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Children & Pregnancy

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree” 

More and more parents are seeking chiropractic care for their children.  The birth process itself can be traumatic to the spine.  Then think of all that follows in the child’s development-learning to sit, crawl, walk, sports, etc.  These can all cause spinal derangements.  Left neglected, these will affect the development of the spine and may lead to more serious problems later in life.  Adjustments are modified to fit a child’s size, weight and condition, and are gentle and specific.  Most children enjoy their adjustments and look forward to returning!

Today’s parent is informed and makes health care decisions for their children accordingly.  They are hesitant to mask symptoms with drugs and are concerned with dangerous side effects.

All children function better when their nervous system is at 100%.  They all have the natural ability to be healthy and they deserve to express their fullest potential!

Chiropractic is also an essential part of prenatal care.  Imbalances in the spine and pelvis are exacerbated with the rapid growth of the baby.  Adjustments can relieve or prevent the common problems such as pelvic and lower back pain associated with pregnancy.  If the pelvis is in a balanced state as the uterus enlarges, the ligaments attached to it will maintain an equalized support for the uterus.  If the pelvis or lower spine is out of balance, the ligaments can become torqued and twisted and this limits the space for the development of the baby.  Also, if the ligaments are twisted as birth approaches, the baby may be prevented from being in the optimal position for birth.  This can slow down labor and make labor more traumatic. 

Dr. Mullen is especially interested in the care of children and pregnant women.  She is certified in the Webster Technique, which helps to correct sacral misalignment and balance pelvic muscles and ligaments. This removes torsion in the woman’s uterus and its resulting constraint to the baby, and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.  Dr. Mullen was awarded the CACCP certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Parents:  Please visit the website icpa4kids.org for some great information