Pediatrics & Pregnancy
One of our specialties is caring for pregnant women and children from infancy to adulthood.
Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy
Should you have Chiropractic care during your pregnancy?
Yes. Chiropractic care can help you and your baby achieve a healthier pregnancy and delivery. It is gentle and safe. The health benefits have been demonstrated in clinical studies. One study found that women who received Chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver children with more comfort. Another study that incorporated Chiropractic adjustments during the patient’s pregnancy found that the need for painkillers during delivery was reduced by half.
Chiropractic and Children
Many spinal problems begin in childhood and develop gradually. Chiropractic approaches spinal and overall health care from a preventative point of view. Catch a problem before it develops and it can be corrected much quicker. Right from birth, your child’s spine is subjected to daily stresses. The birth process is one of the most traumatic experiences many of us will ever go through. An infant’s neck must be bent one way and then the other in order to pass through the birth canal. This can leave a baby’s neck with subluxations or misalignments, which can be corrected with Chiropractic treatment. Yes, even a one-day-old infant can be adjusted. As you watch your child grow and develop I’m sure that you are amazed at how many things she/he does that put stress on their spine. Sleeping on their back with the head turned to one side all night long – which is common for all infants – is a good example.
The birth process, even under natural and controlled conditions, is potentially traumatic. During the pushing stage of labor, the spine, particularly the neck, may be injured as the baby is compressed and pushing down the birth canal. As the baby is compressed, the small bones of the spine may be pushed out of natural alignment. This causes the nerves to become stretched or twisted, and the vital communication system is disrupted.