Pregnancy and Pediatric Care
People will often ask if NeuroStructural Chiropractic is beneficial for pregnant women, infants and children. NeuroStructural Chiropractic is not only beneficial but should be an essential component of prenatal and pediatric care.
Pregnant women often have preexisting structural abnormalities that often do not manifest as symptoms or “Secondary Conditions” until the pregnancy places additional strain on the mother’s structure. Common Secondary Conditions that may benefit from specific NeuroStructural Corrective Adjustments during pregnancy are back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, meralgia paresthetica, pubic symphasis dysfunction, poor posture, neck pain, headaches, etc.
Another common problem that develops in pregnant women is intrauterine constraint. This condition occurs when a type of Structural Shift called a Pelvic Displacement Complex (PDC) is present. This issue happens when the pelvic bones are shifted which puts abnormal tension on the ligaments supporting the uterus. This abnormal Structural Shift can interfere with normal positioning of the growing fetus. Correction of the PDC allows the fetus to be more comfortable within the uterus as well as being better prepared to get into the proper position for birth.
Care for Newborns, Infants, & Children
People are often surprised when they learn that we see children in our practice. Many people have never thought about chiropractic for their child. In many cases, as a patient learns more about NeuroStructural Chiropractic and how structural abnormalities developed in their own body, they choose to take a more proactive approach to the structure of their own children.
The nervous system controls and coordinates the body. It is also responsible for child development and is critical for healing. Almost all brain and spinal nerve cells (neurons) are present at birth. The connections, however, between cells mostly happen in the first few months to years of life. The structural nature of the spine makes it a very common place in the body to obstruct the nervous system.
Structural Shifts can often be found in children with a variety of Secondary Conditions such as ear infections, colic, reflux, asthma, ADHD, developmental delays, torticollis, etc. NeuroStructural Chiropractic can correct the Structural Shift allowing for optimal function and quality of life. At Premier Chiropractic we often say, “It’s easier to grow healthy children than repair damaged adults.”