Chiropractors have been caring for children’s spines for more than 100 years. Many common childhood ailments may respond to this safe, natural form of health care. More and more parents – especially those who are already chiropractic patients themselves – are seeking chiropractic care for their children. A child has many physical stresses to deal with during their growing years.
Repeated stresses can lower the efficiency of the musculoskeletal system, alter proper movement in the joints or reduce the elasticity of muscles and tendons, producing strain of ligaments and irritation of nerves. It is possible that you may have ignored the signs of tiredness or even pain carrying on with your sport for too long without treatment, now to find yourself with a chronic injury.
We are all familiar with the term “arthritis”. Arthritis affects 1.9 Million Australians. Most of us know people who suffer from arthritis. In fact, many of the musculo-skeletal symptoms that we personally experience may actually be signs of osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a degenerative condition that affects the joints.
So what can our physicians do to help? By performing gentle but specific adjustments to the neck and upper back we restore the normal alignment and function of the vertebrae in the neck, which removes the tension that causes headache and migraine symptoms.
When neck pain is caused by muscle strain, you may have aches and stiffness that spread to the upper arm and forearm. Shooting pain that spread down the arm into the hand and fingers can be a symptom of a “pinched nerve” or nerve entrapment in the neck.
Lower back pain, being an extremely debilitating condition, needs to be treated at the earliest possible time. It is recognised that care of lower back pain should be sought within the first month of the pain showing itself to be most effective.
Our lives can bring activities and sports that can result in some common injuries involving the shoulder. Sports such as tennis, golf, swimming, soccer, wake-boarding or water skiing and even home maintenance work can all cause shoulder problems.