"The Doctor of Chiropractic is a primary care provider for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative management of spine-related disorders and associated locomotor conditions. Serving the patient's best interest in a professional and ethical manner, the Doctor of Chiropractic employs experience and the best available evidence to make clinical decisions, deliver care and manage identified health concerns and conditions."
- Palmer College
Chiropractic During Pregnancy
Optimal alignment of the pelvis may allow for easier childbirth.
Due to the attachment of the uterus to the pubic bone in the front via the Round Ligament, and to sacrum in the back via the Utero-Sacral Ligament, torque of the pelvis may translate into the uterus itself. Torsion of the uterus may lead to restricted movement of the fetus and decreased ability for the uterus to contract during childbirth.
Chiropractic care may be able to reduce misalignment of the pelvis, reducing stress on the round ligaments and utero-sacral ligament leading to reduced stress to the mother and fetus.
Chiropractic for Babies
The way a baby is positioned during pregnancy, birthing – naturally or by caesarian section, sleeping postures, bumps and falls are all capable of creating significant imbalance in a child's body.
This may not create spinal pain directly, but a growing body of research is showing it may manifest in other areas. The symptoms may include:
Poor Sleep, Difficulty soothing the child, Difficulty with nipple attachment or lack of nutritive sucking, Colic and Reflux, Uneven shape of skull, Learning Difficulties, Unco-ordinated or Clumsiness, Easily fatigued, Behavioural Difficulties, Poor Immunity, constant infections or tummy upsets.
Chiropractic for Toddlers
It has been estimated that an average toddler (12 to 19 months old) may fall down 17 times per hour. With each collapse, they may cause a subluxation in their spine. If those subluxations are left alone, they may negatively affect the child's skeletal development.