Pregnancy & Pediatric
The joy and excitement of preparing for a new baby can be interrupted for many women by back pain. Chiropractic is a safe and effective means of relieving such pain without having to take pain relief medication.
At Maldon Chiropractic we see many mums-to-be and are well prepared to assist you in achieving a comfortable pregnancy.
What causes back pain during pregnancy?
There are a variety of factors that contribute towards back pain in pregnancy, postural and hormonal changes being key. As the baby grows, so must the mother’s body as she adapts to accommodate her precious cargo. Hormones released during pregnancy, mainly oestrogen and progesterone, cause ligaments and joints to soften, making them more prone to injury.
How can chiropractic help with pregnancy?
Chiropractors work on your spine and pelvis during pregnancy to promote balance and alignment. When the pelvis is out of balance, the ligaments that connect to and support the uterus can become twisted, causing a condition known as uterine constraint. By ensuring that your pelvis and nervous system are correctly balanced, alongside providing advice on muscle relaxation techniques and the best positions to support your back, we can help your body to adapt to pregnancy with ease and grace.
We consider chiropractic care to be an important part of your prenatal routine. As mother and baby grow together, chiropractic helps to release restrictions allowing the body to perform at its very best.
A newborn baby is always a beautiful thing and it is often hard to imagine that there could be anything wrong with such a tiny new person. However, sometimes the birthing process itself can place a lot of stress on a baby’s fragile new system.
Gentle and safe techniques
We only use the gentlest techniques on babies; we can perform gentle cranial-sacral work to ensure your baby is adjusted carefully and precisely to promote optimal function of their peripheral, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Our gentle spinal and cranial adjustment techniques serve to improve the health of your baby’s spine, cranial system and nervous system.
We draw on the best and most current evidence to treat your baby. We consult information from scientific literature, our understanding of the natural history of the problem and clinical experience from all over the world.