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CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR YOUNG & OLD

Musculoskeletal conditions are very common and are a major cause of ill-health, pain and disability. It is estimated that nearly one-quarter of adults are affected by chronic musculoskeletal problems, including well-recognised conditions such as arthritis, back pain, traumatic injuries and fractures that limit everyday activities.

The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders usually rises with age. However, they can and do affect people of all ages and lifestyles.

Of course, lifestyle plays an important part in the prevention of musculoskeletal conditions - staying active, along with healthy eating, can help to reduce the effects of many of the complaints we see and can improve your overall health and well-being.

At LAGOS HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC we treat people of all ages and from all walks of life. We also treat many different nationalities...we have patients from the UK, Portugal, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Italy and France. Many are locals and ex-pats living here in Portugal permanently. Others are holidaymakers coming to the Algarve for a well-earned few weeks' break, only to put their backs out on a cramped flight to Faro.

We never flinch when we hear "rückenschmerzen", "douleur du nerf sciatique" or "mal di schiena."

Thankfully, most of our international patients speak English, but for those who don't, our Receptionist speaks Portuguese, English and some French, and our Clinic Director speaks English, German, some Swiss German, plus a few words in French, Italian and Spanish. For everyone else, they usually bring a friend to help...or we use Google Translate!

The good news is that we ALWAYS manage to find a way to communicate :-)

If you are unsure as to whether chiropractic care is right for you and your family, please come in and see us for an informal chat...please telephone us first though, as we are a very busy clinic and we want to allocate sufficient time to talk things through.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR SENIORS

Bone and joint disease are the most common cause of disability in older people and, as a result, quality of life can be severely compromised. The onset of musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis increases significantly with age and, if left untreated, can greatly reduce overall well-being and health.

Restoring better spinal function should help improve problems associated with the over-65's age group, including mobility, vitality, endurance and appetite. Many patients report improvements with arthritic symptoms and other chronic ailments often associated with advancing years. The adjusting techniques used by our chiropractors will be modified to suit you and your condition for maximum comfort and results.

CHIROPRACTIC DURING PREGNANCY

Pregnancy is an exciting and positive experience for many women. However, as your baby grows, the hollow in your back may become more pronounced, which can cause backache. Furthermore, during pregnancy, the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labour...this can put a strain on the joints in your lower back and pelvis.

Of course, back pain in pregnancy is very common and affects most women at some stage of their pregnancy. Lower back pain and pelvic girdle pain are the most common complaints for women pre- and post-pregnancy...and we are experienced in helping ease that pain!

At LAGOS HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC we use benches specially adapted for the treatment of pregnant women and these can be used all the way through pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is safe and gentle. We use specific techniques to encourage realignment of your lower back and pelvis.

CHIROPRACTIC FOR SPORTS INJURIES

Chiropractors have long been involved in the treatment of sportsmen and women and, of course, sports-related injuries, from the very creation of the profession. As a discipline that deals with functional disorders of the joints, chiropractic care is eminently suited to being included as part of the medical back-up team of any sports club.

We regularly treat cyclists, swimmers, walkers, tennis players, golfers and surfers for a range of sports-related back, neck, shoulder, elbow, knee and foot pain.

Doctor Wen has helped one of Team England's tenpin bowlers successfully recover from tendon and muscle strain. He tried an osteopath and a physiotherapist, but it was chiropractic care that helped him...he's now ranked the Number One bowler in England and he's been chosen again to represent his country in this year's World Championships (we like to think it was Doctor Wen's treatment that helped!).

CHIROPRACTIC FOR WORKERS

Back pain is the number one cause of long term absence among employees and is a common cause of short-term absence. It is estimated that up to 60% of people on long-term sick leave cite musculoskeletal problems as the reason.

Untreated back pain can lead to severe long-term chronic conditions, affecting the ability to work effectively and subsequently resulting in poor performance...and may well reduce or prevent participation in activities outside of the workplace.

We treat a number of office and manual workers whose back and neck complaints are a direct result of poor posture, long working hours, accidents, highly stressful and pressurised working environments or a general lack of exercise.

GOOD HABITS - CONSIDER THESE TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR SPINE

Try to sleep on your side or back, not on your stomach, to support your spinal curves

Stretch and exercise often to keep your spine supple

Do not over-exert yourself

Avoid sitting for long periods - get up and take a short walk

Be sure to get enough rest

Do not hold the phone by squeezing it between your ear and shoulder

Do not turn your head to sneeze

Avoid excessive junk food, which can cause chemical stress to your body

Try not to repeat the same body position or movements frequently — this could cause repetitive strain injury

And...consider regular maintenance visits to see Dr Wen, your Lagos Health chiropractor!

WE REALLY CAN RELIEVE YOUR PAIN

If you think Dr Wen and her chiropractic team can help you, please call us on +351 282 768 044 - we will help you find a convenient time to come in, so that we can check you over and give you the highest quality chiropractic care in the Algarve.

If you need further reassurance, read what many of our patients have to say about us here.

We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm. We are also available on Saturdays and Sundays for emergencies. There is a dedicated telephone number at weekends: +351 920 455 524.

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