Here at StayWell Chiropractic, we provide natural health and wellness solutions for Novi residents at all stages of life -- even the prenatal months. Pregnancy chiropractic care can provide numerous benefits both for the expectant mother and for her unborn child. Our combination of skill, experience and compassionate care can ensure that you enjoy a more pleasant pregnancy and possibly even a healthier delivery.
Pregnancy brings about a great many changes in the female body, some of which are awkward, annoying or downright painful. It's not surprise, then, that many pregnant patients feel more at ease discussing their symptoms with a woman chiropractor. Dr. Amy Olson is a mom in her own right, so she understands exactly what you're going through -- and how to help.
The most visible change that occurs during pregnancy, of course, is the abdominal enlargement necessary to make room for the developing baby. This shift in your weight distribution puts considerable strain on the spinal column and supporting musculature, commonly resulting in lower back pain and muscle strain. The postural imbalance can impinge nerve roots, causing additional discomfort and impeding normal nerve signaling throughout the body. Improper nerve function can cause hormonal changes and other physiological exaggerations to have an even greater effect, worsening issues such headaches, edema and mood swings. Prenatal chiropractic care helps relieve your pain and other symptoms for a smoother pregnancy.
Prenatal chiropractic care can also prove invaluable for ensuring a normal delivery. Late in pregnancy, the fetus must rotate within the womb to assume the correct head-downward position for an uncomplicated birth. Dr. Olson is the only chiropractor in the area certified in a special procedure called the Webster Technique. This prenatal chiropractic technique gently corrects the pelvic alignment so that the fetus can move freely into position, decreasing the likelihood of a breech presentation.
We Also Offer Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Novi
In addition to making your pregnancy both safer and more comfortable, StayWell Chiropractic in Novi can provide pediatric chiropractic care to your new family member. Even infants suffer from spinal dysfunction as a side effect of the trip through the birth canal. Fortunately, our gentle adjustment methods can correct these issues safely and painlessly, giving your newborn the best possible start in life. As your child grows and develops, countless bumps and falls can take their toll on the musculoskeletal system; periodic screenings and adjustments can be very helpful for optimizing nerve function during this critical phase of growth. We can even help your kids live healthier lives and avoid injury during the school years, a time when young spines are threatened by daily backpack use and contact sports.
If you want to provide a full lifetime of natural health and wellness for your child, you couldn't do better than to take advantage of the prenatal and pediatric chiropractic services at StayWell Chiropractic. Contact us today at 248-513-3100 to learn more!