Chiropractic care during pregnancy is vital to normal physiological function. Each adjustment removes interference to the nervous system allowing the body to reach its optimal potential. This allows to better function throughout the pregnancy and can reduce the risk of dystocia. Dystocia is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “difficult birth, typically caused by a large or awkwardly positioned fetus, by smallness of the maternal pelvis, or by failure of the uterus and cervix to contract and expand normally.” Dystocia can be a common cause for birth interventions. It is possible that two risk factors for dystocia are a misalignment of the pelvis or an abnormal signal to the muscles within the body to contract correctly. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
Chiropractic care for infants is very gentle and specific. Their developing nervous systems have experienced everything mom experienced throughout the pregnancy, labor, and delivery. A study was done by Dr. Gutmann on over 1000 newborns shortly following birth. He discovered that over 80% of the infants had suffered trauma to their cervical spine, which resulted in vertebral subluxation. Since every subluxation presents differently in every body, there may be or not be symptoms of this subluxation. The infant’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three years where it is producing more than a million neural connections each second. When there is interference in the nervous system the signal to create this amazing development has to be adapted. By having your child checked for vertebral subluxation regularly their nervous systems can reach their own optimal potential!