Very few life events are more miraculous than bringing a baby into the world. But with mothers-to-be experiencing such dramatic changes in their bodies, pregnancy can be at times physically and emotionally challenging.
As chiropractors we have the utmost respect for the wisdom and intelligence of your body in creating a new life. Chiropractic care can offer pregnant mothers and babies many benefits, from assisting with spinal problems during pregnancy to helping make the birth and recovery process easier.
Research has shown that 50% of pregnant women experience spinal problems during their pregnancies. This can be caused by hormonal changes such as the stretching of ligaments and greater laxity of joints, and the growing weight of the baby altering posture and centre of gravity.
Commonly these changes alter the alignment of a pregnant mother´s spine and pelvis, in turn affecting how her nervous system performs. Such spinal misalignments can also lead to constraints in the uterus, affecting the positioning and development of the baby.
One study demonstrated that having regular chiropractic care throughout pregnancy resulted in a less stressful pregnancy along with less discomfort during delivery.
Other studies have found that regular chiropractic care during pregnancy directly reduced the labor time of first-time moms by 24%, and by 39% for mothers who had birthed before, and that regular care resulted in a 50% drop in the need for painkillers during delivery.
Chiropractic techniques which improve the alignment of the pelvis can also facilitate ideal baby positioning, particularly if a baby is breech due to uterine constraint. Research from 2002 reported 82% of breech babies naturally turned with the use of the Webster Chiropractic Technique.
At Eindhoven we have extensive training and experience working with pregnant mums and babies. We invite you to have a chat with us about how we may help.
Your baby’s birth is a miracle but their passage into this world (even a seemingly easy birth) can lead to stress being placed on their spine and developing nervous system
The delivery process by its very nature brings a newborn’s neck and spine under immense pressure. Tension and compression of the spinal joints may disrupt the nerve messages that travel to and from your baby´s brain within their spine.
Chiropractic care for babies and children is exceptionally gentle and safe. Light pressure (such as that used to test the ripeness of a peach) is applied without any cracking or popping of the joints. Most babies often sleep through their chiropractic adjustment because they are so relaxed!
Our chiropractors have years of experience working with babies and children and have done post-graduate studies in paediatric care.
Many issues experienced by adults in later life, especially concerning the sacral and lumbar spine, actually have their origins in childhood.
Misalignments from birth, falls when learning to walk, other bumps, knocks or accidents, along with any emotional or dietary stress can all lead to problems in the spine and nervous system. Left unchecked, spinal misalignments impair the natural healing ability of the body, can affect other tissues and organs, and also lead to postural problems that become harder to correct as time goes on.
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Alexander Pope, 1734 poet.
Whether you have a child still in the womb, a child in infancy, a toddler or a pre-teen, chiropractic care helps to ensure their growing bodies develop optimally towards becoming vital, healthy adults.
Some of the many benefits of chiropractic care you may see in your child are:
Jans loves working with families and children, is highly qualified in this area and has over ten years of clinical experience. Come and see how he can help your children discover their potential early – and become happier and healthier versions of themselves.
Each year, approximately 2.8 million children had an initial emergency department visit for injuries from a fall.
Even if you are a weekend warrior simply playing sport for the social rewards, you can still be putting your body through huge strains. This can be from sudden impacts, awkward positions that stress your joints and muscles, or the strain involved in unpredictable and rapid changes in direction. Your spine is the physical and neurological axis of your body and commonly suffers the most from these stresses and strains. Chiropractic can not only help your body recover faster from the impact of competitive sport but can actually help you gain that competitive edge and avoid future injury by boosting the body’s innate recuperative powers.
Many world class and Olympic athletes, as well as professional stars and teams use regular chiropractic care to boost their performance, including Rafael Nadal, Jorge Lorenzo, the Spanish cycling Team Coast, AC Milan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mohammad Ali to name a few.
“You chiropractors are really miracle workers… I am very fortunate to have my own personal chiropractor. He adjusts my wife, my kids, me, everybody gets an adjustment.” Arnold Schwarzenegger, multiple Mr. Universe winner
“I don’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.” Michael Jordan
“I have been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” Tiger Woods, Professional Golf Player
Chiropractors have been selected as official attending practitioners at the Olympic Games and at national and world championships in track and field, cycling, volleyball, powerlifting, aerobics, and triathlons.
The medical director of AC Milan from 2002-2009 was Dr JP Meeserman, a chiropractor. Under his direction the team saw a 90% reduction in knee injuries in just one year.
“This year under chiropractic care there was a 43% reduction on the days lost in training due to injuries and a 70% decrease in the administration of medicine. All this and Milan also won the league championship!” Dr Jean-Pierre Meersserman, Chiropractor and Medical Coordinator, AC Milan
With great reported benefits for older adults, it makes sense that thousands of people over age 60 have regular chiropractic check-ups.
In the US from 2000-2007, those under chiropractic care enjoyed the following benefits:
The aging process can lead to many problems and by using gentle and effective techniques chiropractic can help you maintain the strength and performance of your immune system to allow your body to effectively self-heal.
A well aligned spine and healthy nervous system can keep your mental clarity and acuity on track, increase the range of motion in your spine and joints, improve balance and coordination, and decrease joint degeneration. All of these related benefits mean you can maintain an active lifestyle that prolongs life and enhances happiness.
Continue leading YOUR life to the fullest.