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Postpartum Chiropractic Care For Mother And Baby

Embracing the postpartum stage offers parents both thrilling surprises and demanding challenges. Post-birth, women often grapple with the reality of their changing bodies. After birth, alterations to the spine and pelvis can leave a new mother with persistent discomfort. The birthing process may lead to musculoskeletal problems in infants. From newborns to new moms, chiropractic care is a safe and effective solution for correcting spinal subluxations and joint issues. Your Trusted  Murfreesboro Chiropractic Practice can treat several common postpartum conditions such as:

Common Maternal Problems

Upper Back or Neck Pain

After you welcome your bundle of joy into the world, there are new responsibilities to be fulfilled such as breastfeeding and admiring your baby in its cradle. Caregiver duties typically demand that the body be positioned in a forward-leaning posture, leading to muscle strain and tension build-up in your neck, shoulders, and upper back. 

Following pregnancy, you may experience ongoing uneasiness in your upper back. To preserve your balance throughout gestation, the middle curve of your spine alters as the lower curve deepens. After childbirth, it takes time for your body to return to its pre-baby state. Juggling the demands of motherhood can make this process especially challenging and can even impede healing in key areas. Therapeutic stretching techniques, exercises, and adjustments can help your body through this challenging time. Chiropractic care can relieve your pain and keep these strains from turning into chronic problems. Your chiropractor can also give you posture tips to help you avoid unnecessary strain on your back and neck.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Spanning from the tailbone in the back to the pubic bone up front, your pelvic floor is an expanse of muscle that provides support and stability for several organs and body parts. It intends to provide support for your reproductive system, bladder, and intestines while helping them remain in place. Struggling with pelvic floor issues is widespread post-pregnancy due to weakened or stretched muscles. The array of symptoms related to this dysfunction may include difficulty in passing stools, soreness or discomfort while urinating, the need to pass urine frequently, and enduring pain in the lower back region or pelvis.

By using ligament release techniques, soft tissue treatments, and strengthening exercises, your chiropractor can aid in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction. Additionally, adjustments to sacroiliac joints and pubic symphysis may be beneficial as well.

Don’t be ashamed to reach out and speak with your chiropractor about pelvic floor dysfunction; it’s a typical issue that can easily be treated. After receiving several treatments, many women have reported feeling better quickly. You don’t need to endure this condition any longer– take charge of your health and start working on the path toward recovery today!

Common Problems in the Infant

Colic, Fussiness and Breastfeeding Problems

Birth, regardless of how it happens whether through a birth canal or by C-section, can often be an emotionally and physically intense experience. It’s also possible that your infant was in an awkward position within the uterus during the concluding weeks of pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat a variety of health issues in infants, including frequent crying without any obvious cause, colic, and difficulty in breastfeeding. When the vertebrae of a newborn are slightly misaligned, it can cause pain and impede their ability to restful sleep or get into a comfortable position for breastfeeding. Fortunately, these issues can be easily resolved by aligning an infant’s upper spine; leading to a more content baby.

Chiropractic adjustment of the spine can aid in alleviating colic symptoms, as nerves running through it are connected to all major organs such as our digestive system. When the spinal cord is properly adjusted, it enables your colon to accomplish its intended purpose and efficiently remove gas or liquid. Fortunately, chiropractic care can provide substantial relief for both parents and infants in just a few visits.

Ear Infections

Babies and small children are more likely to be affected by ear infections than adults due to their smaller eustachian tubes, which become blocked more quicker. Through easy chiropractic adjustments, the nerves controlling the eustachian tubes in the ears can be relieved of pressure and tension. The muscles around the airways become relaxed, allowing for the drainage of the tubes. Pediatricians often suggest chiropractic care to the parents of kids who are prone to ear infections. Adjustment can not only treat current issues but also help prevent additional problems in the long term.

When compared to the risks of surgery, chiropractic care is remarkably safe for infants and small children. Expertly trained chiropractors possess techniques designed specifically with little ones in mind. With no significant risks involved, opting for gentle chiropractic care instead of draining tubes provides a more secure option for your child’s well-being.

Developmental Issues

Your infant’s first year is nothing short of amazing as they experience rapid growth and development. Initially, your little one cannot lift their head, yet with some months under their belt, the muscles in their neck will become stronger allowing them or to explore the world around them or on their own. During their first year, children’s spines drastically expand in length. This occasionally causes misalignments that can hinder their progress regarding important milestones such as crawling or sitting up. However, regular chiropractic adjustments will promote healthy development and growth for your child.

In the upcoming years of your infant’s life, remarkable changes are in store like walking and running. During this crucial period of development, the spinal structure goes through drastic changes that may require assistance to remain functioning optimally especially when you take into account all those tumbles and stumbles most children experience while learning how to walk.

About The Author
Dr. Oscar Noriega DC
Author
Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.