Who Is It For?
Actually, everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. Here are just a few examples:
Newborns, infants and children
Birth trauma and repetitive falls in young children can cause damage that could adversely affect the function of their spine and nervous system. This damage, incurred early in life, may interfere with their growth and development throughout childhood and possibly lead to health problems that may only manifest much later.
Chiropractors are trained to detect certain problems in the child’s vertebral column that often occur during rapid growth spurts, from playing sports, or as a result of carrying heavy loads like backpacks. Treating these problems early on with regular chiropractic care can prevent long term damage, while helping your child maximize development at every stage of growth.
Aging comes with its fair share of challenges; coping with aging joints and reduced mobility are common concerns for many seniors. Chiropractic care not only helps improve and maintain joint mobility, it can also contribute to enhanced physical and mental well-being for seniors. In addition, chiropractic care plays an important role in the prevention of falls which can have a serious impact on seniors' health, vitality and autonomy.
Chiropractors are trained to assess the general state of health, as well as the musculoskeletal system of each patient, allowing them to provide the treatment best-suited to that patient’s needs. In senior care, this can help those patients to enjoy a better quality of life.
Workers from all sectors can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. In addition to providing significant relief, a chiropractor can offer valuable advice which can help prevent further injury. According to the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ), musculoskeletal problems are the principal cause of disability in Quebec, with the majority of these problems resulting from work-related injuries.
The INSPQ acknowledges that biomechanical stressors are the major cause of musculoskeletal injuries. For this reason, it is prudent to consult a chiropractor for regular spinal check-ups and adjustments as a preventative measure, before pain and symptoms manifest.
Simply stated, regular chiropractic care should be part of a healthy lifestyle.
Athletes and sports enthusiasts
The rigour of sports and training leave indelible marks on the musculoskeletal system. Accidents happen far too often with certain sports. As well, the demands placed on the joints of the body when they are sometimes solicited far beyond their physiological capacity, can result in overuse injuries. Chiropractors are well-trained to evaluate and treat sport-related injuries, while also providing helpful advice to prevent further damage or relapse.
Athletes receiving regular chiropractic care know firsthand how it helps maintain a healthy nervous system, facilitating joint and muscle function while enhancing strength, endurance and coordination to improve their overall athletic performance.
Accident and fall victims
A chiropractic exam is strongly recommended after a bad fall or any major or minor accident - even if initially, there are no apparent symptoms. A thorough chiropractic assessment will determine if the spine has been injured, and appropriate treatment can facilitate healing, helping to ensure that the damage will not get worse over time.