Pediatric & Pregnancy Care
Why Do My Kids Need Chiropractic?
Often birthing procedures can put pressure on a child’s spine. Vacuum extraction and over-eager hands can do even more damage by pulling, forcing and twisting the baby’s young spine. A child encounters many physical stresses during their growing years. The many small bumps and falls can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position and cause nerve disturbance (subluxation). Left undetected and uncorrected this can lead to altered development. This never disturbance can cause negative effects on digestion, immune function, ear infections, colic, and sleep patterns.
Children’s Chiropractic Gentle and Safety
Dr. Martines is extremely gentle with infants, toddlers and adolescent patients. Rather than using an adult adjusts, he uses special low-force techniques specific to the needs of each child. Dr. Martines is highly trained, skilled and experienced. With on more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato, he is able to reduce compressive nerve disturbances. The procedures we use in our office are truly gentle, comfortable and effective for children.
The ICPA has initiated a study on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for children. The results are outstanding and show that chiropractic care is safe for children. Even more significant is that our parents consistently report three improvements with their child’s health:
- Improved sleeping
- Improved behavior and attitude
- Improved immune system function
Adjustments so gentle, so AMAZING
Our 6 month old baby, Enzo, had many sleepless nights. Enzo had lots of spitting up due to acid reflux and digestion discomfort. He was so uncomfortable all the time. Due to all these issues we were all exhausted on a daily basis and we felt so bad for him! We were desperate for answers because we felt like we had tried everything suggested by the medical doctors; and used all our recourses and nothing seemed to help him. We were definitely skeptical about bringing Enzo to a chiropractor, but nothing else had worked so we gave it a try. Once he started chiropractic care we noticed the spitting up was less and less, and now not spitting up at all! He now sleeps through the night consistently! It is amazing! Every single visit, Enzo is happy to be here, and he actually has his first smile of the day in Dr. Martines’ office! It is a very relaxing experience for him; and the adjustment is so gentle. When we leave the office, he takes a long nap and it is a great start to his day. I would recommend moms to have their babies checked! It truly worked for our family!
What are the benefits of chiropractic prior to pregnancy?
- Promotes regular menstrual cycles
- Optimal uterine function
- Prepare body for healthy implantation
- Ensures proper nerve supply to reproductive organs
Is chiropractic safe for a pregnant woman?
- Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free discipline meaning that the risks associated with it are very low.
- In general, there are no increased risks or side effects with chiropractic for pregnant women.
- Your prenatal chiropractor may use special techniques or table modifications to avoid unnecessary pressure on the abdomen.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
- Detection, prevention and correction of fetal malposition
- Less back labor
- Reduced need for pain medication
- Less back pain
- Shorter labor time
- More comfort while breastfeeding
- Greater production of breastmilk
- Less incidence of postpartum depression
Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy helps maintain balance, alignment and flexibility. Many report less morning sickness. When the baby is comfortable, he or she can assume the optimal birthing position.
Labor and Birth
Mothers who get adjusted seem to require less high-tech intervention. Many report shorter, less traumatic births. With proper nerve supply, well-timed contractions help move the baby more easily though the birth canal.
Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby is unable to comfortably turn his head. Schedule a chiropractic checkup for your newborn as soon as possible.
You can relax knowing we us a light touch to make our adjustments safe, comfortable and effective.
Chiropractic has helped me in so many different ways. My pregnancy has been a breeze. Considering my scoliosis, I thought that I would be bed-ridden a long time ago. My delivery was natural. No C-Section! The main way is by keeping my back flexible and pain free. Secondly, I believe it has kept me heathier. Today I pass down my knowledge to every pregnant lady. I can’t thank Dr. Martines and staff enough. I have had better advice and treatment from Dr. Martines than the Stanford doctors. They were speechless about how to help me, Dr. Martines had answers.