Pregnancy & Pediatric Care
Pregnancy & Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Pleasanton, CA
Many parents don’t realize that chiropractic care is available for children and during pregnancy. Let’s start by discussing how a pregnancy chiropractor can help women who are pregnant and experiencing discomfort. Many women complain about lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain, insomnia, and so much more during pregnancy. Pregnancy puts an extreme amount of pressure on the body, specifically the spine and pelvic region which can lead to pain and discomfort. When daily discomfort affects your mobility and ability to enjoy your pregnancy, The Pleasant Chiropractor is here to help as your prenatal chiropractor in Pleasanton, CA.
Chiropractic care can help realign the spine and joints affected by pregnancy. When a pregnancy chiropractor combines regular adjustments and supportive modalities, such as stretching and massage therapy, most patients find relief from their aches, pains, and muscle tension.
Because musculoskeletal adjustments affect the nervous system, the prenatal chiropractor may also help patients experience additional benefits, such as:
- Reduced nausea
- Fewer headaches
- Less edema or swelling
- Reduced sciatic pain
- Reduced pelvic or sacrum pain
- More restful sleep
- Faster, less complicated labor and delivery
Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Pleasanton, CA
Chiropractic care is not just for adults, infants and children can benefit a great deal from pediatric chiropractic care. In fact, pediatric chiropractic can reduce both sleep problems and behavior problems, and it contributes to whole health from an early age, helping children grow up in the healthiest way possible. Adjustments also help with many common childhood conditions including colic, ear infections, scoliosis, asthma, headaches, allergies, and bedwetting. It is absolutely safe for children, and the benefits of pediatric chiropractic care make it a great way to be proactive about your children’s health.
Why should you bring your child in to see us?
The fact is, a child’s nervous system begins to develop during pregnancy. The nervous system is what controls the body’s systems including the immune, digestive, respiratory function, movements, and so much more. During pregnancy and the delivery process, there is an incredible amount of pressure put on the body as a whole. In fact, a recent study of 1,250 infants demonstrated that 95 percent suffered cervical strain from the birthing process, with 80 percent displaying strain patterns in the cranial mechanisms. When these components of the spine are injured or misplaced, known as a subluxation, they reduce nerve flow which affects overall function. This can lead to many of the conditions described above.
Through our targeted treatments, we restore the body’s natural healing power, letting the body completely develop these critical functions systems naturally. At The Pleasant Chiropractor, we’ve worked with hundreds of kids in our 20+ years in business. We have a very delicate approach and depending on the age, we go to great lengths to help them take an active role in their treatment plan, assigning homework and physical activities that keep them on track.
Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?
There are no recognized contraindications to undergoing chiropractic treatment during pregnancy.
How far along in my pregnancy should I seek chiropractic care?
Many women choose to see a chiropractor and start receiving chiropractic care right from the first trimester.
What is pediatric chiropractic care?
Pediatric chiropractors are health care professionals who employ specialized procedures to assist children in correcting spinal misalignments.
Is it safe to be adjusted by a chiropractor while pregnant?
Chiropractic care is usually safe and quite effective for women during pregnancy.