Pediatrics and Chiropractic
Adjusting the World Chiropractic is a family-oriented practice. Dr. Stefanie has taken post-graduate coursework in working especially with expectant mother and children through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. She is able to develop specific programs designed for mother and child during both pregnancy and after birth, ensuring comfort and care during this crucial times in their lives.
Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. The following video and articles will help you understand the importance of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle.
The First Subluxation
The process of birth is very demanding and quite traumatic for an infant. The brain and spinal cord communicate with the entire body through a series of delicate nerves. The skull protects the brain. The 24 bones of the spinal column house and protect the spinal cord and nerves. During the process of labor and delivery, a tremendous amount of stress is placed on the spine of a newborn. Consequently, the bones of the spine have great potential to misalign, resulting in subluxation. Some common manifestations of subluxation are localized pain, recurrent infections, and difficulty nursing or digesting food. Gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments may help to prevent these problems and allow the nervous system to function at optimal potential.
*Research indicates that 11.9% of infants have upper cervical subluxations as a result of in-utero constraint; prolonged labor; difficult delivery; and inadequate head support.(Biederman, 1992) Other studies suggest that 89% of infants with sleeping, feeding, or
digestive disturbances are experiencing subluxations of the spine. (Siefert, 1975)
These top 10 conditions account for 70% of the reasons kids seek
chiropractic care. (excerpt taken from “Kids Need Chiropractic Too!” by Peter
|Optimal Health and Development|
|Upper Respiratory Infection|
|Low Back Pain|
Chiropractic allows your body to function at an optimal level by removing the interferences in the nervous system. Do you want your kids to experience optimal health naturally? Call Today!
Adjusting the World Chiropractic Pregnancy
The Natural Choice For Pregnancy!
A woman’s body is made to experience pregnancy naturally. Pregnancy a beautiful time in a woman’s life and we want you to enjoy the process in the way nature intended. Doctors of Chiropractic work with the body’s ability to adapt and function the way it is designed to and chiropractic care during pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function for both the mother and baby in pregnancy and birth.
What controls our body’s ability to function naturally? Our brain and nervous system control the function of every cell, tissue, and organ of our bodies (and the body of the unborn child), it is vitally important for our nervous systems to operate at 100% for optimal health. Our spine protects our spinal cord and when a spinal bone shifts out of normal alignment it may produce abnormal motion, stress and damaging pressure on spinal nerves. This condition is known as vertebral subluxation and if present, it interrupts vital nerve flow within our bodies and to our developing baby.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care corrects subluxations, opening up nerve pathways and decreasing stress on our body and on our unborn baby. The dynamics of the spine and pelvis change dramatically as the baby continues to develop impacting our spine and nervous system. When a woman is pregnant, her growing uterus produces a shift in her center of gravity. Realignment of the spine and pelvis can be achieved through chiropractic care, including the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a safe and effective specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant mothers, designed to relieve the causes of intrauterine constraint prior to deliver. Studies have shown that this approach during pregnancy helps alleviate common discomforts (such as back pain, sciatica, headaches, nausea/vomiting and carpal tunnel syndrome), decreases pain during labor and delivery and reduces average labor time. Other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include reduced cesarean rate, less labor intervention, and a sense of well being. As you can see the benefits to chiropractic care can have a significant effect on your pregnancy experience.
Benefits of chiropractic care for the pregnant mother:
- Prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments.
- Relieves back and neck discomfort/pain during pregnancy by eliminating stresses in the spine and restoring balance to the pelvis.
- Removes tension on the ligaments that support the uterus thus reducing torsion (intrauterine constraint) to the women’s uterus.
- Reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and coordinates all of her systems and functions.
- Allows for a safer, easier labor and delivery for the mother and child.
- Decreases the need for medical intervention during childbirth.
- Reduces the length of labor.
Parents who understand the importance chiropractic care and its significance on overall health and well-being insist on bringing in their whole family for care. Call 704-895-7227 for your complimentary consultation and to find out how to optimize your body’s natural healing potential!