Your body experiences several physiological changes in preparation for your developing baby. Prenatal chiropractic care and massage therapy can help with many issues pregnant women deal with during these changes. Back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, rib pain, sciatica and postural imbalances are just some areas of concern.
As many new mothers can attest, the muscle strains of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance. The average weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds, combined with the increased stress placed on the body by the baby, may result in severe discomfort. Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is especially true during late pregnancy, when the baby’s head presses down on a woman’s back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. And for those who already suffer from low-back pain, the problem can become even worse. Pregnancy hormones help loosen the ligaments attached to the pelvic bones but even these natural changes designed to accommodate the growing baby can result in postural imbalances, making pregnant women prone to having awkward trips and falls.
Dr. Earley received regular chiropractic care throughout her pregnancies which allowed her to effectively treat her patients pain-free with no loss of work during her first pregnancy. During her second pregnancy she was rear ended at 27 weeks and because of chiropractic care it allowed her to only miss minimal work due to her injuries. Dr. Earley even worked up until 1 hour prior to going into labor! You can have the healthy pregnancy of your dreams, and our doctor’s prenatal treatment will help you achieve that.
Chiropractic care can also help after childbirth. In the eight weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten up again. Ideally, joint problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting or reaching should be treated before the ligaments return to their pre-pregnancy state-to prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, shoulder and back problems.
Children have many challenges as they develop. If your child suffers torticollis, pain, scoliosis or any kind of physical developmental issues, make an appointment for a consultation with one of our doctors. Let your child be another one of our success stories.
Chiropractic care for children is very different than chiropractic care for adults. The adjustments are much softer and gentler because the child’s joints are looser and easier to move. The procedure is quite comfortable and children often look forward to their chiropractic treatment. In addition, children generally heal much more quickly than adults, so typically require just a few treatments to restore normal motion to their joints, and thus restore normal function to their nervous systems and related end organs.
Ear Infections: The Basics You Need to Know First
If your child has pain, redness, or pus in their ear, along with a fever, these are signs of acute ear infection, which may be caused by either bacteria or viruses. In somecases, antibiotics may be useful for treating these infections, but not always (more on this shortly).
A second type of ear infection is called otitis media with effusion (OME), and it’s this type that often prompts the recommendation for ear tubes. Unlike acute ear infections, otitis media with effusion usually causes no pain; its primary symptom is the buildup of fluid in the middle ear…read more.