During pregnancy there are changes in the centre of gravity of a woman´s body, the pelvis opens and the low back arch increases. Along with weight gain and other physiological changes, pregnancy can put more pressure on organs and the spine.
The foetus moves down into the pelvis, which can be accompanied by discomfort in the low back, pelvis and legs. This can be associated with the stretching of the pelvic ligaments in preparation for birth. The nerves to the uterus, the pelvic floor muscles and the sciatic nerve originate from the lumbar spine and sacrum.
A vertebral column free of interference, as well as improved flexibility and stability can help with a healthy pregnancy and a healthy birth.
Both chiropractors and osteopaths can help with the discomforts of pregnancy whilst helping to prepare the body for a smooth delivery for mum and baby.
At clinica QO we use safe and natural methods to help women during pregnancy and after their new baby is born.
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Insomnia is any sleep disorder. Correcting this symptom is very important for the quality of life of the individual, since rest affects the mood, character, and mood of the person; besides being very important for health.
Neck and shoulder pain is another common problem, by which people come to our clinic.
The definitive test to know if there is a herniated disk, is an MRI, because with an X-ray, we would only see the bone and not the soft tissue. In the MRI report, your doctor can describe the hernia in several ways: left lateralized hernia, right lateralized hernia, central hernia, or paracentral hernia.
Low back pain or lumbalgia is a term that describes any pain in the lower back. The chiropractic and osteopathic structural treatment that we offer in Clínica QO contributes to reduce the pain of low back pain.
The body uses rest to repair itself and recover. If he can not rest well, he begins to accumulate tensions, and the systems of the body begin to decay. A person can spend more time without food than without rest.
The nervous system is divided into two parts: brake and accelerator (we speak of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system). The accelerator is active when we are awake and we need to do things, instead, the brake is activated by digestion, relaxation and rest. Failing to sleep indicates dysfunction in your body’s ability to adapt between these two states.
Chiropractic and Osteopathy, help to balance “the brake and accelerator” of the body, so that when the night comes, the person can sleep well and rest, his body recovers, and can complete all the functions of restoration and recovery of proper way.
Insomnia is a problem that is related to some diseases, such as fibromyalgia. Insomnia is a symptom in which people experience rapid improvement with our treatment. When returning to sleep well, the body repairs the tissue, and recovery, then, is usually quite fast.
Stress is another very common problem in our society. The regulatory treatment of the nervous system helps people to better carry stress in their lives.
Stress ages and wears the person physically. Although stress is a problem different from insomnia, a person very stressed, does not usually rest well, creating a vicious cycle, which Chiropractic and Osteopathy help to break.
Insomnia and stress are identified as symptoms of many diseases. Some examples are: respiratory problems, heart problems, headaches, blood pressure, premature aging, panic attacks, depression, fibromyalgia, neck and shoulder pain, among many others.
At Clínica QO we correct the dysfunction in the body, so that the patient improves, and can reduce the consumption of drugs.
With the treatment we offer, we obtain two things clinically proven, which are: the reduction of pain, which are characteristic of fibromyalgia, and the fact that the person begins to sleep better. If the patient manages to rest properly, then the body normalizes all its functions in a completely natural way, seeing an improvement in their health and quality of life.
Neck and shoulder pain are both common problems that can improve with osteopathic treatment or chiropractic care.
Neck pain can be caused by problems in the spine that also cause headaches, dizziness and vertigo. We examine and treat the spine to reduce muscle tensions that contribute to neck and shoulder pain.
Osteopathy and Chiropractic seek to provide a more long lasting solution by taking a more global approach to eliminate the cause.
Posture is important! Shoulders can become rounded with the neck sticking forwards and so losing its natural healthy curve. This can accelerate disc degeneration and arthritis.
Accidents (no matter how long ago), falls and whiplash are some of the things that may affect the shoulders and neck. A person, who has worn a neck collar following a whiplash injury should get themselves checked. This is because whiplash injuries can weaken the muscles supporting the neck and speed up the degeneration process. Remember that degeneration/ arthritis cannot be reversed!
The first thing that needs to be determined is the cause of the low back pain. The probabilities suggest that it will likely be of uncomplicated and mechanical origin, which is a relatively good thing. However, we need to rule out other less likely and serious causes of low back pain before we start treatment.
That is why both our osteopath and chiropractor conduct a thorough health history and physical examination of each of their patients. Some patients might need xrays. Once we have gathered all the information we need about your health we can explain exactly what the problem is and get started with treatment.
Low back pain, like any other symptom, is a warning that something is wrong so don’t ignore it. Get it checked out! We can help correct the cause of the low back pain so the body can heal itself. This should make you feel better, keep you well and enjoy a good quality of life.
Headaches and migraines can greatly improve with chiropractic and osteopathic care. At our clinic we look to correct the cause rather than mask the symptoms.
Headaches can be caused by blood vessels in the brain, irritated nerves of the neck and referred pain from the muscles of the neck and shoulders.
The position and flexibility of the pelvis and back can also be related to headaches as they can have a knock on effect in the neck, which can trigger the symptoms. At clinica QO we look at the spine, nervous system and the person as whole to help restore proper body function. When your spine is in good condition you are less likely to suffer with headaches, migraines and better able to express health overall.
Many of our patients tell us that they are tired of taking painkillers to alleviate their headaches. If you feel the same way then come and speak to us for advice on how you could get rid of headaches in a natural way.
Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curve of the spine that often looks like an S shape when viewed from the back. It is more common in girls than boys.
Xrays are done to confirm the presence of a scoliosis and to measure how many degrees of curvature it has. After skeletal maturity scoliosis advances more slowly or not at all but mechanical alterations of the joints caused by a scoliosis can influence spinal degeneration (arthritis) throughout the individual’s life.
The most common symptom patients report is back pain but people are also concerned by how their curve looks to others. If the deviation is quite marked organs may not have the space to function like they should.
The cause of most scolioses is unknown and scoliotic curves can develop at different points of a child’s development. Sometimes it might run in families and sometimes it might be caused by an asymmetrically formed vertebra.
More conventional treatments can include wearing a corset and in more advanced cases the patient may face a surgery to fuse the spinal column.
At clinica QO we will not say that we can correct a scoliosis but we strongly believe that if your spine moves well you are more likely to have a better posture and be better able to express health.