Who Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic addresses the nervous system, which is the master control system of the body. Once the nervous system is functioning at optimal potential, the rest of the body systems will be able to function at a higher level. Therefore, a patient will notice profound improvements in their health which they had previously regarded as normal or permanent.
We see patients from all walks of life, including athletes, active people, expectant mothers, infants and children, and healthy seniors.
Alternative Sports Medicine
Dr. Erin truly understands the need for safe alternatives to conventional sports medicine treatments, surgery, medications, and shots. Dr. Erin wants to ensure her patients have the highest quality of life without limitations. We frequently use a combination of treatments from functional exercises, cupping, soft tissue rehabilitation, Graston, Interactive Metronome, and performance enhancement training.
Chiropractic During Pregnancy
The pregnant mother should visit her family chiropractor in conjunction with her regularly scheduled pre-natal checkups. These visits ensure that the mother’s spine is moving properly in order to allow for proper descent of the baby into the birth canal. Improper biomechanics of the spine can contribute not only to a painful pregnancy, but also to a more arduous and prolonged labor.
The chiropractic doctors at Innovative Health & Wellness Group are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), will meet with the mother and father to assess adequate nutrition and exercise, in addition to appropriate spinal biomechanics. Spinal biomechanics, nutrition, positive thinking, and exercise are essential for proper fetal development and maternal health.
Having a Baby is Hard Work!
The effects of pregnancy on the mother’s body are monumental. To ensure a healthy and safe delivery, it is crucial to have the body, spine, and pelvis in their optimal states. Chiropractic care throughout the pregnancy can help to achieve that goal.
Adjusting the spine and pelvis assures that the mother’s posture will keep the baby in a better position for delivery. Using Webster Technique, a specific sacral adjustment that helps to reduce uterine constriction, gives the baby a better chance to turn and avoid a breech presentation. Having the spine and pelvis in alignment also helps to reduce labor time. On average, a mom who has had chiropractic care throughout her pregnancy will have about a 25% decrease in labor time. This phenomenon is due to the pelvis being in a good position to deliver and the nervous system being able to work as designed because a well aligned spine.
Your chiropractor is also a good source for nutritional advice during pregnancy. Pregnant moms could be lacking essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Your chiropractor can offer safe and effective supplementation and dietary advice which can be tailored specifically to your needs.
Innovative Health & Wellness Group is qualified to help you and your child during pregnancy to have a healthy birth experience and after birth to maintain your health and wellness.
Infant Chiropractic Care
Being a baby isn’t easy! Infants are often in awkward positions in the womb and in the birth canal for hours. Coming into the world actually can be the first trauma a baby experiences. Often, the baby’s head is pulled during delivery. This procedure can cause neck and shoulder injuries to the child and lead to issues like torticollis and brachial plexus injuries. Having your baby checked by a chiropractor after birth is a wise idea.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
People tend to look at you strangely when you say you are taking your infant to the chiropractor, thinking the only need for chiropractic care is for back pain. Chiropractors can not only detect the subluxation, but also can determine if the baby has hip issues, address torticollis and adjust to correct these issues. Chiropractic care in infants can also reduce colic, ear infections, respiratory issues, constipation, and reflux by removing the spinal interference. By making sure the spine is in alignment, the nervous system works as it was designed, to allow the body to heal itself. Chiropractic babies tend to be healthier than their non-chiropractic peers.
Chiropractic Care for Children and Adolescents
When your child begins to walk, it is also good to have your chiropractor check them out, as the continual falling on their bottoms sends shockwaves through the spine and can cause misalignments in the pelvis and spine. Over time, the fixated vertebral segments can lead to degeneration of the spine. Keeping the spine moving prevents degeneration from beginning.
As children get into sports and technology, their neck and spine also face challenges. The term “tech neck” has been generated to describe the forward head posture that kids, and adults as well, adopt when looking at their phones, tablets, and computers. The curve in your neck is crucial to your spinal cord working properly. When the head constantly moves forward and the ears are no longer in alignment with the shoulders, and symptoms of headaches, shoulder pain, and numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers can develop. Sports can cause subluxations in the spine, too. Tackles, base slides, soccer plays, vertical reaches for volleyballs and basketballs, tumbling and cheer can all misalign the spine. Chiropractic care for kids can help to improve posture, maintain the natural curve in the neck, prevent injury and keep your child happy and healthy.
Chiropractic Care for Seniors
Chiropractic care offers a lifestyle that addresses the concerns of the aging adult. Chiropractors can improve mobility (which is equivalent to independence) through a non-drug approach to health and self-empowerment. Chiropractic can improve circulation, coordination, balance, poor memory, etc. In conjunction with exercise programs and nutritional counseling, chiropractic can improve the quality of life of the aging individual.
“Elderly chiropractic users were less likely to have been hospitalized, less likely to have used a nursing home, more likely to report a better health status, more likely to exercise vigorously, and more likely to be mobile in the community. In addition, they were less likely to use prescription drugs.” – Topics in Clinical Chiropractic, Coulter et al. (1996)
Dr. Erin with Innovative Health & Wellness Group enables seniors to maintain their independence and health naturally. If you are a senior citizen and would like to find out if chiropractic can help please call us to schedule a consultation.
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