The Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta are celebrating National Women’s Health & Fitness Day since it is the nation’s most prominent annual health advocacy event for women of all ages.
The 2016 event will take place on September 28. This excellent national program—with the participation of local organizations throughout the U.S.—focuses on the importance of regular physical activity and women’s health awareness.
In honor of this cause-worthy event, we’d like to focus our attention on particular issues that affect women’s health.
Males and females have most of the same health concerns, but women also face many health issues that are unique to them or that more severely affect women than men.
Chiropractors have always recognized this, and have developed a wide variety of treatment options especially suited to women’s health needs.
This factor, combined with the fact that most women tend to have a heightened awareness of their physical condition and are used to seeking help from health professionals, results in more women regularly relying on chiropractic care than men.
Women must contend with specific health concerns associated with their physiology. Issues involving the menstrual cycle and pregnancy are centrally important health matters for women. Being pregnant, preparing for pregnancy, and recovering from childbirth are uniquely female indispositions.
Experiencing pain during the menstrual period, as well as chronic pelvic pain, are among the most troublesome conditions that disturb the otherwise healthy lives of many women.
Older women are far more likely than men to develop serious ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis. These are just two age-related problems that women must be aware of and take steps to prevent. Less ominous, but more prevalent, are headaches.
Women may get headaches during pregnancy and menstrual periods, as well as under normal conditions. They are more likely to be troubled enough by headache pain to seek relief.
Similarly, women suffer more often from osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and have a 200 to 300 percent higher chance than men of suffering rheumatoid arthritis.
Chiropractic treatment offers demonstrated relief for many women’s health issues. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to decrease the unpleasantness of dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain.
Numerous back disorders that affect women are addressed and remedied daily, all over the world, by skilled chiropractors, improving their patients’ capacity to cope and to improve.
More and more women have taken an interest in methods for maintaining wellness and general fitness. Chiropractors have considerable knowledge in these areas, and they are eager to share.
Chiropractic wellness programs were particularly well-suited to the needs of pregnant women, new moms, women who are overweight, who are in stressful situations, and others who need to protect their health.
Many women rely on chiropractors because of the caring relationship that develops between patient and doctor, and because of the chiropractor’s effective combination of accurate diagnosis, effective spinal adjustments, exercise and nutritional guidance, and lifestyle counseling.