As a new patient, you obviously have pain or concerns that need to be addressed promptly. At first you may need to visit our office two or three times weekly, this will allow for concentrated treatments to reduce or eliminate the symptoms that are occurring. This phase of chiropractic care is considered the Relief Care Phase. Many people go about their daily lives pain-free and without any symptoms believing they are healthy, the truth is sometimes pain alone is not the indicator that something is wrong. Many health conditions have no symptoms whatsoever but can be very serious conditions, such as, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. Spinal problems are one of the few conditions that will generally be accompanied with pain as a first symptom, and can be reduced or eliminated through chiropractic treatments.
After receiving Relief Care and eliminating or reducing your symptoms, some may believe there is no need for further treatments, actually the Corrective Care phase is a very important step needed to restore, heal, and prevent symptoms from recurring. Your condition will determine the amount of treatments needed to complete the healing process. To help improve and accelerate the healing process you can perform certain exercises at the clinic, or in the comfort of your own home. This phase could take a few months or more depending on the seriousness of your condition. Soreness or flare-ups may occur and are completely normal.
Now that you are healed and feel better than ever, routine chiropractic care will help to ensure that this feeling will never fade away. A program including regular adjustments, exercise, and a healthy diet will help ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system. The Wellness Care phase will give you the benefit of living life to the fullest.
Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy are an essential choice in your prenatal care. Preexisting but unnoticed imbalances in your spine become stressed during pregnancy. These pronounced discomforts make it difficult to perform routine daily activities. A large percentage of all pregnant women experience back discomfort/pain during pregnancy. This is due to the rapid growth of the baby and an interference to the body’s normal structural adaptations to that growth. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the common discomforts experienced in pregnancy. Specific adjustsments eliminate the causes of stress in the spine.
As your baby develops, your uterus enlarges to accomodate the rapid growth. When the pelvis is in a balanced state, the ligaments connected to the uterus maintain an equalized, supportive suspension for the uterus. If your pelvis is out of balance in any way, these ligaments become torqued and twisted, causing a condition know as intrauterine constraint. This constraint limits the space of the developing baby. Any compromised position for the baby throught pregnancy will affect his or her optimal development. Conditions such as torticollis occur because a baby’s space was cramped in utero. If there is intrauterine constraint as birth approaches, the baby is prevented from getting into the best possible position for birth. Even if the baby is in the desirable head-down position, oftentimes intrauterine constraint prevents the baby’s head from moving into the ideal presentation for delivery. The head may be slightly tilted off to one side or, even more traumatically, present in the posterior or breech position. Any baby position even slightly off during birth will slow labor and add pain and distress to both the mother and baby. Many women have been told that their babies were too big, or labor “just slowed down,” when it was really the baby’s presentation interfering with the normal process and progression. Avoidable interventions are implemented in these cases, turning a natural process into an operative one. Doctors of Chiropractic work specifically with your pelvis throughout pregnancy, restoring a state of balance and creating an environment for an easier, safer delivery.
Dystocia is defined as a difficult labor, and is something every woman wants to avoid. In addition to the pain and exhaustion caused by a long, difficult labor, dystocia can lead to multiple medical interventions which can be physically and emotionally traumatic to both you and your baby. These interventions could include the administering of pitocin, the use of epidurals, painful episiotomies, forceful pulling on the baby’s fragile spine, vacuum extraction, forceps and perhaps even a c-section. Each of the procedures carries a risk of injuury to you, your baby or both. All of these procedures used to hasten the delivery process can be avoided, however, if delivery goes more smoothly to begin with. Reviewing the obstetric texts reveals that the commonly reported reasons for dystocia are pelvic imbalance and its resulting effects on the uterus and the baby’s position. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy will restore balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments, leading to a safer and easier delivery for you and your baby. Additionally, the chiropractic adjustment reduces interference to the nerve system, allowing your uterus to function at its maximum potential. Published studies have indicated that chiropractic care does in fact reduce labor time. We offer specific analysis and adjustments for your special needs in pregnancy. You and your baby’s continued safety and comfort are foremost in our care. This pregnancy, offer yourself the best! Include the many benefits chiropractic provides in your prenatal care choices. Call for your personal consultation today. Give yourself and your baby the opportunity for a more comfortable pregnancy and a safer, easier birth!
It seems children never run out of energy, they go all day long running, jumping, and playing hard. Sometimes all this physical activity puts stress on the spinal nerves; this may lead to lowering a child’s resistance and open the door for many illnesses. The slightest misalignment can cause a child to suffer from adult type problems, such as headaches, back pain, poor concentration, irritability, etc. and for many, a simple, painless spinal exam will allow your Chiropractor to find, and treat if necessary any misalignments. Chiropractic Care for children is much more than just spinal exams. Your Chiropractor can also examine and monitor the growth of your child’s body, address important nutritional needs, offer correct exercise programs, and help to prepare your child for a healthy adulthood.