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Chiropractic care can help the spine and pelvis cope with the effects of pregnancy by restoring a state of balance.
During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight in front, causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back. As the baby grows in size, the added weight causes the curvature of her lower back to increase, placing extra stress on the spine. Any pre-existing problems in a woman's spine tend to be exacerbated as the spine and pelvis become overtaxed, often leading to pain and difficulty performing normal daily activities.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve and even prevent the discomfort frequently experienced in pregnancy, and creates an environment for an easier, safer delivery. It is one safe and effective way to help the spine and pelvis cope with the rapid increase in physical stress by restoring a state of balance. In fact, most women have found that chiropractic care helped them avoid the use of pain medications during their pregnancy, and studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments help to reduce time in labor. Your chiropractor should be your partner for a healthy pregnancy.
Many people think that chiropractic is only for adults, but children can also benefit from regular chiropractic care. Children may experience trauma at birth that affects their body. Later childhood activities — like learning to walk, participating in sports or riding a bicycle — can also cause spinal health problems, or make them worse. Chiropractors can check children as young as newborns for problems, especially those related to the health of their spine.
Pediatric chiropractors — those that are trained to work with children — always adapt the care to fit the special needs of their young patients. They also provide highly skilled adjustments that are very gentle.
Chiropractors may also be able to help with other childhood conditions, such as: