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Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

It’s Never Too Early for Chiropractic Care

Austin pediatric chiropractic at American Chiropractic Clinic -- Austin

Healthy kids are happy kids

Since the nervous system controls all function in the body, it’s vital for children to get a good start in life by optimizing that function, starting with the sometimes negative effects of the birth process itself, including:

  • Mal-presentation of the baby in the birth canal
  • The effects on the skull and upper neck during forceps delivery (subluxation)
  • The effect of vacuum extraction devices on the delicate skull of the baby
  • Pulling, tugging or twisting on the vulnerable neck of the newborn

Babies that start out with gentle chiropractic care have the best chance of thriving. We strongly recommend that newborns be checked as soon as possible for spinal misalignments. The adjustment itself is fingertip-pressure light, and it can make all the difference in the world in your child’s development!

Regularly Adjusted Kids Are Happy Kids

If you’re a parent, you can testify to the many bumps, bruises, scrapes, concussions and broken bones that children are prone to! These physical impacts have a cumulative effect on the body, and can result in physical symptoms that often seem unrelated. The top three conditions that we see in newborns and young children with spinal misalignment are:

  • Bed-wetting
  • Colic and feeding problems
  • Otitis media: chronic ear infections

With older children, most misalignment problems stem from sports injuries, ranging from skate boarding accidents to bowling mishaps. American Chiropractic Clinic — Austin recommends that kids that are involved in “collision” sports, such as football or soccer, be adjusted at least on a once-a-month basis, a protocol that many professional athletes follow.

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Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal Care Can Make All the Difference

Austin prenatal chiropractic at American Chiropractic Clinic -- Austin

Caring for baby and mom during pregnancy

Recent research also shows that moms that get adjusted on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy experience these benefits:

  • Less time in labor
  • An easier labor for both mother and child
  • Optimal positioning for the baby in the birth canal
  • A better overall pregnancy: improved ability to sleep and good energy
  • Decreases in back pain, fatigue, tight muscles, constipation and heartburn

The field of obstetrics has determined that the correct positioning of the baby in-utero affects birth outcome. Proper positioning also decreases undue stress on the baby’s developing spine and nervous system. We agree! When necessary to ensure proper positioning, we provide the cutting-edge Webster Technique, as well as other gentle adjustments appropriate for pregnancy.

Is Adjusting Safe During Pregnancy?

Chiropractic prenatal care is very safe.

We use special modifications in our adjusting procedures for our pregnant patients as their bodies are changing and adapting. Our techniques are very gentle and effective as they help to correct pelvic misalignment to ensure an optimal birth process. By receiving regular chiropractic care during pregnancy, moms feel empowered in having the birth plan they were hoping to have!

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Interested in prenatal or pediatric chiropractic care in Austin? Call today for an appointment! (512) 346-5567

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