Women's Health Services
Today's woman faces a more intimidating set of health and wellness challenges than ever before. In addition to the biological, physical, mental and emotional demands of womanhood and motherhood, the hectic pace imposed by a busy career requires that women to take the best possible care of their bodies. At Crain Chiropractic & Wellness in Salado, we place a special emphasis on women's health issues even as we continue to treat all members of your family.
Health and Wellness Care for Women
A woman's hormone levels can rise and fall dramatically during the normal course of a menstrual cycle, resulting in cramps, bloating and emotional issues which in extreme cases manifest themselves as PMS. Your central nervous system routes the chemical messages that make these symptoms occur -- and a misalignment in your spinal column can cause these nerve signals to go haywire, exaggerating or prolonging your menstrual symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment restores your natural spinal alignment, enabling nerves to function normally. It also helps to ease the muscle tension caused by (and contributing to) monthly discomfort.
The drastic physical changes that occur during pregnancy bring their own share of women's health issues. The extra weight shifts your body out of its normal alignment, putting pressure on your spine and frequently causing backaches and muscle strain. Nerve pressure in the lumbar region can cause sciatica, resulting in pain or tingling down one leg. You may also experience uncomfortable swelling in the joints and lower extremities. We can perform gentle adjustments and pregnancy massage to relieve many of these symptoms and help you have a healthier, easier pregnancy.
Lifestyle stresses make their own special impact during a woman's active years. Today's women must juggle career demands and motherhood, two full-time occupations that can conspire to create back pain, tension headaches, muscle pain and other stress-related hazards. Periodic spinal adjustment and massage can help keep these symptoms at bay and enable you to relax and enjoy your busy life more fully. Women are also more vulnerable than men to Salado chiropractor treats womens health issuesfibromyalgia, a chronic pain ailment afflicting multiple points on the body. Our treatments can help relieve fibromyalgia symptoms.
The transition from menstruation to menopause can once again disrupt your physiological and emotional life. As your body reshuffles the biochemical deck by depriving you of estrogen, you may experience hot or cold flashes, anxiety, neck or back pain and headaches. Regular spinal adjustments can prove highly useful in reducing the discomforts caused by this change of life. Maintaining a healthy spinal alignment can also help you fight osteoporosis, a leading health problem among older women.
If you live in Salado and seek a chiropractor who has the skills and experience to help you through any and all women's health issues, our own Dr. Crain will be happy to serve your needs and those of your entire family. From pregnancy care to post-menopausal issues to weight loss and nutrition, we make it our business to keep women well!