A lot of parents wonder why more and more people are taking their children to see chiropractors. The answer is simple: whether we have a large spine or a small one, if that spine is negatively impacting the communication of the nervous system, then our body is unable regulate and co-ordinate itself correctly. The nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord, and all the millions of nerves that serve every inch of your body and control most of its functions. Just like the bones need proper joint motion for optimal development, so do the nerves in order to develop optimal communication.
Here is a list of common childhood conditions that families have seen great impact from chiropractic care that you may not have thought of as chiropractic issues:
- ADHD & ADD
- Ear Infections
- Common Cold
- Growing Pains
- Bed wetting
- Sports injuries
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment that can be very beneficial throughout pregnancy. During pregnancy, there are several physiological and hormonal changes that occur in the body. The average mother’s weight gain throughout her pregnancy is approximately 25-35 lbs and this causes her center of gravity to shift forward leading to postural distortions. As a result, the natural curves of the spine, particularly in the lumbar region, become exaggerated and additional pressure is placed on the spine and pelvis.
As the mother’s body continually changes throughout pregnancy, this often results in spinal restrictions, pinched nerves, tight muscles, and decreased overall flexibility. Don’t let pain hold you back during this exciting time in your life! We can help with:
- Facilitating a More Comfortable Pregnancy
- Relief of Neck Pain, Back Pain & Rib Pain
- Sciatica Nerve Pain
- Alignment of Pelvis to Help Baby Drop Down Before Birth
- Webster’s Technique for Breeched Babies
It is never too early to bring your newborn to the chiropractor. The birthing process is physically strenuous for both mom and baby (even during a “normal” birth) so it is best to get them both cared for as soon as possible afterwards.
Typically, newborns respond best to chiropractic care within the first few days of being born. We can help your newborn with:
- Breastfeeding Difficulties
- Birthing Trauma: Use of Vacuum or Forceps, C-Sections, Too Short or Too Long of a Labour
- Indigestion & Constipation
- Inactivity (Abnormal Sleeping)