Gardner Family Chiropractic offers chiropractic care for expecting mothers. When the body goes through the various stages and trials of pregnancy and labor, the spine is subjected to extreme amounts of stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of the baby over a short time frame of just nine months. The center of gravity shifts forward and substantial weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on quality of life.
Over 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy, caused primarily by the weight that must be balanced by an overworked spine and support system. Furthermore, how smooth and uncomplicated delivery is has a lot to do with the state of the body. A body that is stressed, misaligned and worn out can result in complications during delivery – resulting in anything from a painful delivery to problems with positioning the baby correctly. A study performed by the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with far more comfort.
Most people don’t realize that infants and children are just as much in need of chiropractic care as adults. Infants, in particular, are susceptible to a wide range of possible ailments related to slow or traumatic birth and c-sections. Misalignments or subluxations put pressure on the delicate spinal nerves and interfere with the body’s ability to coordinate and control all phases of growth and development.
Chiropractic for infants and children can help correct these potential problems through careful yet effective adjustments to remedy misalignments as they are identified. Children particularly need pediatric chiropractic care as they age because a lot of the problems we experience as adults actually come from our childhood – either because we fell (think about how many times a day a baby falls when they are learning to walk, sometimes 10-20 times per day), broke something or simply had poor posture (which is extremely common today).
Posture problems particularly result from spending many hours in front of a computer or device, carrying heavy backpacks, and stress from sports activities. It’s best to deal with any potential injury, misalignment, postural problem or other ailment and condition as soon as possible when it is identified. After all, the nervous system controls and coordinates every stage of growth and development; you should want to keep your child’s nervous system as healthy as possible through regular treatment.
What Patients Are Saying…
I have been a patient of Gardner Family Chiropractic for the last 15 years. When I went for my first adjustment I had no sensation in my left leg and needed to be carried in. Three weeks later, as he had promised, I had full use of my leg and once again was walking unassisted. The added benefits of these adjustment were that I stopped suffering from daily headaches which were a way of life for me. I’m not one to pop pills so I just suffered in silence and accepted that this was the way my life was. I was so wrong, because of my adjustments I came to realize that my body will heal itself if my brain & spine are able to effectively communicate with all the other parts of my body! I began taking my children for their adjustments as soon as I saw how greatly my own health had improved. My son was always “clumsy”, literally tripping over his own feet. After his first exam Dr. Gardner explained to me that his pelvis was tilted to one side and showed me how one leg was shorter than the other. After he began his adjustments he stopped being clumsy & took up every sport his school had to offer. I have entrusted Gardner Family Chiropractic with my care, my children’s care, my Mom’s care, my siblings care and have even sang their praises to my coworkers in the Public Safety Field, many of whom have come to enjoy the benefits of having an unimpeded mind/body connection. If you are trying to live a healthier, happier, longer life then make Gardner Family Chiropractic a part of your healthcare routine!
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