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Chiro Kids & Pregnancy



Has your child's spine been checked?

Having your child's spine checked for problems is important - perhaps more so than having your children's teeth checked for cavities. While we do not wish to irresponsibly or unprofessionally scare parents into bringing their children in for spinal checkups, we do feel it is our responsibility to inform parents about the importance and value of appropriate spinal care. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your child or perhaps have questions, we welcome you to call and schedule a consultation or request to speak directly to the doctor - we believe your child's health is worth it.

Thousands of infants, children and adolescents benefit from the fruits of regular chiropractic care every day. Chiropractic has become much more than an effective treatment for adult back pain. It has become a safe, effective health resource for all members of the family. Relief from pain, correction of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and overall health optimization for all ages is what chiropractic can provide.


           

In addition to providing safe, effective treatment for back pain, scoliosis, headaches and the more obvious "chiropractically responsive" treatments in the young, we can also provide effective care for many other conditions. Common childhood conditions such as ear infections, asthma and infantile colic - to name a few - have been shown to respond favorably to chiropractic treatments.



Chiropractic is a holistic approach to the treatment and management of health conditions. Chiropractic care encompasses a wide variety of safe, natural and noninvasive treatments. This includes chiropractic spinal adjustments, exercise and stretching programs, diet and nutritional counseling, soft tissue techniques, to name a few. In experienced hands, chiropractic care can provide your infant, child or adolescent with a lifetime of health and happiness.


We invite you to come on in or CALL TODAY and learn how chiropractic care may increase the health of your child. From scoliosis to back pain, ear infections to infantile colic, chiropractors are leading the way in the natural and safe treatment of common childhood ailments. If you have additional questions, be sure to contact our office to speak with the doctor personally or schedule an appointment.



Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman's life filled with new experiences, heightened excitement, mixing emotions, and significant physical changes. It's also a time filled with many unanswered questions.

Regular chiropractic care is an integral part of the prenatal and postpartum care during pregnancy. It helps keep mom feeling good and assists her in coping with the physical stresses of an ever changing body.



Neuromuscular and Biochemical Changes During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biochemical problems which respond favorably to gentle, safe, noninvasive chiropractic care. These include:

  • release of the hormone relaxin causes muscle and ligament relaxation
    • allows joints to more easily misalign
  • increased weight gain increased demand and fatigue on spinal and pelvic muscles
    •  increased stress on spinal and pelvic ligaments
    •  increase in lumbar and thoracic spinal curves which further increase the above
    •  increased joint stress and thus occurrence of vertebral and sacroiliac joint misalignments
  • change in weight distribution
    • increased demand and fatigue on spinal and pelvic muscles
    • increased stress on spinal and pelvic ligaments
    • increase in lumbar and thoracic spinal curves which further increase the above
    • increased joint stress and thus occurrence of vertebral and sacroiliac joint misalignments

The above changes primarily affect the pelvic and spinal ligaments, muscles, joints and other supportive soft tissues. These changes cause sprain/strains of pelvic and spinal structures, as well as alteration of the normal spinal curvatures and spinal biomechanics. The result is an increased stress on the body leading to pain and discomfort.



Chiropractic Treatment of the Neuromuscular and Biochemical Problems

Doctors of chiropractic can alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms arising from the muscular, ligamentous, and biomechanical stresses encountered during pregnancy. We accomplish this through the use of a number of highly specialized procedures and techniques:

  • Gentle Spinal Adjustive Procedures - specifically designed for use in the pregnant female
    • assist in maintaining a spine free from vertebral misalignments and fixations - optimizing spinal biomechanics
    • keep pelvis and spine in correct position/posture
    • assist in pain relief by (1) reflexively reducing pain levels, and (2) reducing spinal and pelvic stresses which produce soft tissue pain
    • keep tissues and biomechanics functioning optimally to minimize complications during birth
  • Therapeutic Exercises and Stretches - safe for use during pregnancy
    • keep spinal musculature strong, balanced, and pain-free
    • enable spinal muscles to maintain the spine and body in a neutral, correct posture
    • keep mom active and mobile
  • Soft Tissue Work - massage, trigger point work, soft tissue mobilization, etc.
    • keep muscles relaxed and flexible
    • reduces bouts of muscle aches and pains
    • reduces spinal stress



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