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Posted on 05-17-2017

6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chiropractic Care in Naperville

While most people have some idea of the basics of what a chiropractor does – giving chiropractic adjustments – many are surprised to discover just how many ways chiropractic care can help with recovery from injuries and general good health. Chiropractic care and associated therapies are appropriate for people from all walks of life and individuals involved in a wide variety of pursuits.

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Children, athletes, pregnant mothers, outdoor enthusiasts and all types of workers – from construction to office work, chiropractic care can provide much-needed relief and lay the foundation for good health.

Fact #1 – Professional Teams & Athletes Use Chiropractic

Athletes, ranging from weekend warriors to professionals, use chiropractic care to get relief from acute and chronic sports injuries. All 32 professional football teams in the U.S. include chiropractic care as part of their treatment regimen, while 28 professional baseball teams use chiropractic care as well. These professionals and their trainers appreciate the benefits offered by chiropractic care, which can deliver effective treatment for a wide variety of injuries and reduce the need for prescription pain medications as a result.

Chiropractic care can help with:

  • Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Spasms or Strains
  • Knee Pain
  • Contusions
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Tendonitis

A skilled chiropractor can often provide immediate relief from the pain and discomfort of a sports injury, and can provide treatment options that will encourage your body’s own healing processes. Beyond treating the immediate injury, we can also help you to learn healthier ways to move that can aid in avoiding injury in the future.

Chiropractic Care is Beneficial for Active Kids and Young Athletes

Active kids and young athletes may appear to be more durable than their older counterparts, but in reality they are still prone to injury. Left untreated, these injuries can cause problems for years to come.

Our team is licensed to treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system for both adults and children. We can provide advice on sports training, nutrition and injury prevention for young athletes to ensure you are doing everything you can to encourage good health during training, competition and over the long-term.

Fact #2 – Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat Backpack Pain & Tech Neck for Kids & Teens

The American Chiropractic Association indicates that children and teens are suffering from back and neck pain much earlier than they used to. While there can be many causes of such pain, there are some obvious causes that parents can consider at the start, including backpacks and handheld devices. Fortunately, chiropractic care can be quite effective for treating backpack pain and tech neck, and we can offer some advice on how to minimize further damage.

Backpack Pain

A study was conducted in Italy that found children were carrying backpacks with a considerable amount of weight in them relative to the size of the child. Researchers found that the average child carried the equivalent of a 29-pound load for a 132-pound woman, and a 39-pound load for a 176-pound man. Such heavy loads, day after day – and often slung over a single shoulder, can cause real problems for children.

Tech Neck

We all spend too much time staring at our phones, but younger people in general use their devices all day, every day. The posture of tilting their heads forward to look at the screen can cause strain and injury over long periods of time. The problem used to be called “text neck”, but today we do more than text, leading to the adoption of a the new term, “tech neck”.

Treatment and Training

We can provide treatment for existing injuries to give relief from pain and discomfort, and we can examine the conditions that are causing the injury to help your child or teen avoid further injury. A few small changes can make a big difference.

Fact #3 – Chiropractic Care Can Help With Common Work-Related Injuries

While work-related injuries can happen at any job, more and more office workers are discovering that even sitting at a desk all day can cause serious damage to the body.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is most often treated by medical doctors using surgery or anesthesia, but chiropractic care can provide a non-invasive and often more effective solution. Research has pointed to the upper back as the source of the pain that results from carpal tunnel syndrome – the same area that chiropractors target for patients experiencing carpal tunnel. By realigning the spine and relieving pressure on the nerves, we can often get you relief without the need for surgery.

Pain From Poor Posture and Bad Ergonomics

When you come to us with back pain or neck pain, we will look for the causes in your everyday life – particularly at work. Poor posture and bad computer ergonomics can often be at the root of back pain, so in addition to treating your injuries, we will also give you advice on how to design your work space and improve your posture to prevent further injury.

Fact #4 – Chiropractic Care Can Help Pregnant and New Mothers

We are trained to provide chiropractic care to pregnant and new mothers. Pregnancy and the day-to-day tasks associated with taking care of a new baby can be hard on the body, so it can be beneficial to get chiropractic care to maintain the health of your spine, discs, nerves and body.

Prenatal Care

Chiropractic care can help maintain a healthy pregnancy and encourage an easier labor and delivery. Adjustments can keep your spine and pelvis in alignment, relieving pressure on discs and nerves and ensure optimal fetal positioning.

Exercising with a Baby

Getting exercise is important for new mothers and their babies, but it can be challenging to learn how to exercise with a baby. We can help with any discomfort or injury you sustain while exercising, and we can help your baby feel better as well.

Fact #5 – Chiropractic Care Can Help With Common Outdoor Activities

Everyone should get outside regularly and take in fresh air while getting some exercise. Common outdoor tasks like yard work, gardening and shoveling snow are not only good for you, they help you keep your home functional and beautiful. Of course, you also have to be careful not to hurt yourself. We can help, both with any injuries you sustain and in learning better ways to move to protect your body.

Yard Work

Mowing, edging, bending down, getting back up, raking leaves – it takes a lot to keep your yard looking good. If you are experiencing pain from yard work, let us know and we will be happy to provide effective treatments and training in safe movement.

Gardening

Keeping a beautiful and healthy garden means getting down on your hands and knees and getting dirty. We want to encourage safety while you garden, so please talk to us about exercises and stretches you can do to make sure you are well-prepared for digging, planting, raking, weeding and more.

Winter Activities – Shoveling Snow, Skating & Skiing

Winter offers unique outdoor opportunities – along with regular hard work when the snow falls. We want you to be able to tackle it all and come out on top. Whether you are dealing with an injury or you just want to be in the best shape to get all your tasks in, let us know.

Fact #6 – Chiropractic Care Delivers Numerous Benefits

Chiropractic care offers a lot of benefits you may not be aware of, including:

  • Improved posture, joint motion, physical function, nerve communication and performance
  • Relief from pain – back, neck, leg, knee, foot, ankle, arm, wrist, shoulder, elbow and tension disorders
  • Relief from arthritis, bursitis, joint discomfort and chronic injuries
  • Reduced stress and better health

Want to Learn More? Contact Your Naperville Chiropractor Today!

We are ready to help you feel better and lead a healthier life. Please contact us, your Naperville chiropractic team, to schedule an appointment. Call 630-983-1805 today to get all the benefits that come from quality chiropractic care.

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