Is Chiropractic Care Good for Pregnant Mothers?
Pregnancy allows for a constant change of structure and the function of the female joints, uterus, pelvis, hormones, vascular system and just about everything else. It is vital to ensure that the nervous system is functioning optimally, by addressing the structure of the spine. Also, there are a few techniques that the Dr.’s are well versed in that are specific to the pregnant body. Ensuring structures like the pubic bone, sacrum, even the uterine ligaments are even, free from tension.
Is an Adjustment Safe for my Infant or Child?
According to AmpLIFEied.com, 95% of infants have misalignments after birth. Chiropractic is shown to relax muscular tension, improve sleep, can reduce colic symptoms, and can improve breastfeeding outcomes in newborns.
As birth is one of, if not THE most traumatic process we go through in our lives, it is only natural that we check their spinal alignment. We are trained to perform gentle adjustments to the specific areas that require alignment on a newborn. We have been lucky to be trusted by many many moms and dads to help their newborns regulate their systems so their bodies function at a more optimal level.
Newborns and all ages of childhood, Chiropractic is important to naturally ensure their little systems are communicating as they should be and their immune system is functioning at maximum levels.
We see newborns, infants, toddlers, elementary age, teenagers, child athletes, you name it. Parents bring their children in mostly for wellness checks, or just to ensure their spines are in proper alignment and their nervous systems are functioning optimally. This helps to ensure better immune function, healing and overall function. Some parents have found that through gentle and specific care the their children’s spines, they found relief with various types of symptoms. Although we do not treat specific ailments, it is amazing to hear how chiropractic can play a role in helping their little bodies self-heal from various ailments such as ADD, asthma, ticks, poor latch, colic, constipation, headaches and more.
An infant/newborn assessment is important to ensure proper communication from the brainstem to the body, sacral movement, CSF movement, absent dural tension, proper cranial suture alignment, palate and TMJ structure and function. Watch the short video below of a newborn getting a cervical and cranial assessment and adjustment.