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During 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:
PROTRUDING ABDOMEN AND INCREASED BACK CURVE
Establishing 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.
The nervous 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.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy may provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
+ maintaining a healthier pregnancy
+ Controlling symptoms of nausea
+ Reducing the time of labor and delivery
+ Relieving back, neck or joint pain
+ Prevent a potential cesarean section
The late 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 Technique.
It is 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 breech presentation.
The Journal 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 presentation.
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.
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As more 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.
Hopefully 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 child’s 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, it’s 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 invaluable.