Pregnancy can cause uncomfortable effects, including changes in posture due weight gain that cause pain in your back, buttocks, groin and legs. Postural changes may also influence the ligaments and muscles attached to the pelvis and in turn the positioning of the uterus and birth canal.
Although a natural process, birth is sometimes traumatic for both mother and baby and chiropractic may help you and your baby recover.
As children grow, chiropractic can help not only with the strains caused by the rough and tumble of life but also with some of the problems that children can suffer in their first years:
- sleeping and feeding problems
- frequent ear infections
- prolonged crying
Also bending and lifting children, particularly as they get older, can put increasing pressure on your spine and joints.
Your chiropractor will carry out a full examination and take a thorough history before advising an appropriate treatment programme for you or your children. Treatment consists of specific adjustments done by hand to free stiff joints and reduce spinal nerve irritation. He may also recommend ice, heat or massage treatment amongst other things.
Chiropractic is a natural, drug-free treatment and is effective for the whole family.