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to us with questions related to health and chiropractic.
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three topics that people frequently ask us about. Many
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I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
pregnancy, there are several physiological and
endocrinological changes that occur in preparation for
creating the environment for the developing baby. The
following changes could result in a misaligned spine or joint:
pelvic balance and alignment is another reason to obtain
chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is
misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the
developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine
constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for
the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery.
system is the master communication system to all the body
systems including the reproductive system. Keeping the spine
aligned helps the entire body work more effectively.
the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
care during pregnancy may provide benefits for women who are
pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Controlling symptoms of nausea
the time of labor and delivery
back, neck or joint pain
potential cesarean section
chiropractic care and breech deliveries?
Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic
Pediatric Association, developed a specific chiropractic
analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to
establish balance in the pregnant woman's pelvis and reduce
undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This
balanced state in the pelvis makes it easier for a breech baby
to turn naturally. The technique is known as the Webster
considered normal by some for a baby to present breech until
the third trimester. Most birth practitioners are not
concerned with breech presentations until a patient is 37
weeks along. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a
of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the
July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turning
vertex when doctors of chiropractic used the Webster
Technique. Further, the results from the study suggest that it
may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique as soon as
the 8th month of pregnancy when a woman has a breech
the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
recommends that women receive chiropractic care throughout
pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a
baby has for development throughout pregnancy. With a balanced
pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the
correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry
associated with breech and posterior presentations may be
avoided altogether. Optimal baby positioning at the time of
birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult
labor) and therefore results in easier and safer deliveries
for both the mother and baby.
Your Health Care Provider:
women are seeking the benefits of chiropractic care throughout
pregnancy, more health care providers are seeking trained
doctors of chiropractic in their communities to refer their
pregnant patients to. Discuss these options with your health
care provider. If they are not yet familiar with chiropractic
care in pregnancy, ask them to find out more about its many
benefits. Most importantly, seek options that support your
body's natural abilities to function and find a team of
providers who are respectful of your choices.
Can A Chiropractor help me
if I've been in a
you never have a car accident, but for those that do, the
effects can be felt for a lifetime. The only health care
providers that can check for misalignment/subluxation are
chiropractors. Different therapies and medical
treatments can be beneficial, but none of them will look for
misalignment or are qualified to give spinal adjustments.
It doesn't matter if your car accident was yesterday or 10
years ago, getting your spine checked by a chiropractor for
misalignment is always beneficial.
What can you expect from your chiropractor?
- Thorough examination
- Spinal x-rays
- Exercise recommendations
- Lifestyle changes
- Referral to appropriate health care
providers as needed
The toughest patients to help are the
patients that have let injuries and subluxations go untreated
for too long.
My Kid See a Chiropractor?
We love to
adjust kids because they need spinal care more than what
parents often think. How
many times has your child fallen down? Learning to walk
can be hard on a childís spine, just as jumping off of
furniture or playing sports can be. We believe that
starting spinal care at a young age will prevent many of the
spine problems we see in our adult population. If we can
make a structural change in a spine, itís more likely to
happen in that young patient. If the birth of the child
was traumatic it is extremely important that that child get
their spine checked for misalignment and swelling. This
misalignment and swelling can put pressure on nerves and cause
dysfunction in their body. We call this a subluxation in
chiropractic and it is fixable at a young age.
Common Conditions that typically
respond well to chiropractic care:
- Ear infections
- Bed Wetting
Contact our office and have your
child's spine checked for misalignment; the rewards are