Body Care Chiropractic and Its Impact on General Health and Wellbeing

body care chiropractic is a regulated primary health care profession which diagnoses, treats and manages disorders of the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles). Chiropractors are also trained to recognise the impact these disorders can have on general health and wellbeing.

A chiropractor can help prevent neck pain by realigning the spine and easing tension in the neck muscles. They can also relieve other types of pain, including lower back and hip pain, headaches and ankle/knee problems.

During pregnancy, chiropractic adjustments can help the pelvic ligaments loosen in preparation for giving birth and at the same time decrease pressure on the expectant mother’s spinal column. Research indicates that infants born to mothers who routinely received chiropractic care are less likely to experience colic and sleep better than babies of moms who did not receive chiropractic treatment during their pregnancy.

Chiropractic adjustment can improve breathing by reducing subluxations in the upper spine and thoracic area that may be contributing to respiratory issues, such as asthma. Chiropractors are also trained to assess a child’s posture and can provide adjustments as needed to help ease a child’s growing discomforts, such as aching calves and shins.

‘Maintenance Care’ is a term used in the chiropractic profession to describe ongoing treatment beyond relief of symptoms. Until recently, little research has been carried out on the use of Maintenance Care and its clinical usefulness. Two recent narratively reported systematic reviews were able to expand our understanding of the indications, treatment approach and spacing of Maintenance Care in chiropractic practice.