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Marcia B. Levi, DC
It Is a Woman's World
Optimal Care Chiropractic

It Is a Woman's World

Back in our mother's, or grandmother's day if you're still relatively young, most women were stay-at-home moms, who baked every day, ironed shirts, took care of their many chores, and for some, their many children.

Times have changed and while women are still the “heart of their homes,” life isn't as simple as people would have us believe. In fact, it's downright stressful as today's wives and mothers attempt to be “Super Women,” juggling tasks in their daily schedules and trying to keep those spinning plates up in the air. And all this stress can cause a breakdown in the body's nervous system leading to illness and a less-than optimal lifestyle.

When it comes to health issues and specific conditions, women face some unique challenges just based on their gender alone. They are more prone to certain illnesses and suffer from them at much higher rates than men. Some of these conditions are osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis (chronic inflammation of the joints that can also affect tissues and organs).

On the positive side, women are far more likely than men to seek the help and advice of a health care professional when they suspect there is something not quite right going on in their bodies. Andmany women are embracing non-traditional health care both as a means to stay healthy and to achieve their personal, professional and social goals.

One such health care alternative is safe and all-natural chiropractic care, which helps the body to heal on its own, without the use of potentially risky and dangerous medications and surgeries. In fact, the benefits of chiropractic care have been the focus of many research studies which are easily accessible on the Internet by searching a condition and chiropractic care.

What women's conditions respond particularly well to chiropractic care?

PMS A healthy spine is essential for the health of the female reproductive system. Many women experience a reduction in PMS symptoms, including cramping, bloating and mood swings, when receiving chiropractic care.

Pregnancy Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps to relieve back pain and many women report a more comfortable and easier pregnancy and delivery!

Migraines Many women find that chiropractic care, which removes spinal distortion that can damage the nerves, helps to reduce or even eliminate the recurrence of migraine headaches.

Fibromyalgia Trauma to the neck (the result of whiplash, an accident, a fall, etc.) can cause spinal nerve interference. Chiropractic care can reverse the effects of this trauma and reduce nerve irritation that triggers fibromyalgia pain.

With these and many other conditions, chiropractic care is a safe alternative that can relieve nerve irritation, allowing the body to heal and deal with everyday stressors that often causes the condition to develop in the first place.

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