Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic
Chiropractic and your pregnancy.
Pregnancy is natural, not a disease condition, so there is no need to believe that backaches, headaches, leg pains, or morning sickness are normal inconveniences which you must bear during this time of great change in your body. Chiropractic can help your body adjust to these and other changes your body goes through during pregnancy. Chiropractic helps the bones in your spine to move more easily to provide comfort while walking, sitting, standing, and sleeping. Chiropractic care is safe and gentle for the mom-to-be and many are surprised at how great a chiropractic adjustment feels!
Chiropractic care is safe and gentle for mom-to-be.
Chiropractors have special tables and pillows and techniques to provide comfort for mom-to-be.
Chiropractic helps the body to adjust to the changes it makes to accommodate a growing baby.
Chiropractic care has been shown to decrease labor time when provided throughout pregnancy.
Why should I see a chiropractor when I am pregnant?
The spine is vulnerable due to the following factors during pregnancy:
-Hormone production during pregnancy makes joints less stable (to allow the pelvis to spread as the baby grows).
-Typical weight gain of 25-35 pounds during pregnancy, with the majority or extra weight distributed around the abdomen.
-Increase in postural strain as the body compensates for changes in the pregnant woman's center of gravity.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.
Misalignment of the mother's sacrum will affect her nervous system and cause imbalance in her pelvis. It may also result in the tightening of pelvic ligaments. This may affect uterine function, labor progression, optimal fetal positioning, and therefore natural, non-invasive birth outcome.
Whether you are currently pregnant or planning for pregnancy, chiropractic offers a variety of solutions to help make your pregnancy a more comfortable, natural, and empowering experience.
Why would a child need a chiropractor?
In short, because we only get one spine. Your spine and it's close relationship with the nervous system only develop once, continually changing through your childhood and adolescence. We can help you decide on a plan to maintain and develop a healthy spine and nervous system.
One of the most common reasons parents seek care for their child is trauma from an injury of some sort. How many times has your child fell down in the last week, let alone in their lifetime. These misalignments may or may not result in immediate pain or symptoms. Regular chiropractic checkups can identify potential spinal injury from these traumas, make the correction early in life and help avoid many of the health complaints seen later in adults. Proper spinal hygiene is an important key to better health.
If you have a child who is chronically sick with ear infections, colds, colic or any other recurring symptom, you have a child whose body is trying to send a signal that something is not right. The common approach for our society is to focus on these symptoms as the problem themselves.
Chiropractic historically has a vitalistic approach where in, the symptom is not there to be treated but to leave clues as to why the body is not able to defend and maintain itself. These defenses are overwhelmed by physical, chemical and emotional stresses. Our job is then to help you address these stressors to allow the body to return to its normal healthy function.