In Action Chiropractors in Flagler Beach understands that women have specific chiropractic needs. Our chiropractors have been helping women to achieve health and wellness in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell, and Ormond Beach since 2002.