It is said that chiropractic care is the health maintenance of the spinal column and the adjustment of misaligned joints. While chiropractors have commonly treated children, and adolescents. Infants are treated using a gentle manipulation of the spine and nervous system, which is complementary and alternative chiropractic care when coordinating with physician medical care. Further, the chiropractic profession has developed procedures and the rationale for prenatal chiropractic treatment.
The need for chiropractic treatment is said to be led by parents that want alternative therapies for their children. The chiropractic profession has developed procedures in the area of prenatal chiropractic treatment. Athena Chiropractic in Wilmington provides quality prenatal chiropractic care.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
There are health benefits from chiropractic care for children, adolescents, and infants, which, in part, include the following:
- Improvements in the quality of sleep. An essential healthy childhood habit is a full night's sleep. It is not uncommon for children, up to thirty percent, to have sleep disorders such as sleepwalking, night terrors, insomnia, and sleep apnea. Massage and spinal manipulation relieve stress and relax your children.
- Colic is and has been successfully treated. Both the baby and parents get grumpy when the child cries several hours a night because of colic. A chiropractor uses both safe and effective treatment using massage and gentle manipulation of the neck and spine, reducing the incidences of the baby waking up at night.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
A Chiropractor's practice that includes prenatal chiropractic must collaborate with his patient's treating pediatrician because of the medical risks associated with pregnancy. For instance, chiropractic care is secondary if his chiropractic patient suffers from vaginal bleeding, ectopic pregnancy, placenta abruption, or moderate to severe toxemia. However, prenatal chiropractic care is invaluable when:
- The pregnancy produces constant aches and pain in the hips and the lower back.
- Hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy impact your posture and comfort. The heavier the baby becomes, your center of gravity shifts causing stress on your posture and support, and you will need chiropractic adjustments.
Since physical changes during your pregnancy can lead to a misaligned spine or joints, chiropractic adjustments are necessary, and the chiropractor must:
A.) Teach pregnant women how to perform effective stretches for relieving tension and easing discomfort
B.) Adjust the curve to the spine as a result of a protruding abdomen
C.) Treat any changes to the pelvis as the woman's body begins to prepare for labor, thus protecting the life of the newborn.
Chiropractic Care Is Safe Using Best Practices
Athena Chiropractic, located in Wilmington, DE, provides excellent chiropractic care to your family and your newborn. Make an appointment at (302) 543-4227 or to learn more about our services.