Pediatrics + Pregnancy
At HealthWorks, we are a family-focused wellness practice. There is nothing more important than caring for our next generation. Dr. Porterfield and Dr. Taylor have undergone specialized training for pregnancy and pediatric care- and they even designed their office to be especially kid-friendly.
The health of a pregnant woman is vitally important because both mom and baby are affected. Mother’s proper nervous system and spinal function are crucial to the development of her baby and essential to the well-being and comfort of mom. Additionally, chiropractic care is extremely effective in treating many types of pregnancy-related pain. We commonly see expectant mothers for sciatica, low back pain, poor balance, SPD or pubic pain, round ligament pain, breech presentation and many more complaints. However, the effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are far-reaching for both mom & baby.
Dr. Christy Porterfield teaching a group of female chiropractors on pregnancy care.
"The best choice I've ever made." Hear Kaitlin talk about choosing chiropractic for both pregnancy & her newborn.
Ensuring that the pelvis and spine have proper alignment and that the controlling nerve system is functioning optimally, chiropractic care helps to give the developing baby plenty of room to grow within the womb.
Additionally, by maintaining proper alignment and throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can even improve the ability of the expecting mother to have an "easier" birth process – in fact, research shows that mothers under chiropractic care have shorter labor & delivery times!
PEDIATRIC CARE for NEWBORNS
Population studies show that up to 80% of babies show inflammation or "blockage" of nerve control in their neck following birth. Babies often present as fussy, colicky, poor digestion, acid reflux, and trouble sleeping. While initially difficult to diagnose without your chiropractor's specialized tools, this inflammation (called subluxation, KISS, or blockage in the research) causes medicinally diagnosable problems in the majority of children by early elementary. Headaches, attention issues, continued digestive problems, and even pain syndromes.
PEDIATRIC CARE for OLDER CHILDREN
As children continue to grow, their spines undergo many forms of trauma as they learn to walk, crawl, play, and become involved in sports. It has been said that a child undergoes enough falls in one day to put an adult in the hospital- literally thousands of falls in the first few years. While children are built to take a fall, our doctor's clinical experience has found that eventually, most kids develop compensation patterns and injuries that can follow them into adulthood, compounding over time.
Our newborn exam is quick & usually done with the baby sleeping.
Older children look forward to getting adjusted. The doctors choose gentle & modified adjustment techniques for little bodies.
Our office is dedicated to getting and keeping your child well. An essential part of our pregnancy & pediatric care is providing parents with all the information they need concerning the health and wellness of your developing child. Our doctors provide you with complete wellness education that gives you the answers you need.
The most important thing to realize is that nerve inflammation often goes undetected for years in our children, slowly eroding their health. If your child has never been checked, please contact us to find out how we can help. Prevention is the best medicine, allowing your child to function at 100% as they grow and develop, setting a strong foundation to be truly well for a lifetime.
Call our office at 972-612-1800 to get started today!