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When to See a Chiropractor

Many people often think that they only need to see a chiropractor when they have a back or neck pain, but the truth remains that regular visits to a chiropractor is vital to maintaining sound health and fitness. Everyday events such as improperly lifting of an object, sleeping in the wrong position, or poor posture can put strain on the spine and cause subluxation, which leads to your body being unbalanced. Regular visits to a chiropractor can help to keep your spine, which has over 24 moveable vertebrae, properly aligned and healthy.

Additionally, there are other times when visiting a chiropractor that may be necessary to remain healthy. Pregnant women should definitely plan to visit a chiropractor during the pregnancy period to relieve stress on the framework of the body from the additional weight of the maturing baby. These visits can help to lower the incidences of pain in the lower back and between the shoulder blades that pregnant women often experience. Additionally, the headaches and nausea that often accompany the pregnancy period can be minimized or even eliminated with regular visits to the chiropractor.

Following birth, the infant should be checked by a chiropractor to detect any spinal problems that might have occurred during birth. If problems to the spine or neck are left uncorrected after birth, vertebral subluxation may negatively affect the delicate spinal cord and nerves that control the muscles and organs. In some cases, deformity to the spinal column can occur.