Chiropractic for Pregnancy & Pediatrics
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
The body is amazing in its ability to naturally heal itself. During pregnancy the body adjusts by increasing hormones to ready the body for the delivery of the baby through the pelvis. As the baby grows the extra weight on Mom can increase the curve in the back, change posture and cause pelvic changes.
A 2018 study showed that 76% of pregnant women experienced low back pain, pelvic pain or both and that the pain increases as pregnancy progresses.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy works to keep the spinal column aligned and the pelvis balanced. According to the American Pregnancy Association a misaligned pelvis may reduce the amount of space for the growing baby and may also make it difficult for the baby to get into position for delivery. This can cause the mother to need a c-section.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy can include:
- a healthier pregnancy,
- less nausea,
- easier labor and delivery,
- relief from back, neck or joint pain,
- fewer c-sections.
Postpartum Chiropractic Care
After the baby is born your body continues to go through changes. As it works to return to its pre-pregnancy condition, you may experience back and neck pain. As you get used to caring for your baby (bending over to pick up the baby, bending over to change diapers, feeding the baby, and just looking down at the baby) your body will be experiencing new positions and movements. These can cause pain in other parts of your body as well. Our Chiropractors are here to help you relieve those pains and maintain wellness.
To schedule an appointment for prenatal or postpartum chiropractic care, contact you local Rock Solid office today!
Chiropractic for Babies
While you might wonder why a newborn baby would need chiropractic adjustments, the answer is simple. Coming through the birth canal, a baby is twisted and pulled, and their spine can be out of alignment. Even babies delivered by cesarean can experience trauma to the neck and spine as they are removed from the uterus. As they continue to grow, they twist and turn. They try to climb out of the crib but fall backwards. As they learn to walk, they plop down on their butt. These things can all lead to their spines being out of alignment.
Chiropractic adjustments for babies are very gentle. Using just fingertip pressure, the adjustment is specific and aimed at removing interference with the nerves. Chiropractic adjustments have successfully treated infants that have:
- unexplained fussiness,
- breastfeeding issues,
- gastro esophageal reflux (spitting up),
- nasal/sinus congestion,
- and more.
To schedule an appointment for your newborn or infant, call your local Rock Solid Chiropractic office today!
Chiropractic for Children and Teens
As children get a little older, they run, play, and carry heavy back packs to school. They sit in school all day, sit in front of computers or television, look down at their cell phones, get involved in sports and rough house. All these actions have the potential to cause spinal misalignment. Chiropractic care for children and teens aims to keep children healthy by adjusting the spine so that the nervous system functions efficiently. Treating these spinal joint misalignments in youth can help prevent future pain and joint degeneration, just like teaching our children to brush and maintain their teeth helps them prevent tooth decay and loss in later years of life.
Benefits of Chiropractic for Children and Teens
In our practice we see children for many specific conditions such as ear infections, digestive issues (constipation, reflux or bed wetting,) allergies, asthma, sleep issues, sports injuries, headaches, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Although we look to help the specific condition our goal is to improve the child’s overall health and wellness. The benefits of chiropractic for children and teens include:
- Improved relaxation and sleep,
- Improved focus and concentration,
- Improved flexibility,
- Better athletic performance and reduced recovery time from injuries,
- Healthy digestive and urinary function, and
- Healthier children overall.
Have a question about Pregnancy & Pediatrics or want to make an appointment, contact us today.