Chiropractic for a Healthier and Happier Pregnancy
Dr. Paul Johnson, DC of Bountyland Chiropractic in Seneca, SC offers chiropractic care for expecting mothers. When your body goes through the various stages and trials of pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to extreme amounts of stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of another person over a short time frame of just nine months. The center of gravity shifts forward and substantial weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on your quality of life.
Over 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy, caused primarily by the weight that must be balanced by an overworked spine and support system. Furthermore, how smooth and uncomplicated your delivery is has a lot to do with the state of your body. A body that is stressed, misaligned and worn out can result in complications during delivery – resulting in anything from a painful delivery to problems with positioning the baby correctly.
A study performed by the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with far more comfort. Plus, the need for painkillers was also reduced by half in several patients in another well-known study.
Benefits Enjoyed by Expectant Mothers Who Receive Regular Chiropractic Care:
- Decreased lower back pain
- Reduce or eliminate headaches
- Reduction of nerve pain
- Decreases joint pain
Chiropractic for Healthy Infants, Toddlers and Teenagers
Most people do not realize that infants or children can benefit from chiropractic care just as must as adults. Infants in particular are susceptible to a wide range of ailments caused by a traumatic birth or c-section.
Misalignments or subluxations put pressure on the spinal nerves and interfere with the body’s ability to coordinate or control phases of growth and development. Chiropractic care for infants and children can correct these potential problems through careful and effective adjustments that remedy misalignment’s.
Children need chiropractic care as they age because a lot of the problems they experience as adults stems from their childhood. For instance, when a child is learning to walk they fall often, sometimes up to 20 times per day. Children also break bones easily and have poor posture (something that is extremely common today).
Posture problems result from spending many hours in front of a computer or television, playing rough with friends or carrying backpacks all day long at school.
It is best to deal with any potential injury, misalignment, postural problem or condition as soon as possible. After all, the nervous system controls and coordinates every stage of growth and development. It is important to keep your child’s nervous system as healthy as possible through regular chiropractic treatment.
Did You Know that Chiropractic Helps with Many Common Pediatric Conditions?
Chiropractic care helps with many common childhood ailments and diseases without the need for harmful medication. Many people are unaware of just how many conditions can be treated with chiropractic. Below we have listed some of the more common therapies for children that visit our Pediatric Chiropractic Facility in Seneca, SC.
- Infantile Colic
- Bed Wetting
- Digestive Issues
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Scoliosis Detection and Treatment
- Sinus Problems
- TMJ Syndrome