Chiropractic care during pregnancy is immensely important to the mother and developing child. The nerves in the lower part of the spine are responsible for the proper functioning of the uterus whose job it is to grow the placenta. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been shown to reduce common pains associated with pregnancy such as: hip and pelvis pain, heartburn, rib pain, pubic pain, and mid and lower back pain. It has also been shown to shorten labor times and make the labor/birthing process easier.
Webster Technique is a form of adjusting designed to realign the pelvis and remove nervous system interference. While Webster’s Technique is not designed specifically for fetal malposition, many women have used it to help with fetal positioning to avoid C-Section.
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Parents don’t often consider Chiropractic care for children because they see chiropractic as only being for back pain and children rarely experience back pain. However, chiropractic can help with many aspects of the child’s life, allowing the child to grow into a healthier adult. Often, the first subluxation occurs at birth and if left uncorrected can lead to many health issues for the child. Even children without symptoms can be subluxated; symptoms are what occur when the subluxation has been present for a period of time. Chiropractors can check an infant right after birth to determine if he/she needs to be adjusted. By adjusting children at birth, we are able to prevent many symptoms from occurring.
Chiropractic care for children is very gentle and safe. Children do not require the same style or force of adjusting that adults do and they respond much more quickly to care than adults. Dr. Boucher is certified in Pediatric and Family Care, which involved over 200 additional hours of training in pediatric adjusting. She uses safe, non-forceful techniques to care for small children’s developing spines and nervous systems.
Chiropractic can help with conditions such as: Asthma, Allergies, ADHD, Autism, bed-wetting, constipation, colic, difficulty nursing, failure to thrive, ear infections, GERD, and much more. Chiropractic care allows the nervous system to function properly. In turn, the nervous system affects the immune system, helping to strengthen it and allowing the child to be sick less often as well as fight off infections more quickly when present.
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