In alignment the body is self-healing and self-regulating. However, stress over time (and the inability of the body to adapt appropriately) leads to neurological interference and compromises the ability of the body to self-heal and adapt which may ultimately lead to symptoms. During pregnancy, as well as post-partum, as you know, the body goes through major changes and various symptoms may ensue. Specific neurologically based chiropractic adjustments reduce nerve interference, and allow the body to self-regulate and heal, thereby reducing these symptoms. The adjustments we use are low force and tonal based, so one does not need to worry about the potential negative effects of the manual adjustment with the hypermobile joints of the pregnant woman due to increased ligament laxity.
10 reasons women come to see us for Chiropractic care:
1. Back and neck pain
2. Nausea or headaches
3. Carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral swelling
5. Post-partum depression
6. Assistance with breast milk production and lactation
7. Breach presentation
8. Stress reduction, improving mom and baby’s wellbeing
9. Thyroid, blood pressure and blood sugar dysregulation, as well as cognitive impairment
10. To assist with colic and Irritable Baby Syndrome
Since we work at reducing neurological interference, improving neurological balance, allowing the body to self-heal and regulate, patients that would certainly benefit, (apart from lower back pain in pregnancy for instance) would be stressed moms (as their stress could adversely affect their babies’ future stress responses) and restless (colicky) babies.
Chiropractic for Infants & Babies
Babies suffering from colic and children with learning difficulties, recurrent ear infections or tonsillitis, for example, also benefit from specific chiropractic adjustments. This all makes sense because your nervous system controls your whole body, and due to poor adaptation to stressors (i.e. physical, such as birth trauma; mental/emotional; or chemical), nerve interference can ensue resulting in altered messages being sent to the relevant organs or muscles. By freeing up this interference, with specific low force, gentle, chiropractic adjustments, the body is able to function at its full genetic potential once again.