Having a baby is one of the most natural things a man or woman can do. However, for millions of couples, getting pregnant can come with a host of challenges. Finding ways to naturally boost your fertility that does not include medications or invasive procedures are not as easy to come by. That’s why at Corrective Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on keeping you educated about ways you can improve your health outcomes and conditions with all-natural interventions. Here are three natural strategies you can use to enhance your fertility and increase the odds of getting pregnant.

Acupuncture

Dating back thousands of years, this traditional Chinese medical practice can help to alleviate a wide variety of health ailments, including fertility issues. Based on the concept of “qi” and how medical illnesses can be related to blocking its natural flow in the body. By inserting thin, hair-like needles into specific acupuncture points, acupuncturists are able to get your body to relax, restore your qi, and even balance your body’s energies and hormones. Acupuncture is thought to help kickstart your endocrine system and may be linked to helping your body produce more reproductive hormones needed to produce reproductive cells such as eggs and sperm and increase the likelihood of conceiving and maintaining pregnancy.

Meditation

Your body is a machine, that functions when it has ample rest, a healthy diet, and low levels of stress. Many fertility challenges are often traced back to an imbalance in hormones, that can result due to genetics or even environmental conditions like stress. By implementing a regular mediation schedule that allows you to activate your body’s parasympathetic nervous system to calm your body, you may be able to restore your hormonal balance. With your hormones on track, your body can produce an optimal environment for a baby, thereby increasing your chances of getting pregnant.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Your nervous system is your body’s control center. When it is functioning well, your body’s systems, including your reproductive and endocrine (hormone) systems are working in synchrony. However, when your spine is misaligned, throwing your nervous system into a tailspin, your reproductive and endocrine systems are also thrown off balance. Without your hormones and reproductive system working in tandem, getting pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy can be difficult. However, getting regular chiropractic adjustments to address any spinal misalignments you may have can be an all-natural and non-invasive way to give your body the added fertility boost it may need.

Are you or your partner struggling to get pregnant? We invite you to visit one of our highly-experienced chiropractors at one of our seven offices. We specialize in helping you reach your optimal health by using the latest chiropractic techniques. Visit us online here to learn more about our award-winning practice.

From when your child is born, their body undergoes an immense amount of growth over the first four years. As their muscles stretch and their bones grow, making sure they are in alignment can help with their development and overall health. Getting your child chiropractic treatments early on in life can help them reduce any physical pain and discomfort they may feel during growth spurts.

Since a child’s spine experiences the highest rate of expansion during the first 10 years of life, simple events like wearing a heavy backpack, having poor posture, even suffering injuries during sports can take a toll on how their spine develops. When the spine is misaligned, this impacts the nervous system and can result in a host of illnesses and conditions such as colic, asthma, ear infections, bedwetting, even a weak immune or digestive system.

Taking your child, even as an infant, to receive all natural and non-invasive chiropractic treatments can be an effective way to keep their spine healthy during these critical development years.

Do pregnancy and pediatrics chiropractors need specialized training?

All chiropractors receive some basis pediatric training during their doctoral program, however, some may pursue more in-depth courses as part of their continued education. Likewise, some highly-trained pediatric chiropractors also engage in research in the field of pregnancy and pediatrics chiropractic medicine. If you are seeking out a reputable pediatric chiropractor in your area, consider consulting the list of chiropractors recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

The friendly doctors at Corrective Chiropractic have over a decade of experience working with children, as young as a few months old, to ensure that their spine is in perfect alignment as they grow and thrive. If you would like to explore our techniques or want to learn more about how chiropractic treatments can help your child stay happy and healthy, contact our Atlanta (locations in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Decatur, Sandy Springs, and Woodstock) and Charleston, SC area office today at 404-355-5499, or schedule a free initial consultation here.

Being pregnant can take a toll on the body, in more ways than one. Apart from gaining weight, the joints and muscles are often stretched and stressed to their max, as a woman enters the later stages of pregnancy. Seeking out an experienced prenatal chiropractor can be an all-natural and safe way to manage the aches and pains of pregnancy, throughout all trimesters. According to the most reputable pediatric and pregnancy clinic centers, here are the top three reasons why pregnancy massage should be part of your pregnancy health regime.

1. Pregnancy Back Pain Is Almost Inevitable. As the baby grows and your stomach protrudes, it is common for many women to experience lower back pain. When you throw in lack of sleep and stress, the level of pain and discomfort felt can intensify very quickly. Your posture will shift, throughout the pregnancy, making changing positions or walking difficult. Taking a proactive approach and receiving pregnancy massages to make sure your joints and back are healthy and aligned can be a great way to ensure your pregnancy is as smooth and pain-free as possible.

2. Pregnancy Back Pain Cannot Is Hard to Treat with Medication. Doctors will advise against taking pain medication during pregnancy and often suggest using heat pads or placing pillows under the lower back when in a seated or lying position. Though these options are somewhat successful in reducing back pain, they are not as nearly as effective as pregnancy massage. Visiting one of the best pregnancy and pediatrics chiropractors in the greater Atlanta and Charleston, SC region, even once a trimester can help you curb any back pain you may be experiencing, without putting your baby at risk.

3. Pregnancy Back Pain Does Negatively Affect Your Baby. Whatever you experience is transmitted to your growing baby. When your spine is misaligned, this impacts your nervous system and can cause your body to produce stress hormones that will cross the placenta and be absorbed by your baby. And, with high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol being found to negatively influence infant birth weights, finding natural and preventive ways to decrease their production in your body is vital. Recent studies have shown a link between chiropractic treatments and a reduction in the level of cortisol in the body, thereby providing further evidence that visiting a pregnancy chiropractor is an essential part of your prenatal health routine.

Are you pregnant and experiencing back pain or discomfort? Then visit Atlanta (Locations in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Decatur, Sandy Springs and Woodstock) and Charleston, SC’s best pregnancy and pediatrics chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic. Our prenatal chiropractors are highly-trained and have an extensive track record helping women, during all stages of pregnancy, eliminate back pain and keep their baby healthy and growing.

Giving birth, in general, places an extreme amount of stress and tension on the mother’s body. Did you know that stress from birth interventions can cause stress and spine misalignment to an infant. Read further how the important is the role of pediatric chiropractor in correcting spinal misalignment caused by birth interventions.

New research is citing the longer term effects that birth interventions such as Cesarean sections can have on the baby’s health. In a recent study, 500,000 low-risk, healthy women and their children born between 2000-2008 were tracked over a five-year period. Their findings are shedding new light on the role that the birthing process may play in shaping health outcomes throughout childhood. Researchers found that children born through medical interventions were at a higher risk of developing respiratory infections, diabetes, obesity, and eczema.

Previous studies have also highlighted the stress that even natural births can have on an infant’s spine. As a baby pushes through the rigid birth canal, their flexible bones have to adjust and this process causes even slight misalignment to the cranium and in the infant’s spine. This irritation to the nervous system can manifest into many common newborn health issues such as colic, breathing problems, latching/breastfeeding issues, sleep difficulties, and allergic reactions.

When trauma to the spine from birth interventions or after a difficult natural birth are left uncorrected this could lead to future health complications as the child grows. Holding up the head, learning to sit up, crawl and walk are all impacted by the stability of the spine. Any spinal misalignment, no matter how sustained, can make it harder for the child to meet these key milestones and may result in extreme discomfort.

This is why consulting to a pediatric chiropractor should be part of your child’s annual health regime. Gentle and specific chiropractic treatments administered by a highly-trained pediatric chiropractor can reduce the tension and interference in the spine caused during childbirth. As a child ages, the growing spine will undergo several changes and understanding how to apply the right chiropractic treatments that will be the most effective is vitally important. Partnering with a reputable chiropractor who is expertly-trained by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) can be a proven way to correct any spinal misalignment, as they occur.

 

Did you recently experienced birth intervention?

If your child was born using birth interventions or if you have specific concerns about your child’s spinal development, the pediatric-trained chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic can help! Our child-friendly approaches can help pinpoint areas of stress that may be causing your child discomfort. We’ll walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have.

Give us a call today for a complimentary pediatric spine consultation at 404-355-5499.

With more than 10 million new cases a year, ear infections are the most common reason for a visit to the pediatrician and the 2nd most common reason for surgery in children under 2 years of age (following circumcision). According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is estimated that 50% of children will experience at least one middle ear infection before they are 1 year of age, and 75% of children will experience one before 3 years of age.

Why is Ear Infection So Common To Kids?

Babies and young children are very susceptible to ear infections because their Eustachian tubes are shaped differently than their adult counterparts. Children’s Eustachian tubes are horizontal and shortened. This shape makes it easy for bacteria to migrate from the ears and throat into the middle ear space, which causes the fluid to pool in the middle ear.

What can Chiropractic do?

In our office, we see several children each week who suffer with chronic ear infections. Many of these children have taken multiple rounds of antibiotics or have gone through surgery, still with no success.

Luckily, chiropractic care can help! Gentle chiropractic adjustments to the Atlas (the top bone in the neck) and the Occiput (base of the skull) allow fluid in the middle ear to drain, which boosts the body’s immune system. By strengthening the body’s ability to fight the infection naturally, the child is able to recover faster and prevent future ear infections. In fact, a recent research study showed that after receiving a six-month series of chiropractic adjustments, nearly 80% of the children treated were free of ear infections.

This means of healing is a safe and effective alternative to treating ear infections in babies and young children. Also, to avoid or prevent this certain conditions to your child, you can follow these 3 tips to fight ear infection.

Does your child is suffering with ear infections or suspect them to have one? Consult to our nearest Corrective Chiropractic offices in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur & Alpharetta to help your child now. You can also call us at 404-355-5499 and request appointment.

A chiropractor is often thought of as a must-go for adults, not for children. However, recent research points to the benefits that maintaining a healthy spine and body can have for even the youngest of patients. A growing trend is emerging that is seeing the nation’s chiropractic offices flooded with infants. You read that correctly – infants! Babies, as young as four weeks old, have been known to receive regular adjustments to help alleviate feeding problems.

Many common childhood ailments have been found to be reduced and/or managed by having regular chiropractic visits. In fact, one mother cited that after receiving an adjustment her newborn was better able to feed, and cried significantly less throughout the day. It is suggested that misalignment, in infants and young children, can cause various symptoms that may affect feeding, the quality of sleep, immunity, neurological development, and their overall daily comfort.

But, buyer beware…not every chiropractic office may be suited to accept the littlest of patients. When choosing the right chiropractor to perform adjustments on your child, you want to be sure to ask about their previous experience with children and what procedures/adjusting techniques they might perform. The key is to make sure the office is welcoming and will be an overall pleasant experience for you and your child.

It is important to also note the difference in an adult adjustment and one that an infant may receive. The amount of pressure applied to their growing bones is very light. Due to children not having a lot of cartilage, adjustments are gentle and low to zero force.

The experienced doctors at Corrective Chiropractic cite these important benefits babies and young children receive from consistent visits.

  1. Nervous System Support

    A misalignment in the spine can quickly compromise the nerves connected to your baby’s organs. This can increase stress, pressure and discomfort for your child, who is often too young to verbalize and/or describe their pain. And, in many cases, a pediatrician may prescribe medication or dietary changes to manage the discomfort without being able to truly pinpoint the underlying cause. A chiropractic adjustment can serve to take the unnecessary pressure and stress off of the nerves and allow your baby’s body to grow properly.

  2. Increased Overall Comfort

    When it comes to treating chronic alignments in young children, doctors often encourage parents to administer medications. Though the medicines may reduce the symptoms temporarily, the symptoms may also get worse or occur more often. Instead, seeking chiropractic care can be a natural and less invasive way to manage the following:

    Ear infections
    Colic symptoms
    Acid reflux
    Moodiness
    Feeding/Chewing issues
    Breastfeeding/latching problems

     

  3. Improved Home Experience

    Raising children is a full-time and very stressful job – as is – not to mention adding in a crying baby who cannot get comfortable. Relieving the added stress placed on your growing baby’s body can be a great way to reduce some of the fussiness your baby may be exhibiting. Many families comment on how relaxed and “at peace” their young children are after an adjustment. Being able to allow the body to grow and develop correctly without introducing added physical stress may be just what you need to ensure that your baby is happy and healthy.

If you’re considering an adjustment for your young child, there are pediatric trained doctors at Corrective Chiropractic. Please contact the office to schedule a pediatric exam and consultation. We’ll walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today at 404-355-5499

What is Torticollis?

Torticollis, also known as Wry Neck, occurs when a neck muscle is contracted or in spasm, causing the head to turn to one side and the chin to rotate to the opposite side. Torticollis can be congenital (present since birth) or acquired. Torticollis in infants is commonly acquired by positions in the womb, and the birthing process (especially cesarean, vacuum extraction, and forceps deliveries). In some cases, the cause of  torticollis is unknown.

 

What are Common Symptoms of Torticollis in Children?

The most common symptom of torticollis is the rotation of the head to one side, and rotation of the chin to the opposite side. Other symptoms include discomfort and pain, decreased neck range of motion, tight neck muscles, and difficulty breastfeeding on one side. Chronic torticollis in infants can result in the flattening of one side of the head (plagiocephaly) due to consistent sleeping positions when lying on their backs. In serious congenital cases, face asymmetry, hearing difficulty, vision problems, and developmental delays can occur.

 

How can Chiropractic Help Children with Torticollis?

Pediatric chiropractic adjustment is a natural, gentle, safe, and effective method to correcting misalignment in the neck region. Such misalignment can lead to muscle imbalance, causing one side of the neck muscles to become contracted over time and even other developmental issue due to the impact on the nervous system. Call our office at 404-355-5499 for more information on how our pediatric chiropractor can help your child with torticollis.