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With Mother’s Day being right
around the corner, I thought I would take a few minutes to talk about how
chiropractic care can help moms deal with every aspect of their lives. Being a
mother has its rewards, but it can also come with a healthy dose of mental and
physical stress. Everything from
conception and pregnancy, to childbirth and raising a child brings with it a
host of life-changing physical transformations that need to be dealt with in turn. This article is designed
to cover those changes, as well as how chiropractic care can help mothers
better deal with them.
From the moment of
conception, a mother-to-be begins a physical and emotional journey that will
transform her body in many ways. Being a
mom can be hard on the body. As the
fetus grows, a woman gains weight. This tends to throw everything from the spine
and pelvis to the joints, muscles, and tendons out of whack. Once the
spine becomes misaligned, it can also cause chronic pain, particularly in the
third trimester. Since a developing
fetus shares its mother’s blood supply, this makes taking prescription painkillers problematic.
Chiropractic adjustments all
through pregnancy are a wonderful way to ease the strain and discomfort that goes
with it. By keeping the spine properly aligned, a pregnant woman is better
able to deal with the extra weight that she must carry for nine months. While pregnant women mentally prepare
themselves to deal with their increased appetite, the rapidly expanding belly,
and the overall loss of balance, what many first-time mothers don’t take into consideration
are the sore knees and swollen ankles that are common during pregnancy. Chiropractic care offers a number of treatment modalities that can help
a mom-to-be keep her body better balanced and improve circulation, which in
turn will reduce swelling and inflammation to
Here is a list of common
complaints during pregnancy:
·Lower Back Pain
When the big day finally
arrives, the act of childbirth itself presents a
number of issues that are the culmination of 9-months of changes to the skeletal
system, the musculature, and the nervous
system. Everything from the way a fetus
presents prior to birth to the pain of
childbirth itself can be improved through
chiropractic care long before the due date.
Chiropractic is also a great
way to deal with newborns as well, since
it is safe for infants. If you find that
your baby cries incessantly, or has problems either sleeping or nursing, this
could be a sign of a spine misalignment.
You’d have a sore back too if you spent 9-months curled into a tight
ball. Many times, a single, gentle adjustment is all it takes to make it
possible for both baby and mother to achieve a good night’s sleep.
As babies turn into toddlers,
there are many issues that mothers must deal with. While chiropractic care can’t heal a skinned
knee, it can address such things as colic, asthma, allergies, ear infections
and immune issues. Since the spine is
the body’s primary conduit for the nervous system and since children’s bones
grow inordinately fast, it should not come as
a surprise that many childhood maladies can be traced back to skeletal
imbalances and nervous system blockages.
Periodic chiropractic adjustments have proven to contribute to
healthier, happier children. Instead of
reaching for medication, you should consider speaking with a chiropractor if
your child has any of the following issues:
Let’s not forget that mothers
can also benefit from chiropractic care.
Did you know that chiropractic can deal with everything from PMS and
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, to Fibromyalgia and Menopause? As women age, their bodies go through a
series of predictable, inevitable changes to their physiology. Many women who have suffered from menstrual
cramps, hot flashes, and debilitating fatigue have found chiropractic care can
offer an alternative to taking medications that mask the discomfort without
addressing the core issues. For more
than a century, women who have had to deal with a
number of gynecological issues have discovered the natural healing
benefits of chiropractic care.
If you are a mother or mom-to-be, I urge you to talk to a
chiropractor so you and your children can lead happier, healthier lives that are
kid tested and mother approved.
Tracy Thomas is the Vice President of Vibrant Life Health Center. Tracy’s personal experience with chiropractic and nutrition has allowed her to watch many life changing transformations. This is what drives her complete passion to devote her life to the mission of true Health & Wellness. Tracy’s life was changed drastically over 15 years ago and her intensive transformation stands as a testimony to the life changing value of what we do at Vibrant Life Health Center today. Tracy’s passion to educate families is what drives her on a daily basis! Being married to Dr. Jon for 18 years and raising 4 children has allowed her to continue to grow and master her holistic skills. Her family shares in the joy of Health and Wellness as she has made it a priority to pass on her wisdom of healthy living to her family and everyone who knows her. For fun Tracy loves scrapbooking, taking Sunday trips with her husband, reading and photography.