A Healthy Start
Is it safe to have a Chiropractic Adjustment when you are pregnant?
Yes - As the center of gravity changes, so does the stress on the spine. Chiropractic is very beneficial, often helping to relieve the discomfort many expectant mothers experience. Chiropractic care helps normalize nervous system function which is an important component overall good health. Chiropractic care may also play a key role helping to support the musculoskeletal system, easing the strain on the back and legs.
I have heard Chiropractic can help with labor, is this true?
Yes - the benefits of chiropractic care may also be noticed during delivery. Many patients report that their deliveries were faster and more comfortable than deliveries where no chiropractic care was received.
Do I have to lay on my belly to be adjusted when I'm pregnant?
Dr. Marshall will take special precautions with you during pregnancy. Modifications to the table or adjusting techniques are made during each stage of pregnancy. Pamper yourself and your baby with regular chiropractic checkups.
Can Chiropractic assist to turn a breech baby?
Yes - Dr. Marshall is trained and specializes in various pregnancy techniques. Turning a breeched baby involves using a technique called 'the Webster Technique'. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association defines this as "A specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which reduces interference to the nervous system , improves the function of the pelvic muscles and ligaments, which in turn removes constraint of the woman's uterus and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth." A study done by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) showed that the Webster Technique has a 92% success rate at turning a baby naturally.
When should we have our spines checked?
Having a child's spine checked immediately After birth would be the very best. However, the sooner the better.
Why should we have our spines checked?
Like your brain, covered by your skull, your Spinal cord is SO IMPORTANT that it is also covered by protective bone. These 24 moving bones called vertebra, surround your spinal cord like beads on a necklace. These bones protect your spinal cord when you bend, turn, lift, or anything else you do. If you twist and bed a necklace the wrong way, it could get tangled or kinked. Well, the same can happen to your spine if you fall down, slip or even during the normal birth process when your head and neck are twisted coming through the birth canal. Any number of health problems can arise from the result of pressure on your nervous system, including: colic, frequent colds, ear infections, even concentration problems such as attention deficit disorder (ADD).
Prevention care is the best. Having your spine checked as soon as possible can help to prevent these future problems from arising.
How do you adjust an infant's spine?
Dr. Marshall utilizes specific pediatric adjustive techniques that are extremely gentle. He is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. www.icpa4kids.com
Dr. Marshall loves taking care of children's spines, including his own two sons; ages 1 and 4. Dr. Marshall is devoted to educating every one of his patients so they have a better understanding on how their nervous system works and how Chiropractic finds the cause of their problems opposed to "covering up or masking" their symptoms.
A Health Start
Traditional symptom-treating of Childhood illnesses (i.e. with drugs or unnecessary antibiotics) is expensive and very often ineffective. That's why more and more families include a Chiropractor on their health team.