Pregnancy chiropractor dunedin

The tailbone region comes under fire during pregnancy

The tailbone, also known as the coccyx, is a small, triangular bony structure at the base of the spine. It’s crucial location places it among the foremost battlegrounds of back pain during pregnancy. The tailbone is meant to contribute stability to the lower back, stabilize posture, and serves as the connecting point for many pelvic floor muscles. It provides for balance and weight distribution between the hips and supports a number of biological functions in both men and women. During pregnancy, several factors combine to threaten the coccyx region and cause pain:

  • Pregnancy hormones
  • Growing weight of the baby
  • Postural changes and a shifting center of gravity

These risk factors can lead to localized pain in the coccyx, as well as a host of more serious injuries including: Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction, herniated discs and sciatica. 

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Chiropractic for pregnancy dunedin

Chiropractic makes pregnancy more comfortable

Pregnancy is notorious for being a time of discomfort for the mother-to-be; indeed, back pain, headaches, and nausea have become so ingrained in the pregnancy narrative, you begin to wonder why it has to be this way. The answer is that it doesn’t! Ask any woman who has received chiropractic treatment during pregnancy and you will discover a new perspective. Chiropractic goes a long way toward improving comfort during pregnancy. Here is how:

  • Balances the pelvis, relieving tension from muscles and ligaments in the core.
  • Maintains spinal alignment 
  • Relieves back pain naturally
  • Helps to control symptoms of nausea

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Family chiropractic dunedin

Designing treatment plans specifically for your family

Every family unit is beautifully different and unique and we believe that the healthcare you choose to support yourselves should be equally special. The techniques that chiropractic relies on, as well as the exercises and stretches that support it, are to be shared between the entire family. It sets the tone for holistic healthcare- the kind that takes a natural, preventive approach to keeping our bodies ahead of injury and working optimally. This is something every family can get behind. 

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Our goal is to deliver your child the highest level of pediatric care

To that end, we collaborate with pediatricians and medical doctors to ensure your child is getting the exact type of care they need. Our goal is to add another dimension of care to the most important time of life- the development phase. And while pediatricians, dentists, and opticians are looking out for what society deems as the “essentials of development,” who is looking out for your child’s spine? We are! At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we specialize in pediatric chiropractic, something we can say with confidence thanks to hundreds of hours of time we have put in to achieve ICPA certification status. 

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Pediatric Chiropractic Dunedin

Understanding the effectiveness of chiropractic for children

Chiropractic offers a golden opportunity for parents who are looking to provide their children with treatment that supports healthy bodily development and management of health conditions without the necessity for drugs. Many studies have found that chiropractic is a safe and effective form of natural medicine that supports the healthy development of the spine as well as treatment for symptoms including colic and chronic ear infections. But pediatric chiropractic is not the same as normal chiropractic- the process for spinal adjustment is completely different. In order to understand why, we have to understand how a child’s body differs from our own. 

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Chiropractor for children dunedin

What we repeatedly do defines our health

Let’s take it back to the beginning, stripping away all the layers of ill-health and pain that have accumulated into your adulthood. Now let’s assume that we had started with a preventive-first approach to healthcare- that is the opportunity that your children have! Chiropractic modalities including spinal adjustment contribute to healthy development of the body and nervous system while simultaneously preventing many childhood illnesses, including:

  • Colic
  • Earaches
  • Neck and back pain

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