If you have a newborn, we know you have a unique birthing story and likely some concerns about your own body or your sweet new baby. Regardless of the type of delivery you had, the birthing process can be incredibly tough on a newborn’s spine, and spinal misalignments in a newborn can lead to several short-term and/or long-term issues. Seeking chiropractic care for your new bundle of joy will bring many health benefits both now and in the future.
Chiropractic for Pregnancy
Research shows regular chiropractic care during pregnancy can decrease labor and delivery time by up to 60%. Chiropractic for pregnancy can also reduce your discomfort during pregnancy by allowing your baby to assume a proper position in the womb. Chiropractic adjustments can often alleviate a variety of pregnancy-related issues, including:
- Restless leg syndrome.
- Back pain.
- Swollen limbs.
Chiropractic for pregnancy extends past childbirth. Undeniably, the birthing process is tough on the body and many women face subluxations or spinal misalignments as a result of it. Post-pregnancy, your body is focused on healing and recuperating. Chiropractic care can help you heal and recover more quickly by correcting subluxations and removing nerve interference. This helps your nervous system to function properly which can lead to increased energy, mood, and improved hormone regulation.
Chiropractic for Newborns
People often wonder why a baby would need to see a chiropractor. At West Michigan Chiropractic, we strive to educate each patient to the fullest degree so you can have a complete understanding of why you and your family are receiving adjustments. When an infant receives an adjustment, we know it is not just helping a current symptom, but also setting them up for success with health in future. The adjustment helps the brain communicate with body, which can also boost the immune system and allow the nervous system to function at 100%.
What is Adjusted on a Newborn?
During birth, the baby’s head can be pulled and twisted which can cause spinal misalignments, or subluxations. Thus, newborns can greatly benefit from gentle chiropractic adjustments, typically applied to the atlas bone, the top bone in the spine. The adjustment is done very gently and involves no cracking, twisting or popping. The amount of force is no more than what it would take to put your finger through the skin of a ripe tomato. Throughout the process, Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney explain everything that will happen and how it will feel to your newborn. Mom or dad can frequently hold the baby during the adjustment as well, as you and your child’s comfort are our top priority.
Chiropractic adjustments can help in the cases of colic, ear infections, digestive difficulties, difficulty feeding, acid reflux, or bed wetting. Chiropractic for newborns can also improve postural problems and emotional or behavioral problems later in life. With chiropractic care, you put your child on the road toward lifelong wellness from the very start through the removal of nerve interference and improved brain to body communication.
Chiropractic care can help at any phase of pregnancy as well as with newborns. We find joy in providing chiropractic during and after pregnancy for all expectant or new mothers in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan. If you’re in need of a chiropractor, Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney are happy to help you.
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The driving power behind chiropractic care is ensuring that the central nervous system can communicate all necessary functions from the brain to the body. Torque release technique removes interference in this system, allowing the body to function optimally. Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney want to provide the best care for you and your family. Our mission is to become your Portage chiropractors, and it is our goal to see every person in the Kalamazoo area living their healthiest and best lives.
Book your appointment today with West Michigan Chiropractic.