Throughout their lives, women face different musculoskeletal problems. Women experience issues ranging from cramps to back discomfort during pregnancy. Luckily, chiropractic care can help treat these problems. Here are some other benefits of chiropractic care for women.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. This condition is more common in middle-aged people, specifically, in women. It causes pain and stiffness in the hip, knee, and thumb joints in particular. The fluctuation of estrogen levels, larger hip placement than in men, and genetic ties all contribute to this condition. Chiropractic adjustments can help women suffering from osteoarthritis minimize their pain. Joint injury can also result from physical misalignment. The way you sit, stand, and walk can cause misalignment of the body. Chiropractic care can help to align the body and relieve the symptoms caused by arthritis.
2. Lower Back Pain and Cramps
There are a variety of factors that contribute to lower back pain and cramps. Many conditions like endometriosis or some hormone imbalances can cause severe cramps. Some women are unable to move because of the intense pain. Chiropractic treatment works to reduce pain, even pain caused by disorders mentioned above. Both massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments can help with cramping and lower back pain. Massage therapy is often used to treat the soft tissues of the lower back.
Chiropractic care can also help with preparing for pregnancy, being pregnant, and healing from childbirth. Chiropractic adjustments can help women with their daily tasks while pregnant and ease any pelvic discomfort. As a pregnant woman’s center of gravity shifts, her body must adjust to support the baby’s growth. As a result, they have a more protruding abdomen and a higher back curvature, which puts strain on the spine. Chiropractic adjustments throughout pregnancy can help to reduce any discomfort that you may experience.
How We Can Help
Atlas Injury to Health focuses on providing compassionate, functional care that is tailored to each patient. At Dr. Michael St. Louis’ clinic, we specialize in atlas orthogonal chiropractic and upper cervical chiropractic to improve spine function. Schedule a consultation with us, your local Winter Park chiropractor, if you think you could benefit from women’s chiropractic care. For more information, please call 407-656-0390 or email [email protected].