Chiropractic for a Healthier and Happier Pregnancy
Dr. Nathan Heimgartner, DC offers chiropractic care for expecting mothers. When the body goes through the various stages of pregnancy and labor, the spine is subjected to an extreme amount of stress. The body has to constantly adjust itself to support the growing weight of a baby over a period of nine months. The center of gravity is shifted forward and a substantial amount of weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches or migraines, insomnia and other symptoms that can affect the quality of life.
Over 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain during their pregnancy. This pain is mostly caused by trying to balance weight between an overworked spine and support system. With this being said, an uncomplicated delivery has a lot to do with the state of your body. A body that is stressed, misaligned and worn out can result in a painful delivery and create problems with the baby’s positioning.
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. The need for painkillers was also reduced by half in several patients in the same study.
Chiropractic for Healthy Infants, Toddlers and Teenagers
Most people do not realize that infants and children can benefit from chiropractic care just as do adults. Infants, in particular, are susceptible to subluxations caused by the birth process or c-section. Misalignments or subluxations put pressure on the spinal nerves and interfere with the body’s ability to coordinate or control phases of growth and development. Chiropractic care for infants and children can correct these potential problems through careful and effective adjustments that remedy misalignments.
Children benefit from chiropractic care because many problems they experience as adults can stem from their childhood. For instance, often falls when learning how to walk – sometimes up to 20 times per day. Children also break bones easily and have poor posture (something that is extremely common today). Posture problems result from spending many hours in front of a computer or television, playing rough with friends or carrying backpacks all day long at school.
It is best to deal with any potential injury, misalignment, postural problem or condition as soon as possible because the nervous system controls and coordinates every stage of growth and development. It is important to keep a child’s nervous system as healthy as possible through regular chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Can Help with Many Common Pediatric Conditions
Chiropractic care helps with many common childhood conditions that can be resolved through natural solutions rather than with medications. Many people are unaware of just how many conditions can be helped with chiropractic. Listed below are some of the more common therapies for children that visit our pediatric chiropractic practice in Fenton, Missouri.
Chronic Ear Infections
Scoliosis Detection and Therapy