Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic practitioners can provide safe and effective personalized care throughout your pregnancy and in the postpartum period. A thorough examination will determine the best treatment to address your discomfort and prepare the body for the height of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy. These treatments may reduce the need for pain medications throughout the delivery as well as help to reduce labor time. Follow up treatments can assist in realigning the body after the pregnancy and speed up the transition to a healthy post-pregnancy body.
The physical stress of pregnancy can lead to a great deal of discomfort. It's common for women in Orange to complain of low back pain while pregnant, as well as related issues, such as sciatica, leg cramps, and constipation. This can lead to difficulty performing daily tasks as well as difficulties in labor.
Prenatal Chiropractic in Orange
During pregnancy, a woman’s body is undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby grows, a mother’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, resulting in added stress and discomfort in the lower back and the various joints of the pelvis. At the peak of pregnancy, resulting from the associated weight gain, the curve in the lower back (lordotic curve) can increase to the point of causing serious impact on the vertebral joints, the sacrum, and the hip joints.
The nerves that travel to all other parts of the body have their origin in the spine. When the spine is compressed, these nerves can become irritated causing the pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Sciatica is a condition commonly stimulated by pregnancy, involving pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.
If a previous issue exists with the alignment of the spine, and there has been a history of lower back problems, pregnancy will often aggravate the condition. Pregnancy can cause the spine to become misaligned to the point that it does not simply go back into place once the pregnancy is complete. This can make the tasks that become necessary once the child is born, such as carrying a baby on your front or back, breast-feeding, and bending over to lift and pick things up, painfully difficult.
Its’ better to grow healthy kids than to fix injured adults!
Pediatric Chiropractic in Orange
It’s not uncommon people feel apprehensive when we tell them that we see children in our practice. It’s something most people have never considered for their children’s overall health. However, a growing percentage of the population is using chiropractic care from birth and throughout life for both health challenges and prevention.
Since the nervous system controls and coordinates everything in the body, including development and healing, not to mention the majority of neurological development (65%) occurs during the first 6 months of life, shouldn’t we make sure that child’s nervous system is working properly? The structural nature of the spine makes it the most common place in the body that can obstruct the nerve flow, disrupting the amazing power that made and heals the body. Chiropractic care is a powerful way for parents to help their child develop optimally and heal naturally, especially from chronic childhood illnesses that are being treated with potentially dangerous interventions.
Chiropractic has become much more than an effective treatment for adult back pain. It has become a safe, effective health resource for all members of the family. Evidence shows that children can benefit from gentle chiropractic care, even if they already have a health challenge. Using gentle chiropractic techniques, we see children with the following conditions: ear infections, colic, asthma, acid reflux, ADHD, developmental delay, migraines, torticollis, and more. If structural dysfunction is putting undue pressure on their delicate nervous system and obstructing their body’s normal functioning, then chiropractic can help them. Chiropractic adjustments on babies and children are a gentle safe and effective way to be sure that their spine develops correctly, since the brain, spinal cord and nerves control your baby’s immune, digestion, elimination, and respiratory systems.
If you are curious about how chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy or child call our team at Balanced Health Family Chiropractic today. We are here to help!