To properly understand chiropractic care is to understand the nervous system and how it operates. In fact, we live our lives through our nervous system. The spine surrounds and protects this important system. When subluxations, spinal misalignments, disrupt the nerve flow from the brain to various parts of the body, the result is poor health (and many times pain). Chiropractors work to remove subluxations, and in turn restore communication, creating a state of balance, harmony and greater health.
Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy
Women who receive chiropractic care before, during and after pregnancy find that it is a safe, gentle and irreplaceable form of healthcare.
Amongst the many benefits of chiropractic care, studies have shown that women who get adjusted throughout their pregnancy experience less pain and have a decreased labor time by an average of 6-8 hours! Additionally, women receiving regular chiropractic care have reported it resolving problems like heartburn, morning sickness, lower back pain, breech babies, constipation and so much more!
The Webster Technique works to correct in-utero constraint by restoring balance to the pelvis and relaxing surrounding muscles and ligaments. The condition is caused by misaligned bones of the pelvis, which create asymmetry and constriction in the pelvic opening, oftentimes hindering a baby’s ability to assume an ideal position for birth. This adjustment has helped many women avoid C-sections by allowing the baby to get into the proper head down position.
Dr. Tami is certified in the Webster Technique through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).
Childbirth, although a natural process, puts an abnormal amount of stress on a woman’s body and directly affects the spine and nervous system. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help new moms recover more quickly from labor and delivery, relieve back and neck tension associated with lifting a baby, and even help with sleep deprivation.
Chiropractic care is also proven effective at reducing the prevalence of postpartum depression because a healthy nervous system contributes to balanced hormone levels.
Kids Benefit From Chiropractic Too!
Infancy and childhood are the most critical time in a person’s life to receive chiropractic adjustments. This is because birth is one of the most traumatic experiences our bodies ever undergo. During the birth process there is an incredible amount of pressure placed on the delicate spine and nervous system (whether the baby passes naturally through the birth canal or via C-Section). Additionally, if any interventions, such as forceps or suction were used, the stress to the baby’s spine and nervous system increases.
The following are some common indicators of Subluxation/nerve stress:
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty breastfeeding
- Constipation or Colic
- Delayed crawling/walking
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Ear infections
- Poor immune response
- Prolonged or chronic illness
We find that many parents bring their children to us for one or more of the above concerns; however, many more have chosen chiropractic care in order to prevent those problems and raise exceptionally healthy kids right from the beginning!
Dr. Tami Hartman is a family wellness chiropractor, specializing in women’s health, pediatrics and pregnancy. She has been practicing for over 17 years and has a passion for helping families live healthy, vibrant and drug-free lives! She is also a certified health coach and helps implement strategies for healthy living through nutritional coaching, wellness workshops, and specialized chiropractic care.
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