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Pregnancy and Infant Care

Follow the links for more expanded information on pregnancy and infant care with a chiropractic physician or call us and we will be glad to answer any questions.  

Pregnancy and Birth

Written by, Jeanne Ohm, DC

Pregnancy is truly a miraculous time when a woman gets to feel the magnificence of creation within her own body. This natural process is an opportunity for the mother as well as the baby to grow and develop together in preparation for birth.

Psychologically, the mother needs assurance and support. Her confidence in her body's ability to function as it it designed to plays an important role in the outcome of birth. It is vital that she surrounds herself with people who respect and trust this natural process.

Physically, her body will undergo many changes. Each woman will be affected differently. Care for her body needs to be specific and personal to her individual needs. Optimizing her body's ability to function at peak performance is essential for both her and her developing baby.

Chiropractic care plays an important role in offering women the means to allow her body to work at its best and give them the support to trust the natural process of pregnancy and birth.

For a safer, easier pregnancy and birth a woman needs to:
• Become informed about her choices for birth.
• Trust her women's intuition in making her choices.
• Find a birth care provider who supports the natural process.
• Depend on her body's ability to function as it is designed to.
• Receive chiropractic care from a doctor who is enthusiastic and experienced in working with pregnant mothers.

Pediatric Chiropractic

Common Questions Asked by Parents

Written by, Jeanne Ohm, DC

Why should a child get checked by a Doctor of Chiropractic?

Doctors of Chiropractic work with reducing spinal nerve stress by correcting spinal misalignments. Since the master control system of the body is the nervous system, its proper function is imperative for overall health and well-being.  

Children are  susceptible to trauma in their spines from various activities and events. Birth in our society can often be a traumatic event, even if operative devises are not used. Routine force applied to the baby's head and neck can cause damage. Simple micro traumas from diapering techniques to excessive time in infant seats can also affect the developing spine and interfere with nerve system function.  The resulting interference to this vital system decreases their bodies' ability to function normally.  

Although symptoms, such as pain and malfunction may not show up for years, injury affecting their vital nervous system may be present immediately and have a lifetime of damaging effects.  

When should a child get checked?

Children should be checked right after they are born because birth can be very traumatic to the baby's spine and cranium. Even the most natural births are traumatic to the infant and may cause "hidden damage". Studies show that many children who experience symptoms of colic, ear-infections and asthma have spinal subluxations impairing their nervous system function. With specific chiropractic adjustments, these children experience a greater quality of life and health.    

It is important to realize that the absence of symptoms does not indicate a healthy spine and nervous system. Only routine checks by a Doctor of Chiropractic can determine if the child's spine needs care. Early detection and correction of spinal misalignment with chiropractic prevents accumulated damage to children's developing nervous systems and has lifelong benefits to their overall health.    

Will the adjustment hurt my child?  

Chiropractors specializing in the care of children use very specific, gentle techniques.. In the very young, the adjustment is as light as a finger touch. Infants often sleep through their adjustment and older children willingly relax and enjoy the care.  

How do I know where I should take my child?

All Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed to care for children.  In the family oriented chiropractic office you will find Doctors who have expanded their interest and abilities to work with children.  Many Doctors of Chiropractic have taken post-graduate classes on specific techniques for pregnant mothers, infants and children to enhance their skills in this field.  


Locations

Office Hours

Rosemount

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

West Concord

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • "This is an amazing clinic! Dr. Curt helped me with my low back and hip pain brought on by pregnancy, and made me feel completely comfortable the minute I met him. Very nice, knowledgeable, and truly interested in any issues I have going on. Best of all, there was NEVER any pressure to set up future appointments or sales pressure from anyone there. This is the only clinic I will ever go to from now on!
    Amazing doctors!"
    - Jolene / Rosemount, MN
  • "AMAZING DOCTORS! I had terrible pain in my knee for weeks. It hurt to go up and down the stairs, it hurt and ached driving to work and even just sitting. I was in constant pain. I went in to see Dr. Nick and he knew exactly what I needed and put me back in place. Dr. Nick does a wonderful and thorough job.
    Loved going to these guys"
    - DRT, Rosemount, MN
  • "I have loved going to these guys for years but failed to consult them on a big problem from last summer. I went to my physician who had me go through many tests and had no answers or relief! At my last appointment I mentioned it to Dr. Nick who asked me why I hadn't come in earlier. Good question! After one appointment I felt great relief, not to mention finally getting an answer!

    My problem: Pain in the muscle under my left breast. It was constantly bothering me. I made changes in my clothing, had a mammogram, an ultra sound and numerous consultations. Never once did they recommend a chiropractor. Dr. Nick traced the rib to my back and located the problem area in one appointment!

    Recommendation-Don't wait to get a second opinion! These guys are amazing and I highly recommend them!
    Great people and great doctors"
    - Brenda H., Rosemount, MN
  • "Great people and great doctors, I have seen Dr. Nicholas for two different problems, this last one was giving me so much pain! He is great after one visit there has been alot of improvement with my arm and alot less pain. He and his dad have taken great care in finding the correct way to take care of me. If you have never been to a chiropractor or have had a bad experience please give them a try you will never go anywhere else!

    WORTH YOUR TIME, MONEY AND THE RELIEF YOU CAME FOR!"
    - Rose, Rosemount, MN