KIDS & PREGNANCY

 

I have been receiving chiropractic treatments from Dr. Amanda since I was 16 days old. My rough birth and time spent laying crooked in Mommy's tummy hurt my neck and back. I had trouble turning my head and feeding and I cried a lot! Dr. Amanda is very kind and gentle with me and is doing a great job fixing me up. I love coming to my appointments and feel so much better!

-Burton (6 months old)

CHILDREN & CHIROPRACTIC

"As the twig is bent so grows the tree."

Spinal problems can begin even before a child is born if he or she is in an unnatural position (i.e. breech, transverse lie, facial presentation, occiput posterior). There is a lot of stress (compression and/or traction and/or torsion) placed on an infant’s spine during birth (labour and delivery). Activities such as learning to lift their head, sitting, crawling, walking, and of course all the bumps and falls in between can lead to vertebrae misaligning (a.k.a. subluxations). Subluxations interfere with the nerve signals to different cells, tissue, organs, and systems of the body. Chiropractic adjustments correct these misalignments to remove pressure from the nervous system, eliminate symptoms, and prevent future problems (i.e. osteoarthritis). Chiropractic adjusting techniques are modified to fit a child’s age, size, and unique spinal problems. For example, with a newborn baby `sustained contact` adjustments are used. This type of adjustment involves about the same amount of pressure you could place on your eyeball or a tomato. The Activator instrument (on a low setting) and Drop Pieces are often used with children. Children can benefit from chiropractic care before they are even born by having a mother who receives prenatal chiropractic check-ups and adjustments to ensure that her nerve system is working at its most optimal level.

When children are out of alignment they may develop symptoms such as:

  • Infantile Colic (unexplained extreme fussiness)

  • Torticollis (wry neck)

  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

  • Frequent Spitting Up

  • Reflux

  • Frequent Colds

  • Sleep Problems

  • Preference of Feeding from One Side

  • Breathing Problems (i.e. Asthma)

  • Chronic Tonsillitis

  • Chronic Ear Infections

  • Allergies

  • “Growing Pains”

  • Skin Problems (i.e. Eczema, Acne)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Developmental Delays

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Trouble Concentrating / Focusing

  • Poor Appetite

If your child is experiencing any of the above symptoms please bring them to our office to have them checked. Drs. Amanda & Matthew Ostrowski are the parents of two small daughters and LOVE working with children. Balance Chiropractic is very child-friendly with a change table, toys, and a treasure chest!

 

When I became pregnant I continued to see Dr. Matt to help my changing body adjust. I experienced no pain in my back or legs throughout my entire pregnancy. When my daughter was born I decided to give her a positive start to a healthy life by taking her to visit Dr. Matt as well.

~ Natalie S.

PREGNANCY & CHIROPRACTIC

During pregnancy is a great time to begin or continue with your chiropractic care. Imbalances and misalignments within the spine become extra stressed as the body rapidly changes and grows. As a result, a large portion of women experience headaches, neck, back, and leg pain during this time. Chiropractic is a natural (drug-free), safe, and effective form of treatment to prevent and relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy. Chiropractors get to the root of the cause, rather than merely masking the symptoms. The chiropractic techniques are tailored to your ever changing body and special pillows are used for extra comfort. Adjustments by a chiropractor reduce spinal nerve stress allowing your pelvis and uterus to function at their maximum potential. Chiropractors work with the pelvic muscles, joints, and ligaments throughout pregnancy to restore a state of balance for an easier, safer delivery.

 

Chiropractic care has been proven to reduce the need for pain medications and medical interventions during delivery and reduce labor time! Both of the chiropractors at Balance Chiropractic have received additional training from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the care of pregnant women and children and would love to be part of your prenatal team! For more information on chiropractic and pregnancy please visit the following link: www.icpa4kids.com

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