Women face a number of specific healthcare concerns and challenges because their bodies are designed differently than men. A woman’s body experiences hormonal fluctuations, and has a unique physiology that enables her to bear children.
Women have specific health care concerns
Many young women encounter headaches, backaches, bloating, and swelling, due to hormonal fluctuations associated with their menstrual cycles. Women also experience postural changes, weight gain, and fallen arches of the feet during pregnancy. Once the arches of the feet have been affected, these women often face hip and knee problems later in life because their feet no longer absorb the shock of routine walking as well as they used to.
Many women are active caregivers, providing daily for the needs of their families, friends and loved ones. Ongoing stress of a demanding schedule may cause muscle tightness and fatigue. As a woman ages, pressure on the nerves to the gallbladder may negatively impact digestion, causing gas and bloating. Pressure on the nerves to the thyroid gland can slow metabolism, resulting in weight gain. Women struggle with obesity and diabetes more often than men. Women are now experiencing increased risk of mid-life stroke and heart attack. Older women have a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis than men.
Protect your health
Adequate amounts of rest, a healthy diet, and a physician-approved exercise program are essential for maintaining health. As a preventative measure, chiropractic care can strengthen and maintain overall body function and efficiency.
How chiropractic treatment can help
Chiropractors offer conservative treatments, therapies, and exercises that do not involve drugs or surgery. Doctors of chiropractic often perform physical and neurological examinations, orthopedic examinations, and postural analysis in order to better understand the needs of each patient. Chiropractic works by removing nerve pressure and interference, re-establishing proper posture and bone alignment, and restoring normal function.
Our female patients have been treated for:
- Migraines, tension headaches, and allergy / sinus headaches
- Low back pain (also with pregnancy)
- Foot pain / plantar fasciitis following pregnancy
- Whiplash injuries and neck pain (female necks are not as thick and muscular, making women more susceptible to whiplash traumas)
- PMS and dysmenorrhea
- Menopause and other hormone-related symptoms
- Urinary tract and yeast infections
- Arm pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Gall bladder, thyroid and weight loss
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
About the author:
Dr. Brian Broskoskie is a chiropractor at Results Chiropractic Center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He is a graduate of Sherman College. Follow him on Twitter and be sure to LIKE his Facebook Fan page for daily health, exercise, nutrition, wellness, chiropractic tips and much much more!