Prenatal & Peds chiropractic reduces the nerve system stress during growth and development
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Care realigns the bones in the spine that have moved out of position and are creating pressure or irritating spinal nerves.
During pregnancy, when a mother’s body systems are basically functioning for two, any interference to the nerve transmission supporting their function can be detrimental to both their health. Reducing this nerve system stress is a key ingredient for normal bodily function.
In a recent study, 91% of pregnant women had relief of low back pain after chiropractic adjustments.
How Pregnancy Affects the Spine
As a mother’s weight increases, her center of gravity shifts outward and her postural compensations respond accordingly. In addition, the ligament looseness necessary for birthing adds to instability in all of her joints, including her spine and pelvis.
– Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
– Pelvic changes
– Postural adaptations
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
How Can I Tell if My Child has Spinal Problems?
Unless a child has an obvious problem it can be difficult for a parent to recognize when a child’s spine is not working correctly. There are some signs which can indicate spinal problems. These include:
– Disturbed sleeping patterns
– Breastfeeding difficulties in the very young
– Restricted head or neck movement to one side
– One shoulder higher than the other
When Should I Have My Child Checked by a Chiropractor?
The cause of many newborn health complaints such as colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections can often be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignment.
Developmental milestones such as learning to hold up the head, sitting upright, crawling, and walking are all activities that are affected by spinal alignment
Additionally, falls, sports injuries, playground bumps, heavy school bags and sitting all day in the classroom are all physical stresses to the growing child’s spine and nervous system.
So, it is important to have children checked by a chiropractor throughout their development.