Family wellness is often something that people only think about when sickness occurs or when they have their yearly check-ups with primary care physicians. Consequently, illnesses or injuries may go unchecked until potentially harmful medications or expensive surgeries become necessary.
With ongoing chiropractic care, however, wellness becomes a lifestyle, not just something to strive for when you need to be cured. Family chiropractic care is about teaching your whole family how to maintain their health in a safe, healthy, all-natural way so that illness and injury can be prevented as much as possible. We understand that, sometimes, traditional medicine may be necessary, but our goal is to treat the “whole person” via partnering with physicians and holistic health providers and modalities to help you achieve a naturally sustainable pathway to good health and drug-free healing.
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy and Beyond
Pregnancy is a time when most women experienced an extremely heightened awareness of their physicality. Beyond the sensation of carrying around, nourishing and becoming emotionally attached to a brand new life, there are the immense physical demands that the added baby weight places upon the body.
Consequently, the need for excellent prenatal care is paramount in order to ensure a healthy, comfortable and safe pregnancy and delivery. Along with prenatal vitamins, good nutrition and lots of rest, chiropractic care can add an element of comfort during pregnancy that many women only dream of. Although most will happily endure the discomforts of carrying a new life in their body, it’s important to understand that there are ways to make the physical demands of pregnancy much easier.
Relief from Pregnancy-Related Pain and Discomfort
According to a study cited in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it has been reported that about 50% of pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy and that up to 75% of women experience back pain during labor and delivery. Only 21% of women, however, actually seek treatment for these back pain issues. The study, whose goal was to review the literature on chiropractic care during pregnancy, concluded that chiropractic care may provide an effective form of treatment for women with musculoskeletal problems brought on by pregnancy.
Dr. Steve Brown and Dr. Michael Mills are well versed in treating the back pains that can result from pregnancy and they are highly prepared to assist with the care, comfort, and safety of both mother and child during this special, but physically taxing time. Dr. Mills is certified in the Webster Technique, which is training that focuses specifically on maintaining pelvic balance during pregnancy. Using special pregnancy tables and techniques designed to avoid putting pressure on the abdomen, Dr. Mills can provide help with:
- Relieving back, neck and shoulder pain
- Preventing breech birth
- Reducing labor and delivery time
- Controlling nausea
- Re-aligning the spine
- Correcting posture
Call Your Prenatal Chiropractor in Kittanning Today!
Mills Chiropractic Center is a Prenatal Chiropractor proudly serving Kittanning, Ford City and the surrounding areas for all of your family’s chiropractic needs. As your neighborhood health and wellness provider, we are pleased to offer a Free Consultation for new patients! Call today to schedule yours. We look forward to meeting with you!