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Lifestyle Choice

How do you find the right care as a lifestyle choice? People find the rigorous lives that we live are physically and emotionally stressful.

Chiropractic care can be a way of reducing this physical stress. Lifestyle, or maintenance care as referred to, is a lifestyle choice each patient can make dependant on their needs. For some people that have physical jobs such as tradies, truck drivers or office works they may find weekly treatments are best.

Macro/Micro Traumas that may need a lifestyle choice:

Pain initiates from an incident, for which commonly involves a trauma. Macro traumas are big traumas. This can include:

  • Car accidents
  • Falling from a horse
  • Sporting injuriesThis results in a change in the muscle tone and as a result structural alignment. Many people do not get symptoms until months-years after a macro trauma, due to the ongoing change that occurs in the body

Micro trauma’s are smaller traumas that happen repeatedly on a daily basis. This can include:

  • A poor posture
  • Always holding child on one hip
  • Carrying tool belt on one side
  • Leaning in the car whilst driving.The micro traumas, over time can result in one side of the muscles being activated, and likewise the other switched off, causing a muscle imbalance in the body.

In cases like this, making a lifestyle choice of regular adjustments, and likewise exercises may benefit by improving the posture, and building up even muscle tone.

Commonly people find an adjustment every 3-4 weeks may help with their physical stress. During lifestyle or maintenance care, regular chiropractic treatment, and also continued spinal strengthening exercises are given by your chiropractor.

Benefits some patients may report from a Chiropractic treatment include:

  • Reduced stiffness
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved ability to exercises & improved posture.It should be noted the lifestyle or maintenance care is a choice made by the patient.If you have more questions regarding lifestyle/ maintenance chiropractic care from your ¬†Chiropractor, you can contact them directly on [email protected], or alternatively call 4817 3181.


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