Naturally Aligned Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic Services

At Naturally Aligned Family Chiropractic we offer a mulititude of services to help you reach your full health potential. No matter what stage of life you are in or what health challenges you are facing, we are here to help.

Our Services

Pregnancy & Birth

Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fifth, congratulations! You’re in for a lot of excitement! Specialized pre-natal chiropractic care can enable you to experience the wonders of pregnancy and childbirth without unnecessary medical interventions.

Consider the following aspects of pregnancy that cause stress on your body:

  • Rapid increase/decrease in weight
  • Postural changes
  • Changes in sleep patterns & positions
  • Altered appetite and eating habits
  • Loosening of body ligaments to allow for growth/labor
  • Flat feet/pronation due to weight gain/loose ligaments
  • Emotional changes (hormonal shifts/new family stress)

All of the above and more can cause subluxation, and this doesn’t even include any of the numerous changes both parents experience after the arrival of the “Little Miracle.” Subluxations during pregnancy don’t just affect mom! They affect the baby too!! The baby needs mom’s nervous system to be fully functioning in order to develop correctly.

Studies have shown that woman who have consistent chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies have shorter and less painful labors with fewer complications and fewer interventions.

Of course, chiropractic adjustment techniques are very different for pregnant women, our Doctors are specially trained to insure the safest and best possible care throughout your pregnancy.

Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?

ABSOLUTELY! During pregnancy most women experience pain and discomfort as their bodies adapt to the many changes taking place inside. These changes not only include hormonal changes but biomechanical changes as the body deals with extra weight and changes to posture. Such changes can affect the spine ultimately leading to complications with nerves, joints, connective tissue, ligaments, posture and stability. Being free from subluxations allows you and your body to function optimally. Pregnant mothers free from subluxations experience greater comfort, less pain, shorter labor and delivery times. As a whole these mothers experience vitality and health throughout their pregnancy and are better prepared to deal with the stress that childbirth can provide.

Chiropractic adjustments do not harm the pregnant mother or her unborn child. In fact, maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system throughout pregnancy can prevent further postural problems that might occur during and following childbirth.

Is there a time when chiropractic adjustments should stop?

No! Some women have even received chiropractic during labor to aid in reducing pain with delivery.

Should I see a chiropractor only if I have a painful pregnancy?

No! Regular spinal screenings and updates should be common. Remember, your body is changing in many ways and that can place a great deal of stress on your spine and nervous system. So rather than wait for problems to arise, prevent them!

Can chiropractic adjustments aid with breech presentations?

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body's ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system--the communication system between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct spinal, pelvic and cranial misalignments. When misaligned, these structures create an imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments. Sacral misalignment causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. It is these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining effect on the uterus which prevents the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvic structures, muscles and ligaments. This has been shown to reduce the effects of intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.

What about after pregnancy care?

Post-partum chiropractic care is a must to ensure pre-pregnant status is achieved. Correcting subluxations within the spine and pelvis are very important considerations to achieve and maintain optimal health potential.

Infants & Children

Why do children need chiropractic care?

The normal birthing process places a tremendous amount of stress on the neck. If the baby's head presents in any other than a posterior occiput position (the baby's facing mom’s back), this can cause added stress. Any intervention such as vacuum or forceps causes additional trauma to the head and neck. Cesarean section is also considered a traumatic birth when considering the effects on the spine. In order to birth the shoulder, many obstetricians traction the head using between 40 and 70 pounds of pressure, this often causes damage to the cervical spine (neck) and the nerves that exit off the spine.

Even if a child came through the birth process without spinal misalignments, they can be acquired as they grow. A baby's spine will grow 50% during their first year of life and whenever there is rapid growth, things can go wrong. Baby’s develop the secondary curves of the spine in the neck (as they learn to support their head) and low back (as they learn to walk). If these curves fail to develop, there is a greater chance that they will develop scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. Developmental processes like balancing their own head, learning to roll, sit and walk (and fall) places an extraordinary amount of stress on a child’s growing spine. If you had to learn all of those things over, do you think that your spine would feel the effects? Regular chiropractic checkups ensure that a child's spine is growing properly.

As kids get older, they become more active with more potential for physical trauma. If they play sports, that potential increases even further. Then consider the child who sits at the computer or hunches over his hand-held game! A spine free of misalignments means that children can endure more physical stress with a lesser risk of injury.

Physical trauma, emotional strain and toxic stress can also cause spinal misalignments in all of us, but kids growing bodies are more susceptible. Many times children have accidents and parents may believe that they are fine because there is no external evidence of damage. Spinal misalignments sometimes don’t signal an obvious symptom. The earlier children’s spines are checked, the earlier problems can be detected, preventing health problems from occurring and becoming serious. All children should be checked regularly for nerve interference, even without symptoms present. Prevention is the best medicine.

Emotional stress, another cause of vertebral subluxation, is becoming a bigger issue for kids today as they try to cope with common scenarios like divorce, violence, and peer pressure.

Our world is also becoming more toxic with an increase in pollution, packaged foods, and the number of recommended vaccines. Toxic overload can stress the body and cause subluxations. Chiropractic can help children adapt to these stressors so that they can function at a higher level.

If you know a child who is not under chiropractic care and suffers from any of the following problems, consider Chiropractic.

  • Fever
  • Colic
  • Croup
  • Allergies
  • Wheezing
  • Stomach ache
  • Ear infection
  • Neck/back pain
  • Leg/hip/foot pain
  • Headaches
  • Coughs/Colds
  • Asthma
  • Constipation
  • Skin problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor Posture
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Learning disorder
  • Sinus problems
  • Eye problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Bed Wetting
  • Arthritis
  • Attention spectrum disorder(s)
Family Wellness

Chiropractic care is for everyone! Many people associate chiropractic care with pain. Not true! Busy parents, grandparents, athletes, weekend warriors, golfers, tennis player, runners - really anyone can benefit a great deal from routine chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic visits may help maintain your busy life. Additionally, injuries are less likely to be serious and can heal at a significantly faster rate in those who receive regular chiropractic care, especially when combined with other healthy activities such as regular exercise and eating a nutritious diet.

Chiropractic care can benefit many people with a great number of health conditions and even those with few, if any, health. Improved immune function, fewer sick days, better mental clarity, better digestive function, and more are all things people who receive chiropractic care rave about.

Our brain communicates through the body's nervous system, sending messages via our spinal column, so it's easy to see how taking care of this conduit is vital to every single part of our body. Routine chiropractic care is necessary to maintaining good overall health and can have a significant positive impact on your overall well-being.