Pediatric Chiropractic In Clive IA
Chiropractic Care for Newborns and Expecting Mothers
Q: Can chiropractic care help with pregnancy, labor and helping kids to avoid illnesses?
A: The answer is an emphatic, “yes!” The fact is, that with pregnancy comes hormonal changes, a shift in body weight and a laxity of connective tissues. New stresses are experienced by the lower back and pelvis. However, many women report that their pregnancies were easier and their delivery times shorter when they received chiropractic care. In addition, with today’s birthing procedures, stress can also be put on the child’s spine and body. While injury from forceps is less common today, vacuum extraction and eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting your baby. For these reasons, many newborns can experience colic, unexplained crying and lack of appetite, frequent ear infections and other signs of poor health.
Fortunately, a chiropractic examination on an infant can determine birth trauma and provide life-affirming adjustments to a child’s spine, cranium, or virtually any place where there is a misalignment. Adjustments for newborns and children are very different from adult treatment and can provide real solutions for the aforementioned conditions as well as bedwetting, “growing pains” and cranial abnormalities. Almost miraculously, many parents see instant improvement in the well-being of their child after treatment.
If you would like more information about the benefits of chiropractic care for pregnancy and children, please call our office today.
Detect Scoliosis Early
Q: I’ve noticed that my daughter’s clothing fits poorly. Her right shoulder seems higher than the left one. Her hips seem uneven as well. What could be the reason for this and what can be done for my daughter?
A: Your daughter may be experiencing the early signs of a condition called scoliosis, which involves the abnormal curvature of the spine and can produce devastating effects if not treated early. Scoliosis affects boys and, more frequently, girls between the ages of 8 and 18.
In many cases, the cause of scoliosis is still unknown. While some are born with it, others seem to form scoliosis through assuming a distorted head or hip position. An alert parent may notice a hip that is lower than the opposite side or a higher shoulder. Back and leg pain that is sometimes over looked as “growing pains” can also be a sign.
Fortunately, habitual scoliosis is easy to correct when caught in its early stages. As a matter of fact, chiropractic care has helped many young women and men avoid the worsening effects of scoliosis, which, if allowed to run its course, can involve the implanting of a steel rod in your child’s spine surgically. The chiropractic treatment for scoliosis is simple and effective. The primary course of cure is a program of specific chiropractic adjustments. These help improve the function and structure of the spine as well as strengthen muscles and improve posture.
If you suspect that your child has early signs of scoliosis, please call our office today. We offer specific preventative chiropractic care that has helped countless young women reclaim their health, posture and self-esteem. We also teach parents an easy test that allows them to detect scoliosis on their own.
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