Pregnancy & Pediatric Care
Our children are our future. Families are the basic unit of society. Your family’s health and engaging with building the community is of utmost importance. Here at Love & Light Family Chiropractic, we recognize that your family must come first. Indeed, in order to be able to truly help other families and communities, your family must be first in your priorities. We want to help your children and your family to live the healthiest life possible.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is vital to aid in the normal physiological function of both the mother and baby, not only for pregnancy but during birth as well. Regular chiropractic care reduces interference to the mother’s nervous system, which coordinates all the functions in her body. Reducing nervous system interference helps creates a state of balance in the mother’s pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments, which ultimately prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth process. As the baby grows, a woman’s uterus causes increased tension on the ligaments that support the uterus. Removing subluxations from the spine reduces this torsion in the uterus, which allows for a safer and easier birth, and decreases the potential for interventions such as inducement or cesarean section. With a well-balanced and aligned pelvis, the growing baby is able to achieve and maintain proper position, reducing the chance of fetal malposition (breech and transverse babies). Regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy has been shown to also control symptoms of nausea, reduce the time of labor and delivery and reduce pelvic and back pain as mom’s body grows with her growing baby.
Unfortunately, many women don’t realize that there are options to correct several issues they may experience throughout their pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care prior to conception, throughout the duration of pregnancy, and post-partum not only relieve common complaints but allow the body to function optimally to allow for a more enjoyable experience for mom and baby.
Benefits prior to pregnancy
-Promotes regular menstrual cycles
-May help optimize uterine function
-Prepares body for healthy implantation
-Ensures proper nerve supply to reproductive organs
Benefits during pregnancy
-Pelvic alignment and balance
-Less back labor
-Reduces need for pain medication
-Less back pain
-Shorter labor times
Benefits after pregnancy
-More comfort while breastfeeding
-Greater production of breastmilk
-Less incidence of postpartum depression
Newborn & Infant Care
Chiropractic kids thrive and have the best start to life. No baby is too small for an adjustment. A well-adjusted spine and optimally functioning nervous system are the key to healthy growth and development. The birth process can be traumatic and aggressive, with increased amount of abnormal stress and tension put on the newborn’s spine, musculature, and nerves from the twisting and pulling used to deliver a baby. 60-90 pounds of pressure can be put on your baby’s neck during delivery and these delivery methods can create micro-traumas of the spinal structures and nervous system.
Chiropractic adjustments following birth has demonstrated positive effects in infants experiencing difficulties such as: trouble breast feeding or latching, colic, reflux, chronic ear infections, allergies, asthma, ADD, chronic bed wetting, digestive issues, constipation, difficulty sleeping, general fussiness, and weakened immune system function.
At Love & Light Family Chiropractic, newborn & infant adjustments are specific, gentle, safe and look much like a gentle massage. We use a soft pressure (the amount of pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato) to relieve the irritation on the nervous system so your baby can be as healthy and happy as God intended.
Pediatric & Adolescent Care
Children are often launching themselves off of things, running at full tilt, twisting their bodies in wild dance or gymnastics. Many children and teens today also play in recreational sports, with increasing intensity and competition. All of this movement is great for their bodies, but also increases their chances of creating nervous system interference and irritation. Children and teens are just as vulnerable to health complications from spinal issues as adults. It is beneficial to take your children for regular adjustments to keep their nervous system functioning to promote proper growth and development. Regular chiropractic care throughout childhood creates healthy lifelong habits.
Common reasons parents seek chiropractic
care for their children:
1. To encourage adequate neural plasticity (brain and nerve development).
2. To aid in better concentration and capacity to learn.
3. To allow a better functioning Nervous-System so all other systems and organs in their body can function at a greater level.
4. To help strengthen their child’s immunity – encouraging fewer colds, ear-aches, and general illnesses.
5. Promotion of better balance – helping to resolve poor posture, asthma, allergies, irritability, colic, and bedwetting.
6. To promote better nerve communication throughout their entire body.
7. To help resolve breastfeeding issues, colic, and reflux.
8. To reduce the impact the modern world has on our children’s health.
9. Supports digestive strength allowing children to thrive.
10. To help kids stay fun, lighthearted, and in tip-top shape.