Issues arising during childbirth can become bigger issues when left unchecked. The birthing
process is both natural and traumatic at the same time. But what some people overlook is the
fact that the child has just developed in a small space and might have had some movement
issues either from intra-uterine constraints, misalignment problems of the mother or just
being engaged in the birth canal for too long. Normally children’s heads are supposed to be
compressed and then “re-inflate” when they exit the birth canal. Sometimes the bones in the
head do not fully extend into their proper position. This is an easy problem to be taken care of
by a competent cranial practitioner. Dr. Bench uses a version of cranial work that matches the
spinal and neurological complaints with the cranial. This is especially important in infants to
allow the nervous system to develop without hindrance.
As your child grows up and learns to walk, bumps and bruises are all part of the course. But
some “head bonks” are worth having your Chiropractor look at. Kids are pretty resilient for the
most part. They have to be or else they would not be able to make it through the teething and
growing pains. Sometimes kids are not able to bounce back from accidents and falls without a
little help. Cranial work combined with spinal and organ work allows the body/brain balance to
come back online and begin the process of natural healing again.
Birth can be a troublesome process. It is important to get your baby checked shortly after
birth to allow muscle balance and nervous system function to be at their best. Babies grow so
fast that days and weeks are like years of development time to adults. The neck is especially
vulnerable during the earliest times of life. Neck traction, during birth, and car seats are some
of the common causes of neck misalignments in little ones. These can lead to torticollis
(muscle spasms in the neck), and back issues. Mom might notice problems being able to
breast feed on both sides, or later in life the baby might not roll to both sides, and will begin
to show preference. One of the big reasons that people take babies to the pediatrician is for
irritability… What if that is how your baby is expressing a headache, or neck pain? Think of
what kind of pressure you are putting on a sore neck when you do things like carry the baby on
their sore neck side, change their diaper, or force them into a rigid position for a long car ride.
We have seen, in this clinic, cases of children not making the developmental markers for sitting
and crawling because the baby had pain in the low back and leg. In one case minor leg motion
testing by Dr. Bench proved that even the slightest movement of the leg would cause the baby
to scream out in pain. Gentle, specific, adjusting of the spine got the baby back on track within
only a few short visits and no observable pain after the first adjustment! Not to mention a very
relieved and satisfied mother.
Benefits of Chiropractic/Organ Care for newborns and children:
-better immune system to fight their new world
-healthier liver to prevent or heal Jaundice
-less ‘growing pains’
-help/alleviation of: colic, unexplained irritability, breastfeeding issues, sleeping problems
-curb/alleviate symptoms of: ADD, ADHD, Sensory issues, Autism
- cranial bone restructuring for better growth
Pregnancy is a complex thing. This simplified version is provided for ease of explanation only.
Pregnancy starts with the re-regulation of the already intense hormonal cycle of the women.
When the hormones change the body adapts to that change, as much as it can. Weight gain
and a re-centering in gravity are expected. The pregnant belly is only one thing that gives
back pain. It will tug and pull on the back making it more curved and less able to handle the
daily stressors. As pregnancy get further along a bigger problem presents itself. Relaxin, a
hormone found in pregnant females when preparing to give birth, comes on the scene. Relaxin
does just what the name implies, but not to the mom. Relaxin acts on the ligaments and helps
the pelvis begin to stretch. Pelvic stability is directly related to the body’s ability to stand up
straight, hold adjustments, and move the legs properly. If the pelvis becomes “too relaxed”
the problem becomes one of gravity versus the upcoming mommy, and gravity always wins.
Dr. Bench is one of only three Chiropractors in the state trained in techniques to help stabilize
the pelvis! This makes Evolution Chiropractic a perfect place for expecting women. The technique
is gentle and safe for both mom and baby, and involves allowing the pelvis to return to a proper
position without quick movements or twisting motions.
Benefits of Chiropractic /Organ Care during pregnancy:
- Neural pathways are more clear and clean for growing the baby better
-Mom is more structurally prepared for birth and after birth for quicker healing
Sciatica- find and fix the source, or keep the radiating pain in control
Low back pain- re-align pelvis, sacrum and lumbar’s to alleviate pain
Leg pain- reduce aches, cramps, RLS symptoms, and shooting pain
Pelvic instability-because of Relaxin, constant support will help with pain and discomfort
-Organs work better-
Skin-less rashes, itching, blemishes
Adrenal-less fatigue, headaches, hormonal surges
Digestive-less heartburn, nausea
Lymph-less swelling, bulging, sickness
-Options for labor inducing help
-Options for Breech baby
Consults are complimentary and always welcome.