Pediatric Adjustments/Prenatal Adjustments
Is it safe to get adjusted while pregnant?
Yes! In combination with the increasing size of the baby and pain it is highly recommended. Currently, we have several pregnant patients coming into my office for their symptoms during pregnancy including headaches, rib pain, upper back tightness and low back pain. An advantage to receiving adjustments routinely during your pregnancy is that it has been shown to actually decrease labor time. This is possible because when your pelvis is aligned properly, the muscles which contract during labor are able to work more efficiently and will not strain the uterus which ultimately causes severe low back pain.
What are subluxations or misalignments?
Subluxations, or misaligned vertebrae, occur in adults as well as children. Children usually receive their first misaligned vertebrae at birth due to trauma and complications. By correcting the misalignment at an early age through chiropractic treatments, it allows for the muscles, bones and nervous system to function properly during the vital stages of growth. Many parents who understand the significance of being adjusted regularly often have their newborns examined by their chiropractor right after birth!
Is it easier to adjust a child than an adult?
Not only are kids easier to adjust, it has been found that in most cases, children have the tendency to hold their adjustments longer than adults. But due to birth trauma, sports, falling, crawling, walking, accidents and simply "being a kid" requires regular checkups. Some parents are hesitant about getting their children adjusted even though they receive chiropractic care on a regular basis. It is essential to your child's growth and their ability to reach their optimal health.
Should I get adjusted while I am pregnant?
Yes! Not only is it safe to visit a chiropractor during your pregnancy, it is highly beneficial and recommended. Getting regularly adjusted while pregnant is a great way to relieve the added stress on your spine that comes along with increasing the size of the uterus, baby and overall weight gain. It is also important to maintain pelvic balance.
If my child cries, does that mean the adjustment hurts them?
No! We will work with your child so that they will become accustomed to the adjustments. In just a short period of time, the kids look forward to their adjustments and the stickers after their treatment! Chiropractic care is vital for your child's health and absolutely necessary for their development.