More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain. As more women utilize chiropractic care they are noticing additional benefits to chiropractic care in pregnancy. During pregnancy, weight-bearing changes occurs. This can cause an added stress to the spine. Chiropractic care during pregnancy not only can help you to stay more comfortable, but can also help to facilitate your birth.
Prenatal chiropractic care has been shown to significantly reduce the length of time a woman labors. First time moms averaged a 24 percent shorter labor, while mothers who have already given birth experienced a 39 percent reduction in the average labor length, compared to controls. Chiropractic care in pregnancy can help to avoid or relieve back pain and can also prepare your back and pelvic structures for the stresses of labor and birth. Chiropractic care can also reduce the likelihood of experiencing back labor. Regular chiropractic adjustments can safely continue up until the time of birth.
Dr. Andrea Friese provides chiropractic prenatal care for women in all stages of their pregnancy. She helps many women who suffer from back pain, pelvic and hip pain and the general discomforts of pregnancy. She uses comfortable pregnancy pads for you to lay on face down during your treatment. You will love laying face down on these pads!
Chiropractic Care for children
The benefit of chiropractic care for children have become increasingly evident as the number of children receiving chiropractic care continues to rise. Chiropractic research has overwhelmingly shown the benefit of chiropractic care for children.The birth process is often the cause of your child's first misalignment (also known as a subluxation.) A very soft and undeveloped spine of an infant can suffer trauma during delivery. It is estimated that as much as 90lbs of pulling pressure can be exerted to remove a baby from the birth canal. There is even birth trauma with a c-section.
Trauma to the spine can also occur on the playground when children learn to run, jump, twist, bump and fall causing children to become subluxated. However, often children do not show any signs or symptoms of being subluxated until later on in life. Chiropractic care offers your child a more responsive body, a more balanced flow of energy and overall increased performance as she/he passes through their windows of development. A subluxation free child also minimizes the risk of future health challenges.