Chiropractic for Kids
At Platinum Chiropractic we are very family focused practice. We love providing high quality chiropractic care for pregnant woman, new borns, babies and children. Chiropractic care for pregnant woman and children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being.
Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
What we cannot see are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby, all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Now more than ever, during pregnancy you need a nervous system that responds immediately and accurately to changing requirements in all parts of your body, and therefore you need a healthy spine!
Chiropractic care prepares the body to be strong, supple, and as balanced as possible to carry the pregnancy. Adjusting women throughout pregnancy is one of the most rewarding parts of our work, because a healthier pregnancy can result in an easier labour and delivery, and a better transition for the baby into this life.
According to recent studies, chiropractic care may result in easier pregnancy including increased comfort during the third trimester and delivery and reduced need for analgesics (pain medication). In one study, women receiving chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had 24% reduction in labour times and subjects giving birth for the second or third time reported 39% reduction in shorter labour times. In another study, the need for analgesics was reduced by 50% in the patients who received adjustments. In addition, 84% of women report relief of back pain during pregnancy with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic for Babies and Children
Doctors of Chiropractic have been providing safe and effective care of children for nearly 100 years. There are several published studies conducted by researchers in Germany, Australia, Denmark and the United States that confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic for a variety of childhood illnesses.
Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of health care. A baby’s spine is very supple during the first few months of life and the Chiropractor applies only a slight pressure to make spinal adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments are painless and will not hurt your child. Chiropractors do not use drugs and do not perform any invasive procedures (such as surgery).