What is Chiropractic care and how is it beneficial? The basis of Chiropractic care is maintaining the health of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone structure without the use of drugs or surgery. It involves the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints of the body, especially of the spine, which reduces spinal nerve stress and therefore promotes health throughout the body. This is essential to all stages of life, including pregnancy and developing children. As the nervous system is the master communication system to all the body systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
Do I have to get adjusted for the rest of my life? I don’t force you to do anything you don’t want to do. Most patients tell me that their life is much better with chiropractic care so they don’t want to stop coming! Once you live life to your fullest potential, you usually don’t want to go back.
Is Chiropractic treatment effective? Scientific evidence proving that the chiropractic care works is overwhelming. Over the past 20 years, many controlled and independent research studies have shown again and again that chiropractic care is safe and effective for treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches and other conditions relating to the spine*. Based on these scientific studies, the consensus is that chiropractic care is the treatment of choice for most spinal problems.
* The extent to which a person can benefit from care varies depending on their problem and how long it has existed.
Do adjustments hurt? No. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive holistic approach to health care. The adjustments are quick and pain free. Some patients experience some soreness after their first adjustment, just like when you start an exercise routine and you are sore after the first couple of workouts.
Do you adjust kids the same way you adjust adults? Adjusting babies and kids is A LOT different than adjusting adults. I use no more force to adjust a child than you would to check a ripe tomato. Babies and kids love to get adjusted.
Women and Children
Dr. Keough is passionate about effecting a healthy change in her patients, especially in children and women who are pregnant.
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe? It is safe. Dr. Keough uses special techniques for a pregnant woman’s body to avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen.
Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy? Not only are there structural changes that occur in a woman’s pregnancy, but several hormonal changes that may cause a misaligned spine or joints. During pregnancy, the body produces extra hormones to relax ligaments. This allows for the delivery of a baby, but can also be damaging to your spine. Pregnant woman experience protruding abdomens increased back curves, pelvic changes as well as postural adaptations. All of which can be treated with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy has also show beneficial to the mothers, themselves, like controlling nausea, relieving back, neck or joint pain and possibly reducing the time of labor and delivery.
Children benefit from chiropractic care, too. Your child’s health is as important to you as it is to Dr. Keough. Chiropractic care helps to encourage brain and nerve development and is essential to a child’s overall health and wellbeing. Children who have had troubles with asthma, allergies, digestive problems and even babies with colic have had success with Chiropractic treatments.
- ICPA Advancing the Family Wellness Lifestyle
- Logan College of Chiropractic
- Missouri Chiropractor Association
- American Chiropractic Association
- The Chiropractic Cancer Foundation for Children
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Learn more about the benefits of Chiropractic, when to start treatment and how Chiropractic benefits even children by calling (636) 244-4994 today to schedule your consultation!