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International Women's Day: How Chiropractic Care Benefits Women's Health

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March 8, 2022, is International Women’s Day, a global recognition of the achievements of women, and an opportunity to open dialogue regarding the challenges women face and advance causes such as equality and access to health services. We are committed to protecting and improving the health and wellness of women and girls in our community with education, information, choice, and access to top-quality health services. We are passionate about facilitating and supporting women as they manage their own health and wellbeing. Shephard Health has a mission to provide personalized, comprehensive health services with treatments such as Active Release Technique, Massage Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation, and Chiropractic Care.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care For Women

What is Chiropractic Care?
There are many different techniques used in chiropractic care and your chiropractor will personalize a treatment plan that targets your areas of concern and goals for wellness. A chiropractic adjustment is a skilled, non-invasive, gentle manipulation of controlled movements focusing on the musculoskeletal system. Your chiropractor will use their hands or chiropractic tools to reposition and restore function. A chiropractic treatment can relieve pain, heal injury, and increase flexibility and range of motion.

How Can Women Benefit From Chiropractic Care?

  • Chiropractic care can treat everyone for a variety of conditions such as: 
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Wrist pain
  • TMJ pain
  • Spine and rib pain
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Knee injuries
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Workplace-related injuries
  • Acute and chronic injuries

But there are some unique benefits to women’s health. Here are some of the ways chiropractic care supports women’s overall health.

Reproductive Health
Adjustments can help ease lower back pain and nerve restrictions during pregnancy, but also after childbirth. The extra weight carried at the front of the body can cause imbalance and put pressure on the spine. Pregnancy hormones cause joint laxity, causing aches and pains. Chiropractic care has also been shown to ease pelvic pain women may experience during the menstrual cycle. 

Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can aid in pelvic floor health for women of all ages, facilitating easier vaginal birth and reducing incontinence.

Aging
A common condition that appears as we age is Osteoarthritis, an inflammatory condition that affects bone, cartilage, ligaments, and muscles. Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, and impaired mobility. Women are four times more likely to suffer with this condition. Chiropractic care is shown to improve the strength and health of bones, joints and muscles, ease pain, and restore function and mobility. 

Chiropractic care is also shown to support the health of the nervous system, improving transmission of vital signals along nerve pathways. This can release nerve restrictions that may impair other systems and improve overall health.

Stress
Stress is not a concern that is unique to women. But many women struggle with finding balance between family, community, career, and self-care. There is a correlation between the spine, the nervous system, and mental health. The holistic nature of chiropractic care focuses on a mind-body connection. This means that chiropractic treatment is designed to ease your physical pain and stress, facilitate self-care and overall health, and thereby ease your emotional stress as well.

Chiropractic Care In Support Of Women’s Wellbeing At Shephard Health

Chiropractic care supports the whole health of women through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal impairments. It aims to treat injuries and pain using various techniques with a focus on the nervous system and holistic healing. Chiropractic care can benefit the overall health of everyone, but offers unique benefits to women of all ages. To explore how chiropractic care can benefit you or how you can combine multiple modalities of treatment to achieve comprehensive wellness and pain-free living, book your complimentary consultation now.

Dr. Shephard is one of Calgary’s Top 3 Rated Chiropractors. He and the team at Shephard Health use a variety of treatment modalities to relieve pain, restore movement and mobility, and achieve overall health and wellness at our NW Calgary clinic in Kensington. The Shephard Health team has over 20 years of experience in services ranging from Chiropractic Care and Spinal Decompression Therapy to Active Release Technique and Massage. We are committed to providing personalized treatment solutions to our patients through education and with thoughtful care and experienced competence. We offer a no-obligation, complimentary consultation to assure you that we are the right team to help you achieve your goals for complete wellness and pain-free living. Call us at 1-403-543-7499 or fill out the form to book your appointment.

FAQ

Q: Are you accepting new patients?
A: Our team at Shephard Health is always accepting new patients. We are available to consult with everyone interested in exploring the benefits of Chiropractic Care to address health concerns and pursue alternative or complementary treatments.

Q: Do I need a referral to see a Chiropractor?
A: You do not need a referral to meet with our team. Simply call our office to book your complimentary consultation and begin your journey to wellness.

Q: Do you have a list of patient references?
A: We are proud to have helped many Calgarians achieve health and healing. You can see what patients, past and present, have to say about their experience with us here.

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