“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda LeShan
Can Chiropractic Care Help My Pregnancy?
Chiropractic care has helped many women with:
> Faster labor times
> Less complications
> Less back labor pain
> Better milk production
> Decreased likelihood of postpartum depression
Many women seek Webster technique which is specific for balancing the bone, muscles, and ligaments of the pelvis. Tightness and misalignment of the pelvis may contribute to difficult labor for mother due to inadequate function and baby mal-presentation.
Can My Child Get Adjusted?
Subluxation first occurs during the birthing process. As children grow and develop they fall an average of 300 times before the age of 5.
These are 6 key components of why children get adjusted:
1. To encourage brain and nerve development
2. To decrease nerve interference which may impact the ability to learn, focus, and decrease ADHD symptoms
3. To promote body balance - helping to resolve poor posture, asthma, allergies, and bed-wetting
4. To help performance in arts, athletics, and academics
5. To help strengthen immunity - encouraging fewer ear infections, colds, and general illness
6. To help resolve breastfeeding issues, colic, and acid reflux
What is Spinal Hygiene?
Spinal hygiene focuses on doing less more often. Over time our bodies experience stresses which cause for decay in our spine just as foods decay our teeth. You can be preventative by brushing your teeth, but you cannot brush out a cavity. The same holds true for misalignments in the spine, you can be preventative by getting adjusted, but you cannot exercise out a subluxation (see link).
We focus on 3 components for spinal health:
To have body function at its best
To prevent decay of spine
To encourage stability
What is the "popping" noise heard when I get adjusted?"The “popping” noise from a chiropractic adjustment comes from gas escaping the joint. Most joints of your body have a capsule filled with fluid and gas. When the capsule is stretched, the air is released creating a “popping” sound (like opening a bottle of soda pop). No harm to the body occurs when this happens, but just the opposite. The nervous system is enhanced and can perform at a more optimal state.
Does it hurt to get adjusted?Most people find chiropractic adjustments relieving instead of painful. People who have not been to a chiropractor before have a preconception that a chiropractic adjustment will hurt due to the "popping" or "cracking" sound. This is rarely the case. On rare occasions people can experience mild pain, but most people experience a relieving sensation after a chiropractic adjustment.
Can infants/children recieve chiropractic care?Chiropractic is safe for all ages including infants and children. At Jones Chiropractic, we believe starting infants/children with preventitive chiropractic care early in life will set them up for a lifetime of health and well-being.
Is chiropractic safe for expecting mothers?Chiropractic care is safe for expecting mothers. Flexible spinal and pelvic joints allow the woman to better adapt to the rapid changes of her body while the baby is developing and preparing for the birth process.
How often do I need to go to the chiropractor?It depends upon the patient. Patient's that come in with an injury need to realize one appointment may help relieve the pain, but the tissue that was injured has not yet healed. So patients with an injury may need to see a chiropractor more frequently at the start of care. At Jones Chiropractic, we believe every human being, no matter the age, needs to get his/her spine checked on a regular basis, like taking your car to the mechanic. The goal of taking your car to the mechanic is for the mechanic to keep your car in working order and fix minor problems before any major issues arise. This is the same goal you should have when you make a regular appointment with a chiropractor.