An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Pediatric and Maternity Care
Why should children have chiropractic care? More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children because many spinal problems seen in adults begin as early as birth. Even natural birthing methods can stress an infant’s spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can cause many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, developmental delay, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress (vertebral subluxation). Since significant spinal trauma can occur at birth, many parents have their newborns checked for it. As the infant grows, learning to hold up his or her head, sit, crawl and walk are all activities that affect spinal alignment. These milestones are important times to have a child evaluated by a chiropractor.
Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being. Dr. Jenni Boczar is certified by the ICPA-International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and specializes in pediatric chiropractic care.
About half of all expectant mothers will develop lower back pain at some time during their pregnancy. With the average weight gain of 25 to 30lbs, you will find your center of gravity shifting and causing additional stress on your lower back. Many women have found relief to their lower back pain and have had easier deliveries by receiving chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy. Scientific studies have found that chiropractic care can help reduce a protruding abdomen, pelvic changes and postural adaptations. Regular adjustments throughout pregnancy will help maintain a healthier pregnancy, reduce the time of labor and delivery, relieve back, neck or joint pain, and help prevent a potential caesarean delivery due to a breech baby.
Chiropractic care is also helpful after delivery as your body starts to tighten up those loose ligaments that developed during your pregnancy. It is important to make sure your joints are aligned before your muscles return back to their pre-pregnancy state. Don’t forget to have your newborn baby checked while you’re at it!
Dr. Jenni has advanced training specializing in a non-invasive intra-uterine constraint technique and the care and management of the pregnant patient.
Ever wonder what a maternity adjustment looks like?
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Dr. Jenni adjusting a a five month old infant.
Dr. Jenni with one of her MANY pregnant patients
Dr. Jenni performing a pediatric chiropractic adjustment on a 8 year old girl.