If you thought the chiropractor is only a doctor to see for back or neck troubles, think again. Drs. Janelle Dong MacBay and Derek Macbay (pictured above) of Pinnacle Chiropractic explain why this type of care may be suitable for almost any age, even children.
Chiropractic is an alternative medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. But it’s not just for fixing spinal and pelvic problems. Here are some other possible health benefits by age:
Spinal development and elongation occurs in the first year of a child’s life, with brain growth and the expansion of the nervous system occurring within the first three years. The best time to examine your child at the chiropractor’s is around his or her developmental milestones, as the most amount of movement occurs within these first few years.
Children of this age range can most often be found bent over an electronic device or by the weight of heavy school bags, which may affect their posture in the long run. Competitive sports and dance can help relieve some of the academic stress your child may face and keep them fit and healthy, and chiropractic care may help with their posture as well as other potential benefits.
This is when you typically transition into the work force. At this time, chiropractic claims to help you manage work and relationship stress and can be helpful with the physical strains of working at a deskbound job.
Chiropractic is said to help boost your energy levels so you can keep up with your active kids while also helping your ailing parents. In addition, it’s great for mummies-to-be, as chiropractic is believed to help balance the alignment within the spine and pelvis to create more space for your baby to sit in an optimal position.
60s and above
Many feel that this stage of life is too late for those who want better health, but many chiropractors tend to disagree. Chiropractic care claims to help lessen pain and increase freedom of movement for people within this age bracket, so they can better keep up with their grandchildren.
By Hazel Joanne Vincent de Paul, The Finder, March 2016
Helmed by Drs. Janelle Dong MacBay and Derek MacBay, Pinnacle Chiropractic can help at each of these life stages and also off ers spinal and postural screenings, nutritional counselling, corrective exercises and lifestyle advice. Call to make an appointment.