women chiropracticAs a woman, you’re juggling a lot – a thriving career, a workout schedule, hobbies, commitments with family and friends, and maybe a little one on the way. You don’t have time for pain, and you need all the energy you can get.

That’s why visiting a chiropractor makes sense for women who want to stay healthy and on the go.

 

“Women manage a lot of responsibilities, both in the workplace and in the home,” says Dr. Heeder, who specializes in chiropractic for women. “They’re often the primary care givers, but they still want to lead active lives. That can cause a lot of stress.”

 

At 36, “Jane” had been successful and happy.

Now, with a 3-month-old baby boy, she was having trouble sleeping, breastfeeding, maintaining her household and going back to her white-collar job. Her stress was high, she was worried, tired and irritable, and that transferred to her baby and her husband. There was no harmony at home or at work. In a very short time under chiropractic care Jane felt better physically, enjoyed more restful sleep, breastfed in comfort, and experienced more energy and greater ease both at home and work. That, too, transferred to her baby and husband. Now, after a few simple adjustments, there was harmony once again.

Chiropractic can help women cope with stress

The stress Jane experienced isn’t unusual and it can be dangerous. Here’s why: stress can manifest in two risk factors — high blood pressure and poor diet – that contribute to heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.

Plus, being in a state of constant stress can also cause pain. Women are more likely to suffer from migraines than men do, and they’re more prone to temporomandibular joint disorders (jaw pain), irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia, according to Dr. Heeder.

Fortunately, chiropractic can increase your body’s ability to adapt to the stressors in your life.

“It’s all about efficiency,” says Dr. Heeder. “Chiropractic raises the efficiency of the nervous system. Think of it this way: you can run a marathon in high heels or you can run it wearing tennis shoes. You can drive a car at 60 mph in first gear or in fourth gear. Which is more efficient?”

Chiropractic adjustments help the body work with greater ease. You’ll have more energy to do everything you want to do, from taking care of your family to going for that big promotion.

“We can’t eliminate the stressors in our life,” Dr. Heeder says, “but we can increase body’s ability to cope with that stress.”

Pregnancy: Chiropractic for more comfortable, faster deliveries

As you know, pregnancy radically changes a woman’s body. Her growing belly moves her center of gravity forward and causes the lower back to arch. The tension also increases in the upper back and between the shoulder blades as she compensates to keep her head upright and eyes level. Pregnant women often suffer from lower back pain, sciatica and headaches.

Chiropractic can help restore your natural state of balance but also increase your comfort level. It can also help the baby get into the proper birth position. And it can even shorten your labor time, according to a study on chiropractic and pregnant women.*

Dr. Harry holds the advanced Webster Certification, which is given to doctors who have completed a course in identifying and correcting specific misalignments that can restrict the woman’s pelvis and uterus.

“The Webster technique can be used at any time, and its main benefit is to ensure that the woman’s pelvis is properly aligned, thereby allowing the uterus freedom and the developing baby all the room it needs to turn into the proper birthing ­ position,” says Dr. Heeder. “Regular chiropractic care helps maintain uterine ligament flexibility and pelvic balance, thereby helping to promote easier labor and shorter delivery times.”

Not only that, but a 1987 study showed that chiropractic care in the third trimester can make the delivery much more comfortable for women.** And it can reduce the need for painkillers.***

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*Fallon J. The Effect of Chiropractic Treatment on Pregnancy and Labor: A Comprehensive Study. Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic, 1991:24-31

**Henderson, I. (M.D.). American Medical Association records released in 1987 during trial in U.S. District Court Northern Illinois Eastern Division, No. 76C 3777. May, 1987.

***Frietag, P. (M.D., Ph.D.). Comparing results of two neighboring hospitals. U.S. District Court Northern Illinois Eastern Division, No. 76C 3777, May 1987.

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