Pregnancy, Infertility, Labor and Kids:
How Chiropractic Can Help
We often get questions about chiropractic care during pregnancy, with infants and kids, and regarding help with infertility. Below we have answered some of the most common questions.
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Why would a child see a chiropractor?
Children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.
(Source: American Chiropractic Association, http://www.acatoday.org/level3_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=61&T3ID=152#conditions)
Is chiropractic care okay if I am pregnant?
There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Investing in the fertility and pregnancy wellness of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive is a routine care for most chiropractors.
(Source: American Pregnancy Association, http://americanpregnancy.org/
Not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy, it’s also highly beneficial. All chiropractors are specially trained to treat pregnant women, but you may want to do a little research and find one who specializes in prenatal or perinatal care. Getting regularly adjusted while pregnant is a great way to relieve the added stress on your spine that comes along with the weight gain. It can also prevent sciatica, the inflammation of the sciatic nerve that runs from your lower back down through your legs and to your feet. It’s also important to maintain pelvic balance, which is oftentimes thrown off as your belly grows and your posture changes. Besides making you feel better during pregnancy, getting regular chiropractic adjustments can also help control nausea, prevent a potential C-section, and has even been linked to reducing the amount of time some women spend in labor.
(Source: The Bump, from The Knot, http://pregnant.thebump.com/pregnancy/first-trimester/qa/chiropractor-while-pregnant.aspx)
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