Chiropractic care can transform the health of the whole family, ranging from newborn babies, to children to older adults. It may also be used to help with fertility, pregnancy related pain, and the post-partum period. It is a manual therapy that is used to put the body into alignment. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring function to the nervous system so that the body can work optimally and heal itself naturally. Other areas of focus include the spine, muscles, and joints. Chiropractic can be used as a preventative measure to help achieve an optimal state of health and well-being.
Chiropractors are experts in reducing nervous system interference by keeping the spine properly aligned, and allowing clear messages to travel to and from the brain and throughout the body, including the reproductive system.
Chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with other approaches to enhance fertility and resolve infertility challenges, as well as greatly improve the chances of successful medical procedures such as IVF.
Chiropractic care ensures that the main communication highway between brain and body is clear from any obstruction or tension which allows for ease during pregnancy, as well as during labour. It can also help deal with ligament, spine and pelvic issues that can arise from improper posture during pregnancy. Research has shown that Chiropractic care during pregnancy can reduce labour time and result in a more comfortable birth experience. Other benefits may include the following:
• Relieving back, pelvic, pubic bone, neck or joint pain
• Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
• Controlling nausea
• Shorter / easier labour
• More balanced posture
• Providing an environment conducive to a head down, ideal birthing position for the baby.
In addition, Chiropractic can be helpful if you have a breech baby by using the Webster Technique. This is a specific adjustment designed to establish balance in a pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce stress in her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state has been clinically shown to allow babies who were breech to turn into a head down position.
Following birth, Chiropractic services can help alleviate various types of pain that may linger. As the body attempts to heal, treatments can help realign the body’s ligaments and joints, thereby reducing pain and in turn, improving mood and everyday function.
Infancy is the time when the greatest brain and proprioceptive development takes place, which means taking care of the nervous system is of utmost importance. Infants are adjusted by hand and/or an adjustive device while either lying on a pillow or on the parent. Adjustments are simple, safe, and so extremely gentle that they can often be performed while baby is sleeping! Some common baby or childhood concerns that may be improved through chiropractic care include the following:
• Ear infections
The WOMB provides chiropractic care for families at all ages and stages! Chiropractic adjustments are a completely natural way of supporting the body and allowing it to experience optimal healing, while also reducing pain and tension. Other benefits of chiropractic include the following:
• Back pain
• Bowel regularity
• Improved mental clarity
• Ear infections
• Neck pain
• Arthritis and joint pain
• Blood pressure
• Organ function
• Immune system support
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