Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
More and more women and birth providers are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care throughout pregnancy and birth. 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 occur; 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. They use comfortable pregnancy pads for you to lay on, face down, during your treatment. You will love laying face down on these pads!
Both Dr. Andrea Friese & Dr. Kristina Pellegrino provide chiropractic prenatal care for women in all stages of their pregnancy. Dr. Kristina is certified in Webster Technique, which is a specific chiropractic pelvic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of pelvic dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
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, children often 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.
It's easier to raise a healthy child then fix a broken adult!