Mom, your pelvis, spine and organs take on an immense amount of change, stretch and pressure during pregnancy. Everything in your body is changing structurally as well as hormonally. It's amazing how our bodies were created and designed to make and carry new life in 9 months! And it's awesome that our body already innately knows what to do.
How 2 cells divide and multiply into a cluster of cells that soon become the neural tube. The foundation of our nervous system. Yes, the brain stem & brain are the first organs formed and all under the control of our innate intelligence. Directing all body function without us having to tell it what to do.
The role we play as mothers is giving our bodies the fuel and nourishment that it needs not only to supply and take care of us but our new baby as well. We have the responsibility to give our body what it needs to grow a baby and keep us functioning optimally. This is where Chiropractic comes in to play.
It's simple, the principle of Chiropractic is to allow the body to express it's true health and life potential by ensuring the system that controls all body function is working at it's best. That is the nervous system. The brain, brain stem, spinal cord and nerves. Since this is the first system formed in the body, it makes it the foundation of life. So, this system is pretty important to our health in general.
Well, the skeletal structure of the spine and pelvis protect the lower brain stem, spinal cord and nerve roots. Making the spine a very important component to maintaining the integrity and function of our nervous system. These nerves supply the formation and development of our new baby and it is crucial that our baby gets optimal growth and nerve messages while in the womb.
Misalignments of the spine or what we call Vertebral Subluxations
put tension and irritation on the spinal cord and nerves which
interfere with it's proper function when a Subluxation is present.
Also, where ever these irritated nerves go, it will cause dysfunction
in that area of the body. For example, if the nerves going to our
reproductive system are affected, it can have profound effects
on menstrual cycles, pregnancy and labor. The role of the
Chiropractor is to remove these Subluxation so that mom and baby
can function at their highest potential at all stages of life. Before
pregnancy, during pregnancy & labor, as well as for their
Not only are the nerves affected when a Subluxation of the spine is present but also the entire bio-mechanics and structure of the musculoskeletal system as well. Since we have ligaments, tendons and muscles attached to the vertebrae and pelvis of the spine. These structures also become affected when the spine is not balanced. For example, the round ligament that is attached to the uterus and pelvis. If the Pelvis and sacrum are not aligned this can affect the tension of the ligament on one or both sides. Leading to Ligament pain and or discomfort.
Colic, Ear aches, sleeping difficulties, asthma, constipation, decreased immune system, shakes/tremors and many more can be the effects of the spine and nervous system being affected due to a Vertebral Subluxation being present. Click button above to request an appointment for your child.
You may be asking yourself, how can Chiropractic help me? And there really are many ways Chiropractic can affect you and baby in a positive way. Let's first talk about how it can benefit mom.
A Subluxation of the spine and pelvis can also affect the opening of the pelvis when it comes time to deliver baby. Which can make for a really hard and long delivery process if the spine and pelvis are not balanced.
How do we correct the Subluxations of the spine and pelvis?
We correct the Subluxations of the spine by using an instrument to apply a light impulse in the correct direction. Helping the vertebra move into normal position and balancing out the spine and pelvis in doing so. After the adjustments on our pregnant moms, we will also check the round ligaments and apply a light pressure to the tight ligament if needed to release tension. This will open up the pelvic outlet and also help baby have more freedom to turn, if baby is breached.
Here are a few conditions that can be the result of having Vertebral Subluxations in the spine and having body imbalance.
- Round Ligament Syndrome
- Symphsis pubic dysfunction
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Coccydynia (Tailbone pain)
- Muscle pains
- Shoulder pains
- Costo-vertebral pain (Rib cage pains)
- Leg pain
- Hip pain
- Neuralgia (nerve pain)
- Numbness/tingling of extremities
- Joint pains
- Difficulty sleeping & many more...
Infants and children are no different than adults. They still have a spine and nervous system that must be working optimally.
Although, they are still developing and growing. Which makes it even more crucial to have their spine checked as early as possible. To ensure proper development for their body and immune health.
Now you may be thinking what can cause them to Subluxate, right? Well, as an infant the labor and delivery process in itself is traumatic and stressful on the babies neck and spine. Depending on the head and face presentation they may be in an extended neck position in the womb. Putting a lot of strain on the upper spine. Not only does the position of the baby play a role, but also how they were delivered. Whether, they were delivered vaginally or via a C-section. The pulling on the babies head and neck can add 70-90 pounds of pressure on the baby's spine. We are talking about unformed bones that are being strained and stretched.
This can definitely cause misalignments (subluxations) of the spine in that infant from birth. This can lead to many neurological, immune and or developmental dysfunction as they grow.
Once they start walking there are other ways they can become Subluxated. By falling on their bottom or bumping their head, while learning to walk. Even being involved in a car accident with mom or dad affects their spine and Nervous System.
Therefore, the earlier kids get their spine checked and corrected the better their future health will be. We have checked and adjusted infants as earlier as a few hours old.
The adjustment consists of holding light pressure with the middle or pinky finger on the vertebrae that is subluxated. That releases irritation to their spinal cord and nerves.
Ideally, maintenance through out a life time for parents and children is the key to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
If you have any of these issues and are ready to get them taken care of, Or if you have a child you would like to be at optimal health; you can request your appointment with us by clicking button below.
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