During pregnancy, it is common to experience lower back pain, pelvic pain and sciatica. These are due to both the hormonal changes causing increased joint laxity and the body altered center of gravity creating pelvic imbalance and instability.
Our gentle and effective chiropractic treatments are pregnancy specific and focus on restoring correct pelvic alignment to remove pain and assist with achieving a natural birth. Our pregnancy chiropractor’s gentle approach to remove intra-uterine torsion allows for optimal room and positioning of the baby, which has direct effects on reducing labor time and recovery post birth.
Chiropractic care for babies and children is something we at Scope Chiropractic are very passionate about. Dr Claudia Cadona, our qualified paediatric chiropractor, uses specific and gentle treatment techniques.
A lot of parents don’t realise that birth can be traumatic on babies. A baby’s spine is designed to absorb the compression forces present during a natural delivery. Assisted deliveries (forceps, vacuum or caesarean births) pull on the head and neck with traction. This method of delivery can cause damage to the muscles and joints of a baby’s spine, which has a direct effect on their nervous system. It may cause symptoms such as torticollis, reflux, irritability and breast-feeding difficulties. In some children, this may lead to developmental delay, poor cognition or behavioural problems.
An initial visit within the first 4-6 weeks of life is highly recommended. This is especially relevant if there has been a history of assisted delivery or long labour.
If you are unsure if your baby could benefit from chiropractic I propose the following questions:
Toddlers and children present with different symptoms that may be caused by strain on the joints or nervous system. We can help with the management of:
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Pregnancy, birth and beyond. http://www.pregnancy.com.au/
Our office is located on 1007 Stanley St East, East Brisbane QLD 4169