Chiropractic has health benefits for anyone with a nervous system. But we all know that men and women seem to be wired differently!
Hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, anxiety disorders, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions tend to affect many more women than men. Chiropractic can be used as a health modality to address a pre-existing condition, such as back pain during pregnancy, and as a complement to medical management for other conditions.
Chiropractic can also act as a partner in your wellness lifestyle as preventative health care. For example, the leading cause of death for all women in the United States continues to be heart problems and disease, many of which are preventable, such as hypertension (high blood pressure). If regular chiropractic adjustments can help to moderate blood pressure by positively affecting the nervous system, is it possible that your cardiovascular system can be healthier because of chiropractic? Further, if regular chiropractic care benefits your nervous system, will your body be better able to deal with your fibromyalgia?
According to HealthyWomen.org, "Many chiropractors also address problems unique to women, suggesting chiropractic care for pregnant and postpartum women, as well as those suffering from premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that spinal manipulation might provide short-term relief from menstrual pain." And, surprisingly, there is even research that indicates that chiropractic may have some benefit in dealing with infertility.
How We Can Help Your Health
Dr. Kyle Johnson takes the Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria motto seriously: "gentle helpful healthcare." Knowing that many women have concerns about the twisting and cracking that accompany some chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Johnson specializes in gentle chiropractic techniques called Activator Methods and Webster Technique. Both of these techniques are low-force, non-invasive, well-researched, gentle, safe, and effective.
The Webster technique is a non-invasive chiropractic technique for the pelvis that is particularly beloved by pregnant women who have low back pain or are concerned about their baby's position in utero. The Activator Methods technique is a comprehensive system of analysis that allows the doctor to determine where to adjust, when to adjust, and when not to adjust. Activator Methods is also the world's most popular instrument adjusting system.
And, to be helpful, Dr. Johnson always sets aside time to consult with you regarding your health and your family's health. This website also contains a wealth of information about women's health conditions, tips regarding living well, and discussions of newsworthy health events. Stop by, call, or e-mail Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria with your health questions today or to find out if chiropractic is right for you.