Chiropractic At All Stages
Chiropractic can be beneficial for all stages of life. From prenatal to adult and everything in between our doctors are trained to work on even the tiniest of bodies.
During pregnancy your center of gravity changes due to the increased physical weight you are carrying. This adds stress to the spine. In addition, your spinal structure becomes more flexible because hormonal changes are relaxing the ligaments in the pelvis in preparation for childbirth.
Gentle chiropractic care can provide safe and effective relief from the physical stresses of pregnancy
Chiropractors are uniquely trained to adjust you during pregnancy. They will alter their treatment techniques to maximize your comfort and suit your growing body.
Several studies have shown that chiropractic care during pregnancy can reduce labour time and reduces the incidence of back labour.
Gentle massage therapy can also relieve tension from the physical stresses of pregnancy.
Did You Know...
We have chiropractic and massage therapy beds that have “drop-away” sections to allow for a growing tummy?
These drop-away sections make it both safe and comfortable for a pregnant woman to receive care, even at full term.
Both chiropractic and massage therapy can help reduce headaches as well as neck, back, and hip pain during pregnancy.
Chiropractic care is a key piece of the healthcare puzzle for many families in our clinic.
Your chiropractor will modify their adjusting technique based on your child’s size and condition.
WHY SHOULD MY CHILD GET ADJUSTED?
Spinal dysfunction or nerve irritation at any age can cause pain and affect optimal health. Many spinal problems seen in adults start in childhood. Chiropractic improves spinal function thereby optimizing the body’s ability to heal. Each stage of our life subjects us to a variety of situations, which may create spinal dysfunction.
Chiropractic for infants
The process of going through the birth canal and in some cases, the additional strains of forceps or vacuum extractions may put stress on the muscles, joints, and spinal nerves of an infants neck.
In addition to the birth process, infants may suffer spinal dysfunction due to the simple strain of holding their head up as well as from the bumps and falls they take when first exploring their horizons in crawling and walking.
Chiropractic for kids
Children can suffer various injuries from contact sports, falling off a bike or other slips and falls. They may also have poor posture from sitting improperly at school, watching television or playing video games. In addition, children often suffer back strains from over-loaded school backpacks (bags should not exceed 15% of the child’s weight).
CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR TEENS
Teens often suffer from the same strains they did as children plus the additional emotional stress, hormonal changes associated with puberty or their growing responsibilities.
Chiropractic care can help teenagers adapt to their new bodies.
COMMON CONDITIONS THAT CHIROPRACTORS CARE FOR:
- Bed wetting
- Frequent colds
- Growing pains or painful joints
- Poor concentration
- Sinus problems
- Stomach aches or poor appetite
- Recurring ear infections
- Some respiratory conditions