Health complaints, also referred to as symptoms, are mainly caused by disturbances in the functioning of the nervous system. Symptoms are the only way for your body to let you know something is wrong. Some forms of pain and discomfort may disappear on their own, with time and self-care, but there may be a more serious underlying issue causing your body to function less optimally. We usually end up masking the pain by taking medication or ignoring the pain all together. Chiropractic addresses the root of the problem.

It is worth mentioning that disturbances in the nervous system are in turn caused by three main categories of stress. These are: Mechanical, chemical and emotional stressors. Mechanical stress is mainly posture related complaints that often arise due to insufficient movement, misalignment or overload. Often this is a result of repetitive one-side work, too much immobility or wrong lifting and bending techniques. Chemical stress arise from the wrong lifestyle habits where smoking, alcohol drinking, medication, pesticides and pollution are major contributors. Emotional stress is often caused by relationship problems, financial concerns, loneliness, work pressure and burn-out.

Usually an isolated event alone is not to blame, but an accumulation of life’s incidence and accidents causing excess strain on the nervous system and if our bodies are unable to adapt in such a heightened stressful environment we develop areas of dysfunction in our spine. Dysfunction of the spine, also known as vertebral subluxation complexes, or subluxations in short puts pressure on the nervous system distorting the communication between the brain and the body, causing it to perform less optimally. This can also lead to a variety of symptoms or disease states. Let's consider a few of the more commonly known symptoms.

Hernia

A normal healthy spine has 24 moveable vertebrae, each working as a team, with the one above and below it. A disc separates the vertebrae and acts like a shock absorber and a spacer for the nerve. The intervertebral discs allows us to bend, flex, twist and move freely without compromising the nerves. If the function of the spine is disrupted we refer to this as a vertebral subluxation complex. Subluxations puts pressure on the nervous system distorting the communication between the brain and the body, causing it to perform less optimally. This can also lead to a variety of symptoms or disease states.

A hernia (Hernia Nucleus Pulposus, HNP) is a bulge of an intervertebral disc. This bulge commonly protrudes out and press on a nerve root, causing pain in the leg, possibly with signs of nerve failure (numbness, weakness). It is not always clear why a hernia arises, but in many circumstances it is a compensatory mechanism due to increased load from subluxations in spinal segments. Hernias often occur at transitional areas such as the lower neck and lower back. These are common areas where increased weight is carried.

Hernias are sometimes related to heavy work, or work in a hunched over position. With that said, hernias are just as prevalent in people with a lack of activity and a lot of sitting. What we know is that the onset of a hernia is a gradual process, even though the complaints can start very suddenly. Hernias are not really hereditary, but they often occur with several family members. This may be due to certain lifestyle habits that increase the chance of a hernia, such as work, smoking, lack of exercise etc.

How to recognize a hernia?

A) Pain or tingling / numbness in a leg, often at the level of the knee;

B) The pain aggravates with coughing, sneezing, squeezing and certain postures;

C) Sometimes there may be a loss of strength in the leg or there will be a foot drop present.

D) Low back pain may be present, but the pain in the leg usually prevails.

Medical emergency: If you have trouble controlling your bladder and / or bowel movement you may have a major herniated disc (intervertebral disc prolapse) causing extreme pressure on respective nerve roots supplying organs. This is referred to as: Cauda Equina Syndrome. Please contact your GP immediately for a referral to a neurologist as this is a medical emergency.

Chiropractic care and Sciatica / Hernia: If you come to the chiropractor at INTER CHIRO for the first time, the chiropractor will take a detailed history of your current health status and the main complaint/s you are having. Then we will explain to you exactly what it is that we do here and what you can expect from the chiropractor. The chiropractor will do a detailed investigation of your spine to see whether or not there are areas of dysfunction or subluxations present. You will always get an explanation of the findings and, with your approval, a treatment can be started after that. Mostly this will happen at the first appointment. If the chiropractor feel that he needs more information, then this will be discussed with you accordingly.

The chiropractic treatment also known as the chiropractic adjustment focuses on disorders in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and the resulting effects it has on your nervous system and overall health. In addition, you will receive practical advice on a lifestyle changes and exercises in order to improve your current health. These are directed at the pillars of health. The chiropractic adjustment lowers the pressure on the nerves helping to speed up the recovery process. The good news is that most hernias can be repaired without surgery, although this may take several months. The goal is to remove increase the space for the nerve and the mobility of the area to reduce nerve irritation. The chiropractic adjustment is usually not painful and is adapted to your circumstances.

 

Sciatica and Hernias are often mistaken for: Sometimes chronic compensatory subluxation patterns are caused due to an injury (ankle, knee, hip, low back, mid back or even the neck) or years of right / left handed dominance. This in turn will lead to chronic compensatory patterns in the soft tissue structures such as the  ligaments, tendons, muscles, joint capsules and connective tissue. Subluxations of the lower back, Pelvic dysfunction, Piriformis syndrome, ITB syndrome, Runner’s knee and Hip capsule contracture are examples of compensatory patterns due to mechanical strain that can, if left to become chronic, be mistaken for sciatica and hernias.

Remember, once nerve communication is disrupted due to subluxations, improper communication between the brain and cells of the body occur. It is important to stop these compensatory patterns early in life so that the body doesn’t become too unadaptable to various stressors and strains of daily life. The chiropractic adjustment is focused on restoring these areas of dysfunction in the spine that leads to improved nerve communication between the brain and the body. In support of this, lifestyle changes as well as exercises are introduced in order to decrease mechanical, emotional and chemical stress on the body and speed up recovery.

Migraines

Features of migraines: Migraines are commonly associated with severe stinging or tingling headache, often on one side of the head. The pain gets worse as time passes and with increased activity. Nausea and vomiting is associated with migraines and you will often have to surrender to the pain. Bright light and/or loud noise is poorly tolerated. Sometimes migraines are preceded by an 'aura'. This is a phenomenon where 30-60 minutes before the headache starts a flash or sparkle is felt and in some cases, you may feel numbness, tingling, or less power on one side of your face or body. The migraine often occurs in attack bouts.

Main causes of migraines: A migraine is most likely caused by the nervous system's action on the blood vessels. Reducing the stress in the nervous system brings about change to the frequency and intensity of attacks. Certain chemical stressors such as wine, chilli, cheese and chocolate can trigger a migraine attack. Similarly mental and emotional stressful situations may do the same. Hormonal changes can also contribute to migraines.

Chiropractic care and migraines:The starting point is to reduce stress in the nervous system by reducing the presence of subluxations in the spine and make sure that nerve communication between the brain and the body is restored. This is done with the chiropractic adjustment and supporting lifestyle changes.  The chiropractor can help to reduce your attacks in frequency and intensity allowing you to get back at living a life filled with energy and vitality. Chiropractic care can reduce your need for medication.

Back Pain

Features of low back pain: Back problems are most common. Almost everybody once in their life has had it. Unfortunately back problems spontaneously reverse within one or two weeks. I say this because although sometimes some back problems may restore happily within a few days, very often the complaints remain or return once again and some cases worse than before. In order to prevent the recovery period from becoming a long and difficult process, it is important to consult a chiropractor on time.

Main causes of back pain: In majority cases of back pain, there is rarely "significant damage" to the spine and surrounding structures and is usually not visible on a X-ray or MRI scan. Back problems usually have a "functional" cause: they occur due to insufficient movement, misalignment or overload and is mainly posture related. These complaints often arise due to insufficient movement, misalignment or overload. Often this is a result of repetitive one-side work, too much immobility or wrong lifting and bending techniques.

Not every backache is the same. The spinal column surrounds and protects the very sensitive nervous system. The 24 moveable vertebrae, intervertebral discs, joint capsules, ligaments, tendons, muscles and connective tissue all play an important role in moving the back. If one or more of these structures are unable to work or distribute the load, other areas will be overstressed and depending on the stress-bearing capacity the body will either adapt or not. Ultimately leading to back pain.

Primarily this occurs due to dysfunction of the spinal column, we call this a vertebral subluxation complex. Subluxations put pressure on the nervous system and distorts communication between the brain and the body, which can make all the aforementioned structures less effective. Although the complaints in different patients often resemble each other, the underlying cause can be very different. It is therefore important to first carefully analyze how the complaints are occurring before effective treatment can be started.

A chiropractic approach to back pain: Through focused examination of the spine the chiropractor locates and corrects these subluxations, taking pressure off the nervous system and ultimately restoring normal communication between the brain and the body. The body can once again self-heal, regulate and maintain health, performing optimally like before.

Neck Pain

Suffering from neck pain greatly affects your functioning at home or at work. Neck pain is a common complaint. It is estimated that 70% of the population is affected with this debilitating condition. Similar to low back pain, if your complaints do not recover automatically, chiropractic can provide a solution.

Features of neck pain: Often the pain experienced is deep, dull and irritating on one or both sides of the neck or on the shoulders. The pain can also be sharp and shooting in nature. You may notice that you might not be able to move your neck as well as before, such as when looking over your shoulder in the car or on the bicycle. Muscles feel tight and sometimes it may even be that you hear a noise while moving your neck, similar to a "gravel path" in the neck. Other complaints you may experience from the neck: headache; dizziness; jaw pain; radiating pain to the arms; tingling in the hands or fingers; eye or concentration problems.

Main causes of neck pain: Neck pain can arise suddenly or develop gradually for various reasons. You might recognize one of the following examples: Incorrect posture behind your desk or clamping the phone between your ear and shoulder; long-term work in the same position or in an awkward position; sitting on an iPad or laptop for extended periods with the neck flexed forward; shoulder shrugs due to cold or stress; wind or air conditioning on the neck or upper back; accidents such as a collision (whiplash) or a falls; burn-out complaints; arthrosis of the neck.

These causes often lead to joints no longer moving well, or in chiropractic terms, being subluxated. This in turn causes more pressure on the nerves that cause compensatory muscle cramping and pain. Remember, once nerve communication is disrupted, improper communication between the brain and cells of the body occur.

Headache

Headache, one of the most common complaints affecting 20% of the Dutch population at least once a week. One may suffer from various types of headache. The most common are: tension headaches and migraines. In addition, you may suffer from cluster headache, hormonal headache or facial pain. Too much pain or caffeine can also cause headache. Do you also have a regular headache? The chiropractor can help.

Tension headache

Features of tension headache: This headache is not serious, but it's annoying. The pain can be exacerbated by stress, sleep deprivation, fatigue or poor posture. The pain often radiates from the neck to the head; the headache is a pressing pain, often felt like a tire around the head; the pain usually occurs on either side of your head or in the neck, but can also be on one side; the muscles of the shoulders, neck and skull edge are often sensitive; The pain may take several minutes to many days to pass; the pain is present, but usually you can continue your daily activities; you may also suffer from loud sounds or bright light.

Causes of tension headache: Although this headache is called "tension headache", it is not always caused by tension. The cause of tension headaches is often due to subluxations in the neck and / or the upper and lower back spinal segments. In turn this will lead to compensatory patterns in other areas of the spine, ligaments, tendons, muscles, joint capsules and connective tissue which will furthermore lead to increased pressure on respective nerves which if the body is not able to adapt to, will possibly lead to muscle tension and headaches. Remember, once nerve communication is disrupted, improper communication between the brain and cells of the body occurs. Therefore the primary thing to do is to restore proper nerve flow to the areas in the body that need it most by removing subluxations.

Chiropractic care and headaches: The chiropractor will take a detailed history of your current health status and your main complaint/s. Then we will explain to you exactly what it is that we do here and what you can expect from the chiropractor. The chiropractor will do a detailed investigation of your spine to see whether or not there are any subluxations present. You will always get an explanation of the findings and, with your approval, a treatment can be started after that. In chiropractic terms the treatment is known as an adjustment. Mostly this will happen at the first appointment. If the chiropractor feel that he needs more information, then this will be discussed with you accordingly and steps will be taken accordingly.

The chiropractic adjustment focuses on disorders in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and the resulting effects it has on your nervous system and overall health. In addition, you will receive advice on a good lifestyle changes in order to improve your current health. Common things we draw attention to at INTER CHIRO are the current stressors in your life, being mechanical, chemical and emotional/mental. In other words we consider your (sleep/work) daily posture, ergonomics, sports, exercise and any nutrition. A healthy lifestyle is essential to minimize these headache problems.

Shoulder Complaints

The shoulder joint is the least well supported joint in the whole body and is therefore commonly the focus of many injuries. We need our shoulders daily and once injured, shoulder complaints can be very obstructive and affect our daily activities.In many cases, the diagnosis bursitis or tendonitis are given and inflammatory inhibitors are either prescribed or injected. These usually have a limited and temporary effect and often damages the body more than it is good for.

Features of shoulder complaints: Depending on the cause shoulder complaints can either start abruptly or become chronic in nature. The pain may be localised or diffused throughout the shoulder and get worse when the arm is used actively above the shoulder height. Sleeping on the affected side may worsen the pain. If the body is not able to deal with the pain within a few days, do not wait for it to become chronic, contact a chiropractor.

Main causes of shoulder complaints: Although diagnosis of osteoarthritis or tendonitis is usually given, it is important to realize that inflammation (normal healing process of the body) does not just occur out of nothing. Shoulder complaints are often the result of poor (work) posture; unilateral activities; overload; trauma; and different movement patterns. Due to such mechanical strain the spine will usually become subluxated and increased tension will be placed on the respective nerves and the nervous system. In reaction to this people are going to move their shoulders differently. A common presentation of this compensation is where the upper back becomes increasingly subluxated, increased rounded (kyphotic) curvature, the shoulder blades slope towards the sides and to the front and therefore the the shoulder joint slide more downward. This increases the risk of impingement of various tendons, ligaments and muscle groups as soon as the arm is moved. The joints begin to run out of the rails, the tension changes on muscles, and some structures shrink or shred. As a result, pain and inflammation can eventually occur. Bursitis and tendonitis are thus the result of shoulder problems, not the primary cause. Correcting the cause is important and that is what chiropractors focus on, not the treatment of the symptoms at hand.

Chiropractic care and shoulder complaints: The chiropractor will determine where the origin of the shoulder complaint is. The neck and upper back will be considered, as these areas have a major influence and is the source of nerve distribution to the shoulders. The chiropractic adjustment removes areas of dysfunction in the spine and shoulders. This allows for proper communication between the brain and the body so that the body can once again heal and function properly. If the spine and shoulders move correctly and nerves are no longer being compressed, tendons and/or bursae will no longer be stressed, the irritation will disappear "naturally". The chiropractor looks beyond shoulder inflammation in the shoulders. The treatment is aimed at reducing dysfunction in the body and support it with necessary exercises and lifestyle changes..

Sciatica

Sciatica is a radiating nerve pain in the buttock and / or leg. Sciatica is not a diagnosis, but a term that describes a symptom or complaint. The name sciatica comes from the name of the nerve: Sciatic nerve. This nerve is as thick as your index finger, forms from the lower back nerve roots and runs through the gluteus muscle along the back of the leg to the calf and foot. If there is too much pressure or pull on the nerve it can get irritated or inflamed. One of the most known causes of sciatica is subluxations and a hernia. Subluxations are accompanied by compensatory musculature which in turn can also lead to sciatica.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, commonly referred to as wear and tear, is a joint disease in which the quality of the cartilage deteriorates. It is part of a normal aging process and therefore occurs to all to a greater or lesser degree. Perhaps you think like many other people who get the diagnosis 'osteoarthritis', there's nothing left to do. Fortunately, this is not true. Although the wearing process can not be reversed, chiropractic care can reduce pain and stiffness and increase functionality of the nervous system and body.

Features of osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is most common in the neck, back, knee or hip. The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is stiffness, especially in the morning. Often this stiffness is accompanied by decreased range of motion of various joint segments. This is also referred to as subluxations, causing nerve interference and in most cases pain. Due to the stiffness and pain many people find it difficult to move, resulting in less and motion of the body is usually more detrimental to the health of that person.

Chiropractic care and osteoarthritis: During the first consultation, the chiropractor will first talk with you to get a good picture of the complaint/s you are experiencing. This often gives a good picture of the possible causes of the complaint. The chiropractor then performs a range of motion assessment that maps your limitations. Sometimes additional information is required, such as an X-ray.  If this may be the case the chiropractor will refer to your general practitioner accordingly.

The chiropractic approach to osteoarthritis is aimed at restoring the normal function of the joints that are subluxated, to relieve nerve tension so that the body can once again continue doing what it is good at, healing itself. The stiffness decreases and excess pressure on the nervous system is reduced allowing the body to become more functional and alive. You can move better and the pain will decrease.

In addition to the treatment, you can also do some things yourself. One of the most important remedies for osteoarthritis is moving in a sensible way. Movement helps to create synovial fluid in the joints so that the joints remain lubricated. Be aware of overactivity as overload can aggravate the complaint. Always discuss with your chiropractor how to best handle this. In the diagnosis 'osteoarthritis', the chiropractor may mean a lot to you. Do not unnecessarily wait long: your nervous system function can improve, your stiffness can be reduced, causing less pain and improved movement.

Sports Injuries

In the Netherlands every year there are between three and four million sports injuries. Some of these are so serious that medical care is necessary, but fortunately, that does not apply to most sports injury. Different sports require different complex motor tasks. Strength, coordination, agility and adaptability are examples of factors that are important to the athlete in order to perform at the top of their game. Since our body is made to move, movement is needed to keep our body fit and healthy.

Over the years overload as well as compensatory patterns can occur. For example, in soccer players common injuries such as low back, hip, knee and ankle injuries with associated recurrent soft tissue damage like hamstring or groin injuries and calf and achilles tendon injuries are common. In order to prevent sports injuries from occurring in the first place, it is important that the body functions as optimally as possible. Athletes that want to perform at the very top of their game and decrease the chances of injuries should contact a chiropractor today. Chiropractic care is focused on the premise that the nervous system needs to be free of any interference in order to perform optimally. Therefore if the body is performing optimally it can adapt in any given situation and circumstances.

Common sports injuries chiropractic care can help with:

Leg length difference (functional)Pelvic instability and tensionOne-sided dominant pelvisPiriformis syndromeNumbness in legsLeg painHip and groin complaintsPrevention of muscle strain and sprain injuriesChronic muscle, tendon and ligament injuriesKnee painRunner’s kneePatella tracking problemsITB syndromeHerniaSciaticaJoint pain in limbsOsteoarthritis of hip, knee, ankle, neck and backRepetitive strain injuryAchilles tendon problemsBursitis DizzinessBalance disordersPain between the shoulder bladesScoliosisNeck painHeadacheMigraineWhiplashNumbness in armsAdhesive capsulitis of the shoulderGolfer's ElbowTennis ElbowWrist painCarpal tunnel syndromeGrowing pains in childrenChiropractic care and sports injuries: Each person’s body has a weak link/s (subluxations), including the body of an athlete. The chiropractor is extremely well trained to search for the weakest link/s in your spine and other body segments and restore it by adjusting the interference. In this way, not only is the place where the pain is felt improved, but also the main underlying area of dysfunction causing nerve interference. The goal is to restore function of the relevant joints and so improving the nerve interferences present. Respective muscle groups, ligaments, tendons, joint capsules and other related soft tissue structures come secondary to improved nerve flow and is also focused upon. Specific exercises to support recovery is considered and lifestyle changes are adjusted accordingly.

Chiropractic and Babies

Like adults, babies can suffer from inconvenience in their prying lives. Because your baby can not indicate the inconvenience, this is expressed in other ways. This causes a lot of unrest in family life, parents are often in the end. A chiropractic treatment can provide a solution. Do you recognize this with your baby? Crying (daytime, at night, during feeding, in a certain attitude); stimulated / restless; Strong clenched fists; Sputtering / reflux Scare quickly; Backrests; Restless sleep Grab the ears or the head Poor tolerance of nutrition. Why does your baby feel bad? Problems with babies are often returned to childbirth. During childbirth, the head achieves a strong 90 degree rotation through the birth canal. If you think about 30 kg of pressure on the head during the passage through the birth canal and thus on the small spine, this is not strange. Also artificial deliveries, such as a delivery with forceps, vacuum or a caesarean section, may be a birth trauma. In these cases, it is necessary that the midwife or gynecologist should turn and pull on the head or neck during birth. As a result, a cervical region (neck) may occur. There is then a movement restriction between two vertebrae in which a nerve disorder occurs. Consequences and symptoms of a birth trauma Nervous system disorders can cause complaints such as colon (intestinal cramps), overheating of the head to one side (preference), a spinal column and Kiss syndrome. Because of these nervous disorders, the baby feels pain and can also affect the immune system. Proper functioning of the nervous system and spinal column is of great importance for the attitude and motor development of newborn babies. In the first months, this is also important for a good suction and mucous membrane. Soft treatment especially for babies The treatment of babies is not comparable to the treatment of adults. The chiropractic treatment of babies consists of gentle printing techniques and mobilization techniques to relieve pressure from a particular vertebra. Babies generally react quickly to the treatments. You can also start early, even a baby of a week old can be treated by a chiropractor. There is no reason to wait as extremely soft techniques are used.

‍Safe for babies Research has shown that a chiropractic treatment of babies is safe. The techniques used are very soft. If your baby is badly in your skin and you have the idea that there is more to it than the normal complaints of a newborn baby, consult a chiropractor. Reference 1. Miller, J. E., Miller, L., Sulesund, A., Yevtuschenko, A., 2009. Contribution of chiropractic therapy to resolving suboptimal breastfeeding: a case series of 114 infants. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics 32 (8): 670-4 2. Marchand, A.M. 2013. A Proposed Model With Possible Implications for Safety and Technique Adaptations for Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Infants and Children. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics 3. Alcantara, J., Ohm, J., Kunz, D., 2009. The safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic: a survey of chiropractors and parents in a practice-based research network. Explore, 5, pp. 290-295.

Chiropractic and Children

During the growing period, children can get physical complaints, for example by racing, dropping or wearing a heavy school bag. Usually, children recover quickly, but if a complaint persists, a chiropractor can judge if he / she can help your child. Practical experience teaches children to refurbish faster than adults. Some possible causes of your child's complaints Children are often reckless: they run, fall and rise again. Not always without any consequences. The wearing of heavy school bags and a bad attitude in the classroom can also be the basis of all kinds of complaints. Your child has a congenital abnormality of the foot, pelvic or spinal column. Your child has already finished baby Had complaints. Complaints caused by one of the above causes do not only affect the lower back but may also affect the ankle, knee, hip, upper back and neck. If these complaints last for a while, vertebrae and other joints will compensate. These compensations can give rise to other / further (pain) complaints. Regularly, people with their children / baby attend a chiropractor with the following complaints: back and neck complaints; headache; Shoulder complaints; Complaints associated with a scoliosis. After anamnesis, physical examination and chiropractic evaluation, the chiropractor will decide whether chiropractic treatments will apply. Appropriate soft treatment The chiropractor treats your child with soft techniques appropriate to age. The treatment is not painful and the chiropractor explains why something is happening. The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to improve the mobility of the vertebral column and restore the function. Also, the chiropractor will give advice on the correct posture and possibly exercise at home that promote the function / recovery of the spine. Sometimes it may be useful to check the spinal column once every six months or a year. Solving complaints at a young age stimulates the development of your child and greatly reduces the chance of similar complaints in the future. Safe for children Children may need chiropractic treatment for a variety of reasons. They often recover faster than mature and usually there is already improvement after some treatments. Because the treatment methods are adjusted to the age of your child and your child has been studied extensively for treatment, the techniques used are extremely safe. Reference Miller, J.E., Phillips, H.J., 2009. Long-term effects of infantile colic: a survey comparison of chiropractic treatment and non-treatment groups. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics, 32 (8), pp. 635-638.

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

During pregnancy you may have back or pelvic complaints. You experience pain around the bump, pubic bone or you have radiant pain to the legs as you walk and over time you also get pain when lying. Hormonal changes are the cause of your complaints These complaints are due to the fact that your muscles and tires are stretching out all the hormonal changes. Your spine and pelvis are less stable. Also, the point of gravity moves from the body, causing more pressure on the spinal column and intervertebral discs. Chiropractic can provide an outcome. Even when you have a big stomach, the chiropractor can treat you well even until just before the due date. The treatments are safe for the unborn baby. A chiropractor treats Basin instability; Sciatica, hernia; Back pain, hip pain, pain in the groin; Neck pain; Muscle cramps; nausea. Chiropractors correct the subluxations of the movement device, thereby creating optimal pacemaker and spine freedom of movement. The pain gets less. Because chiropractic has such an effect on the functioning of the nervous system, chiropractic can also provide results in other areas, for example in extreme nausea. This makes your pregnancy less stressful and your unborn baby can develop optimally. The benefits of chiropractic for pregnancy: Promotes optimal space for the development of the unborn baby through a symmetrical pelvic position; Reduces back, neck and joint pain; Provides a better chance of a proper position of the baby; is a good preparation for a fast delivery; Optimizes healthy pregnancy. Special treatment techniques for pregnancy Chiropractors use special techniques in pregnant women. You can therefore be treated even until the last day of pregnancy. The chiropractic treatment tables are designed to be suitable for pregnant women. In addition, you will also receive exercises that you can do at home. If you are pregnant and have a complaint, chiropractic can relieve your pregnancy. Through chiropractic your unborn baby can develop optimally and prepare for a fast delivery.

Scoliose

A scoliosis is a lateral rupture of the spinal column. The cause of this can be a leg length difference. For example, if the left leg is shorter than the right leg, the pelvis is skewed. As a result, the pelvis on the left side decreases, so that the spinal column tends to the left. To compensate for this, the spine moves back to the right between the shoulder blades and creates a kind of S-bend. This is called a scoliosis. 

Scoliosis in children:  Scoliosis is common for both children and adults. Usually this complaint arises in childhood. The age at which a scoliosis occurs is often between the ninth and thirteenth life years, which is also one of the growth stages of children. A scoliosis can cause low back and neck pain and also pain between the shoulder blades. Sometimes this also involves growth lines.

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