Chiropractic and Kids:
Throughout their development, Children have a very active lifestyle. Falls, bumps and bruises are all a part of daily life.
At times, certain musculoskeletal injuries can have an effect on their future development.
In most cases, children are very resilient and are able to self heal. However, it is important for kids to have their spines checked for proper alignment and function. Prevention is always the best cure!
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. At our office, our doctors have experience working with Pregnant women.
Why should I have chiropractic care during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, there are several changes, both physiological and hormonal that occur in preparation for the delivery of your baby. The following changes could result in a misaligned spine and pelvis:
- Protruding abdomen and increased back curve
- Pelvic changes
- Postural adaptations
This can result in lower back pain, muscle strain and sciatica to name some common complaints.
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 and takes pressure off of joints that may be trying to compensate for misaligned areas.
Menstrual cycle pains
Many women can have low back and pelvic pain during their menstrual cycle. These pains, coupled with regular menstrual cramps. Chiropractic adjustments allow for a release of restricted joints and help to realign the spine to help with pain relief and comfort.
Chiropractic Approach to Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Chiro: The J Chiro Res & Clin Invest 1992; 8 (2): 26–29
Eleven women with histories of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms had occurred regularly for more than four months were evaluated and treated according to a conservative full spine technique. Treatment extended through four menstrual cycles. At the beginning and end of the study period, participants were given questionnaires and interviewed. The responses from both the observer and individual PMS questionnaires were grouped into ten response categories. When the pre- and post-study evaluations were compared, improvements were found in all ten categories