Chiropractic Care for Babies, Children and New Mothers
The changes that occur to a woman’s body during pregnancy can often lead to back or pelvic pain and discomfort. As the baby grows there is a shift in the centre of gravity and an increased load on the spine and pelvis. Seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy can help to relieve and even prevent some of the pain that is caused by this significant change in your body.
Regular chiropractic appointments throughout your pregnancy can also aid in the delivery process and can help lead to an easier, safer and more natural delivery. Chiropractic care helps to align the lower back and pelvis allowing the uterine muscles to function at their best and help get the baby into the most ideal position for delivery. Treatment for the new mother after delivery can help restore the body to normal balance and function. This will help you in managing care for your baby.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Like adults, babies and children can also benefit from chiropractic care. During the birth process, babies experience a lot of forces on their tiny bodies, especially on their spine and joints. This can lead to injuries and cause a lot of discomfort for the baby. Chiropractic care for babies involves very gentle, light touch pressure and can greatly improve the discomfort a baby is feeling. Chiropractic care can help with the symptoms of colicky babies. Most babies sleep through the treatments.
Children can encounter the same types of injuries as adults which means they need treatment, too. If your child has complained of joint or muscle aches and pains or headaches, they may benefit from chiropractic care.
Contact Dr. Allan Ettenson in Etobicoke to learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit babies, children and pregnant women.