While smoking may not cause back pain, it certainly does not help it.
Smoking has been shown to contribute to hypertension or high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, high blood cholesterol and now studies are turning to how these conditions are contributing to back pain. Because smoking suppresses the oxygen supply in your blood, muscles and structures in the back which rely on a steadily refreshing supply of oxygen don’t get the right amount and this can cause problems including hampering their ability to rebuild and repair and helping them to drain waste products such as lactic acid.
Back pain is a less-thought of consequence of smoking
Fetal positioning is one of the most important elements of a healthy pregnancy
Chiropractic is an important aid for mothers seeking an easier pregnancy. At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we mitigate the severity of pain caused by minor discomforts that are so standard in pregnancy, including lower back pain and sciatica. During the first two trimesters, we help to create a nurturing environment for the child to grow. By maintaining pelvic balance and the proper alignment of the spine through the sacrum, we contribute to optimal space for the baby to develop and contribute to the best possible chance for a fetus to get in a conducive position for birth.
Postpartum care is vital
After the tumult of pregnancy and childbirth, and the joy of acclimatizing to life with a new child, your body is looking at an uphill battle to return to its pre-pregnancy state of equilibrium. A woman’s body goes through more hormonal and physical change than at any other point in life during pregnancy, it is important to focus on your body after the dust has settled.
Chiropractic is an important part of postpartum care
Throughout pregnancy, the hormone relaxin remains elevated in order to loosen ligaments and make way for the passage of the baby. Levels of relaxin remain elevated for up to eight months after pregnancy and blood flow is limited to the ligaments which are attempting to tighten up.
Chiropractic care is important for prospective mothers
At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we specialize in providing chiropractic care for mothers-to-be during all stages of the pregnancy. Our primary goal is to provide you with a high level of care that will:
- Keep the mother happy and her immune system optimal
- Preventing the standard aches and pains of pregnancy
- Create a nurturing environment for the child to grow
- Lessen the chance for surgical intervention during delivery
- Prevent dystocia
Chiropractic is a useful tool for relaxation
Think about the scope of subconscious movements that your spine undergoes in a given week and you will quickly realize that it is an unquantifiable value. Every single movement has a given outcome and the majority result in general wear and tear that slowly accumulates over the years. Below we have brainstormed common outcomes of regular chiropractic therapy.
What could feel better than:
- Less muscle tension
- Reduced stress
- A better functioning immune system
- Less trouble sleeping
- More flexibility and less chance of causing yourself pain
- Increased endurance
How do we encourage such relaxation?
- Chiropractic adjustment: to restore your spine to proper alignment, alleviate pressure on nerves, improve range of motion and mitigate pain.
- Chiropractic mobilization: to restore and enhance joint function
- Trigger point therapy: to break up knots of muscle tension.
- Attention to muscles: to improve elasticity and improve circulation.
- Stretching to relieve muscle tension
Your chiropractic specialists in the Fremont area
When your body feels good, your brain responds. Levels of the stress hormone cortisol fall while dopamine and serotonin, two hormones responsible for mood and motivation are released; the end result is a replenished immune system. If you are interested in finding out more about the power of chiropractic to influence relaxation, give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment today.