Chiropractic is a form of natural medicine, which is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system is the main steering system of the body. It is a method that enhances and strengthens the body‘s innate self-healing ability without applying medication or surgery.
Many health problems have their origins in problems of the spine, the spinal nerves and muscles. If the joints between the vertebrae move in an abnormal manner and irritate the spinal nerves, this can cause malfunctions in different body parts and muscles.
Because it is a natural and pain free treatment, chiropractic is the perfect therapy for problems such as back pain, headache, shoulder and neck pain during pregnancy.
Spinal problems do not only occur at adult age, but babies and children also suffer from them. In the case of babies, the condition of „in utero constraint“, meaning constraint of the baby inside the uterus (the baby is compressed in the uterus or it gets stuck in an abnormal position), can cause many problems that can be treated with chiropractic. In such cases it can happen that the small joints, muscles and the connective tissue of the spine are exposed to abnormal strain and pressure, which affects the nervous system as well. If regardless of this, everything is fine inside the womb, the birth can cause serious physical trauma to the small baby. It is under a big amount of pressure and has to squeeze through a tight space, which can also cause the small joints or muscles to react in a negative way, particularly in case of protracted labour.
The following symptoms are reasons to undergo a chiropractic exam / treatment:
- Stomach ache / colic
- Breastfeeding problems
- Tilted head
- Asymmetrical skull / flat head
- The baby does not like to lay on its belly
- Hypotonia, hypertonia, muscle tone problems
- Problems with movement and coordination
- KISS syndrome
The chiropractic treatment is very gentle and does not cause any pain to the baby, often neither the baby, nor the parent notice anything happening.
Because chiropractic treatments influence the neuromuscular-skeletal system, it can contribute a lot to the optimal functioning of the body.