Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care can help people at all stages of life. Prenatal chiropractic care includes pain relief for the expecting mother, reducing stress on baby, and preparation for delivery. Gentle stretching on the round ligaments and relaxation of the psoas muscle gives baby some extra "wiggle" room to get ready for the big day. This includes increasing the possiblity of optimal delivery position, which may reduce the need for a cesarean section. It gives mom's muscles a chance to work more efficiently during labor, which can reduce the amount of time having contraction. Relaxed muscles and optimal baby position gives some much needed relief to mom and reduces her daily pain during the 40 week process.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Kids need care, too! Infants with colic, acid reflux, torticollis, and trouble nursing can benefit from chiropractic care. Daily routines can put stress on their tiny spines... Think about how they are lifted to change diapers or how often they fall down when learning to walk. As kids grow, so does the spine... And we want them to have optimal spinal health. From sitting in desks all day at school to athletes practicing throughout the week, kids' bodies taking a beating. Give them a boost during this critical time and bring them in!
Chiropractic care for infants and children is very gentle but extremely effective. For infants, they have not developed as much muscle memory as adults, so they tend to heal quicker. During adjustments, babies face the ceiling, do tummy time, or are held by a family member while minimal pressure is applied to the spine. There are no sudden movements or "popping" noises that might startle the baby.
Once children are big enough to lay on the table on their own, the adjustments are more similar to an adult adjustment. Dr. Arianne may use a couple fingers instead of a whole hand depending on the size of the child, and pressure is always tailored to the patient's size and age. We know you love your children, so let us help you give them the healthy life they deserve!