Chiropractic is the practice of maintaining spinal health and removing interference from the nervous system. The nervous system, as defined by Gray’s Anatomy, controls and coordinates every system in the body. These systems include the digestive system, reproductive system, respiratory system, immune system, among others. Specific, gentle chiropractic adjustments remove that interference so your body will function at its optimum potential. When the nerves allow the brain and the body to communicate freely, the body is able to work as it was designed.
Chiropractic care is ‘tailored’ to the individual and their particular spine, and children are no exception. We offer specific, gentle adjustments appropriate to the infant and child’s spine. Spinal adjustments for infants and young children involve very light fingertip pressure to correct spinal misalignments. This amount of “force” is often not more than a finger touch. This is usually sufficient to restore mobility to spinal joints which have become locked and are causing interference to the normal nervous system function.
Many common childhood ailments will respond to this safe, natural form of health care. Common childhood disorders can also be linked with spinal dysfunction, these include:
- recurrent ear infections
- persistent sore throats and colds
- bedwetting and/or constipation
- growing pains
Chiropractic care is a completely natural, drug-free way to keep your body healthy and functioning optimally. It’s safe, and good for all people of any age and health situation, but it has some particular benefits for pregnant mothers. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help ensure a healthier and more pleasant pregnancy, labor, and birth. Dr. Malkiel is specifically trained in a special adjusting technique called the Webster Technique for pregnant women.
Prenatal patients seek care for:
- back pain relief
- ease pregnancy symptoms
- maintain healthy immune system
- better pelvic alignment
- help with baby's positioning
- shorten labor
- easier birth process
Chiropractic care coupled with birth doula services can help you achieve your ideal birth. Dr. Malkiel is also a trained birth doula and offers her services to a select, few clients. Birth doulas offer physical, emotional, and informational support for a birthing person. Doulas are also advocates for the birthing person to support them in their right to make informed decisions about their own body and baby. Researchers have found that having continuous support during labor and childbirth can lead to:
- 25% decrease in Cesarean rates
- 8% increase in spontaneous Vaginal birth
- 10% decrease in use of medication
- Shorter labor time by 41 minutes
- 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with birth experience
Wanting to become pregnant? Chiropractic care with an extensive look at nutrition, exercise, and other habits can help you achieve your family planning goals. Reproductive organs, like your entire body, will not function optimally if subluxations and misalignments are present in the spine (this is true for both partners). Removing subluxations from the spine, releases tension off of the spinal cord which allows for better brain to body communication. The importance of a functioning nervous system is vital for whole body health and family wellness.
Families from all backgrounds are welcomed and safe, without discrimination!