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Yes, you can take your child to a chiropractor. My name is Anna, and I work for a chiropractic medical office. Some people believe that children are not good candidates for chiropractic services because they are still growing. This is simply not true. Kids' bodies experience the same kinds of stress and pressure as adults' bodies do, and they can also benefit from the attention a chiropractor can give. This is especially true for children who participate in sports and other physically demanding activities. This blog will help you understand what a chiropractor can do for your child and why you should make an appointment to see one.


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Simple Ways Your Chiropractor Can Help Relieve The Pain Of Pregnancy

Neil Fuller

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience that is also, unfortunately, filled with some pretty significant aches and pains, including lower back pain. If you have tried several home remedies and worked with your doctor to find relief, there is another option you might have overlooked: your chiropractor. Here are a few ways a chiropractor can help relieve the many pains associated with pregnancy, including back pain.

An Adjustment Can Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

As your pregnancy progresses, you will notice more pressure on your lower back. This pressure occurs for several reasons, including the additional weight of the baby and the placenta. Additionally, as a woman enters the last few weeks of her pregnancy, her body begins to produce a specialized hormone that helps relax and loosen the joints and ligaments in her body.

Unfortunately, these relaxed joints and ligaments, combined with the added pressure of carrying a baby, can lead to some severe back problems. A chiropractic adjustment can help realign the spine, which can help relieve some of this pressure and ease lower back pain.

Whatever treatments you receive from your chiropractor should be used in conjunction with any recommendation made by your doctor.

Correct a Baby's Breech Position Later in Pregnancy

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ACOG, a baby moving into the breech position occurs in approximately three to four percent of pregnancies. When a baby is a breech, the legs and buttocks face the cervix rather than the head. When a woman attempts to deliver a baby in the breech position, it can lead to various complications and, in some instances, a much more painful birth.

Chances are you will not feel more pain because your baby is in a breech position. However, the added stress of knowing your baby is breech can make your pregnancy-related symptoms more severe. During the last few weeks of pregnancy, a chiropractor can perform a simple adjustment called the Webster Technique, which can help reposition the baby and prevent complications associated with a breech birth.

Chiropractors Can Help Reduce Your Labor's Duration  

Finally, receiving an adjustment before you go into labor can sometimes reduce labor's pain by shortening the labor and delivery process. An adjustment ensures that the spine, pelvis, and hips are in the correct position. This will ensure that when the mom-to-be starts to push, the mom's pelvis and hips will be in the proper position, which makes it easier for the baby to be delivered.

From easing lower back pain to helping reduce the intensity and duration of labor, there are several ways a chiropractor can help ease the aches and pains of pregnancy. 

For more info about pregnancy back pain relief, contact a local chiropractor.