Why You Should Add Chiropractic Care To Your 2022 To-Do List
An Interview with Roswell Chiropractors Jonathan and Shelly Malucci
Tell us about your practice.
Our office, Malucci Chiropractic, has been in the Roswell area since 2009. We moved out of state for a few years and then reopened here when we came back. We are a husband and wife team. We serve a wide variety of patients and we pride ourselves on providing conservative and thorough chiropractic treatment.
What is your typical office visit like?
At Malucci Chiropractic we offer comprehensive visits focusing on treatment of the body as a whole. Our typical visit lasts for 30 minutes and includes evaluation from your head to your toes.
How can chiropractic care benefit athletes?
Every year 1.3 million adults and 2 million adults visit the emergency room for sports related injuries. A large part of our practice involves treating athletes and helping to avoid emergency room visits. Chiropractic treatment helps your body function as efficiently as possible which can maximize healing and recovery from all types of injuries. Almost every professional sports team now has a chiropractor on staff for this reason.
Are most of your patients coming in with an injury?
Yes and no. While a lot of patients start in our office for an acute injury, whether they may have rolled an ankle playing tennis or hurt their back moving furniture, we also see a lot of patients coming in to maintain optimal spinal alignment and prevent pain and injuries. Our goal is to help our patients recover as fast as possible and prevent injuries from occurring. Most of our patients continue with adjustments on a regular basis for prevention.
Does your office treat pregnant women?
It is not uncommon for women to complain of low back and pelvic pain while pregnant. As your body produces a hormone called relaxin, which softens your ligaments in order to help the baby pass through the pelvis, the pelvis slowly “relaxes” and moves in order to prepare for childbirth causing this hip dysfunction and pain. Chiropractic can help to significantly reduce this pain by doing regular adjustments throughout pregnancy. Additionally, we utilize a technique for fetal malpositioning (breech babies) called Webster technique. This technique reduces dysfunction in the sacrum (low spinal bone) which may have a positive effect on fetal malpostioning, allowing more room for the baby to turn.
Does your office treat children?
The adjustment for an infant is quite different from the adjustment for an adult. The technique we utilize at Malucci chiropractic is called sustained contact. Sustained contact is a gentle and effective technique using a very mild sustained pressure to correct misalignments in the spine. Babies often have misalignments in their cervical spine from the pressure applied to their heads during labor/birth. These misalignments may or may not manifest with symptoms. Common “symptoms” we treat infants for include, spitting up, inability to stay latched during breastfeeding, trouble with sleeping, ear infections, colic, and many more.
As your child begins to sit and crawl the bones of the spine become misaligned as he is learning his new skills. There does not have to be a presenting symptom for the need for an adjustment. We encourage our patients to bring their children in during their appointments for a wellness where we do a quick evaluation to let you know if there is a need for chiropractic care. Most children do not require a lot of treatment to correct their misalignments.
In the new year, while you’re making resolutions to better your health, we hope you consider adding chiropractic care to your list. Treatment through chiropractic care can help you feel better and create a healthier you! Please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions you may have at 770-626-0326, or visit MalucciChiropractic.com.