Why should the whole family have chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a proven method to affect overall nervous system function and health, without the need for invasive procedures or medications. Through correct alignment of the spine, the nervous system is allowed to perform without interference and the body is able to reach its full potential. Every member of the family can achieve optimal health. Chiropractic care is proven safe and effective for every age group, from infants to the elderly.  Regular chiropractic care can be an effective form of healthcare that can reduce dependency on prescription drugs, alleviate the symptoms of a variety of ailments, and boost energy.

At The Body Chiropractic, we want to see your entire family live a full, healthy life, and inspire others to take control of their health.

Chiropractic for Children

family-health-illusPediatric Chiropractic care for children as they age creates a solid foundation of continued health and nervous system function that will lead to better growth, healthier development, and an improved life. Like adults, a child undergoes a great deal of stress on their spine. Regular playtime activities, youth athletics, or just rough housing can put their spine out of alignment and affect their nervous system function.

With regular care at The Body Chiropractic, a child can keep their spine in ideal alignment, no matter what may come. Through excellent spinal health and optimum nervous system function children will have improved sleep, fewer behavior problems, and better overall development. Regular chiropractic care is perfectly safe for developing children and recommended to keep them at the peak of health.

Chiropractic for Seniors 

As we age, our bodies begin to break down. As the spine begins to degenerate, the cartilage between each vertebra becomes worn due to long-term spinal misalignment, and may lead to nervous system dysfunction. Through regular chiropractic care, the elderly can help mitigate many of the symptoms common to growing older and live a healthier life. They will see greater mobility, allowing them to live on their own safely and for a longer period of time. This will keep them out of the nursing home and close to the people that love them.

Geriatric chiropractic care serves to provide longevity and energy by correcting any misalignment in order to keep the nervous system functioning at its best possible performance. Through regular geriatric chiropractic care for seniors, patients may see a lesser dependence on prescription drugs, an increase in energy, and the occurrence of fewer health problems. It is Dr. Kristina Portillo and Dr. Brett Anderson’s mission to take care of all ages along the Wasatch Front.

Pregnancy can be one of the greatest joys in life, yet for some it can be one of the hardest to achieve. If you feel as though you have exhausted all of your fertility options, or if you just aren’t sure what to do, chiropractic care can be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Chiropractic and Pregnancy 

As with all things chiropractic, a nervous system that isn’t functioning at its peak can cause multiple issues relating to fertility. With appropriate alignment of the spine, the nervous system can return to its natural function and give your body a better chance at fertility.

Pre-conception care can create a healthy body with greater uterine function and regular menstruation. By ensuring the body is best prepared to receive a baby, it can increase the chances of conception and a healthy pregnancy to follow.

After conception, consistent chiropractic care during the course of your pregnancy can increase the mother’s balance, alignment, and flexibility, which can make carrying the baby easier and more pleasant. Also, the preventative care to keep the spine well aligned can keep the nervous system function at its best and can alleviate many of the secondary symptoms of pregnancy such as morning sickness, aches, pains, and swelling.

During labor and delivery, mothers who have received consistent chiropractic care have said the birth was much less traumatic, experiencing well-timed contractions with a far easier and shorter delivery.

Post-natal chiropractic care can help to correct pelvic distortion caused during childbirth, helping a mother’s energy return quickly and last longer.

Chiropractic for Newborns 

Birth is a traumatic experience for a new bundle of joy. Any number of issues can arise through the misalignment of the newborn spine, such as difficulty breastfeeding, colic, asthma, digestive issues, and some behavioral problems.

Pediatric Chiropractic can improve all the functions to help baby turn its head during feedings, optimally digest food, and increase immune function.

Correction of misalignment and stressed spine in infants will reduce the risk of illness and other disorders common in infants that result from the trauma of birth. With the immune system operating at its peak, the baby will be stronger and healthier.