Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

Many changes occur to the body during pregnancy including: protruding abdomen, increased back curve, pelvic changes, postural adaptations, etc. There are four stages (pregnancy, labor, following delivery, pediatric care) in which having an optimally working nervous system can help both mother and child. This can be achieved through chiropractic care.

Pregnancy
Changes such as protruding abdomen and increased back curve can cause alterations in spinal alignment and nerve function. Regular chiropractic visits will reduce and minimize the pain associated with the alterations of the body.

Labor
If you were to try to put a circle through an oval you would undoubtedly have trouble doing so, just as a baby’s head would have increased difficulty fitting through an altered pelvis. Chiropractic allows proper spinal and pelvis alignment in order to improve your labor and delivery experience.

Following Delivery
Even natural births can stress a baby’s spine. Breastfeeding problems can arise if the baby has a subluxation and is unable to comfortably turn its head to one side. Relax, and come see us.  We use a special approach to make our adjustments safe and comfortable.

Pediatric Care
The most common conditions that we treat are colic, ear infections, torticollis, constipation or diarrhea and nursing difficulty.

Before, during and after pregnancy you can avoid the need for medication, reduce low back pain and make carrying a baby a more pleasing experience. We can help! Come see us.

To view Callie’s experience during pregnancy, click the video below.  

Chiropractic and Pregnancy

That’s a Wrap!

After many weeks of planning and preparation Mom’s Night Out 2016 is officially over. Our hope is that from here MNO will only grow. This event is a great opportunity for us to say thank you to all the women in our practice. With each event that we offer to our patients our goal is to add valuable experiences that make a difference in people’s lives. We hope that we accomplished that for all of the women in attendance last night.

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Let's be Social

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Mom’s Night Out would not have been possible without the amazing businesses that donated prizes for our raffle and gift bags. We were able to giveaway seventeen raffle prizes (HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?) and everyone went home with a gift bag full of goodies.

THANK YOU
Brenda Nelson with Boutique De Fleur
Becky Miller with Crunchy Mom Life
Ashley Cates with Native Ally
Christen Schneider with Damsel in Defense
Matt Schneider with Forward Movement Training
Eagle Yoga House
Lulu Lemon
Lisa Johnson with Nerium International
Dutch Bros.
Scents – Jennie Buckner
Exhale Salon and Med Spa
Northwest Laser Institute
Shari Fernandez with Fitmania

We also want to thank A Lively Chef Catering and The Owhyee. We could not have asked for a better catering service and venue.

Thank you to everyone who joined us. We are looking forward to next year!

How to Wake Up Pain Free

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Do you experience neck or back pain when you wake up? If you do, it’s time to revamp your sleeping habits. Here’s how to position yourself for a better night’s sleep.

The best posture for avoiding soreness and waking up refreshed is lying on your side. The worst position is sleeping on your stomach. Turning your head to the side and twisting your neck can lead to long term dysfunction.

To get even more comfy on your side, grab a body pillow. Pull it to your chest and hug the cushion so that your upper arm and leg wrap over the top. This stops you from partially rolling over and twisting your lower back.

It is key to properly align the pillow under your ear. Go for a soft cushion that keeps your neck straight. Schedule your appointment today and we can get you matched with the proper pillow that will have you waking up saying “ahh” not “ouch.”

Recap: Highland Hikes 2016

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We hosted our first ever Highland Hikes event last Saturday and we are so pleased with the turn out! The group of people who joined us had such great energy and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. We came to conquer Table Rock and left with wonderful memories that will last forever. Our hope is that from here Highland Hikes will only grow. It truly is a great way to get outdoors and get moving. With each event that we offer to our patients our goal is to add valuable experiences that make a difference in people’s lives. We look forward to seeing you next year at Highland Hikes 2017. Be on the lookout for our next event!

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What Are the Benefits of Hiking?

Blog_HikeHighland Hikes is only a few short days away! Before we gear up to hike to Table Rock on the twenty-fifth of June we wanted to give you a brief overview of the physical and mental benefits that are associated with hiking.  

Increases fitness: Hiking works out the body just as much as it does the brain. Research has shown one hour of hiking can burn up to 500 calories, depending on the level of incline.

Prevents and controls diabetes: Hiking helps prevent and even control diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. Hiking gives the muscles a workout, which moves glucose from the bloodstream for energy.

Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol: Hiking on a regular basis decreases blood pressure and cholesterol, which then reduces the danger of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. In fact, hiking downhill is more effective at removing blood sugars and improving glucose tolerance.

Increases creativity: The authors of a study point out that the results of spending time outdoors increases attention spans and creative problem-solving skills.  This may have something to do with unplugging from technology.

Social activity: Hiking with your friends and family will encourage you to engage with your workout lifestyle which will make you more likely to stick with it for the long haul.

Increases happiness: “Being out in nature, away from the business of our daily lives and technology, can allow people to connect with themselves and nature in a way that brings about peace and a sense of well-being,” Leigh Jackson-Magennis, REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach New England Market Manager.

Say goodbye to the treadmill and join us for a hike to Table Rock Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. To register, click HERE.

Highland Hikes Registration

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It’s already June 8th, can you believe it? Highland Hikes is only a few weeks away. If you haven’t registered yet, click HERE.

Bring your family and friends, everyone is welcome! FREE gifts will be given away at the event.

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For all the latest on Highland Hikes, follow us on social media. Don’t forget to like and share the above photo.

We look forward to seeing you June 25th!

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June is finally here! Which means it’s time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. As the warmer weather approaches we wanted to take the opportunity to invite you to join us for a hike to Table Rock Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Bring your family and friends, everyone is welcome! FREE gifts will be given away at the event. You won’t want to miss it.

To register, click HERE.

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For all the latest on Highland Hikes, follow us on social media. Don’t forget to like and share the above photo.

We look forward to seeing you June 25th!

Torticollis? What the heck is that…

Go ahead and put your left ear on your shoulder right now. How does that affect what you do, or what you want to do? Are you able to work the same? Could you drive the same? Can you even breathe the same depth of air?

The answer is unequivocally, NO!  And what you just experienced for a moment is a case of torticollis.

Torticollis affects both children and adults and can have a significant lasting effect on the quality of life, and the quality of spinal health. When this goes untreated it ends up causing pain, skull shape changes, and scoliosis.  In babies this also affects how well they are able to breastfeed and can have a significant impact on their sleep cycle.

For kids, the cause is typically the birth process, which is why we see so many young kids (as young as 20 minutes old!) in our office.  We want to make sure that each child that comes into this world, regardless of the method (natural birth, c-section, etc).  In the video below you will see one of the many cases of torticollis that we have seen significant changes with in our office.

[video inside] 5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy




Throughout pregnancy, there are obviously some major changes that happen that can cause discomfort, pain or even pregnancy issues.  Things like nausea, heartburn, constipation, and pubic pain are common for pregnant mom to experience. However, a pregnant mom under chiropractic care typically notices a decrease in pain, and is able to sleep and function better.

Callie shared her experience about how chiropractic has drastically improved her life and experience while pregnant.

Additionally, here are 5 reasons to see a chiropractor during pregnancy:

1. Shorter Labor Time

First times moms who received regular chiropractic care experienced a 25% shorter labor time. As for seasoned moms who received chiropractic care, the average labor time was cut 31%.  Vaginal delivery is strongly dependent on pelvic alignment and baby position. If there are misalignments in the pelvis, it can interfere with labor and delivery, thus increasing labor and delivery times.

2. Enhanced Fetal Position

The Webster Technique is a technique that allows baby to get into the best possible position for birth. It balances the pelvis and decreases the tension of muscles and ligaments and allows fetal positioning to be optimal.

3. Less Painful Labor

In a hospital study that incorporated chiropractic adjustments during the patient’s pregnancy, the results indicated that there was a 50% decrease in the need for painkillers during delivery, attributed to pre-delivery adjustments.

4. Better Chance of Natural Birth

Chiropractic adjustments can enhance pelvic alignment, allowing baby to get into the best possible position before birth, and allowing the mother to have the best possible chance at having a vaginal birth without the need for intervention.  Not only does chiropractic help with the alignment of the pelvis, but allows improved communication between the nerves, muscles and organs.

5. Better Recovery After Delivery

Before delivery, the body releases a hormone relaxin. The purpose of this hormone is to allow the ligaments in the body to loosen enough to allow baby to come into the world with decreased stress.  After giving birth the body will stop producing this hormone, and the body – especially the pelvis – will start tightening back up. Specific adjustments will allow the pelvis to heal in alignment, decreasing potential issues with pain in the low back, legs and even headaches.

For people in the Boise or Meridian area of Idaho, our office is conveniently located just off Eagle Rd.

Are you ready to improve your pregnancy, labor and delivery experience? Contact us for a free consultation and tour of our clinic. 

Tyson: Chiropractic and Ear Infections

This is Tyson, definitely one of the biggest studs ever to step foot into our office.  His parents brought him to us because he had chronic ear infections.  Here is his Dad’s account of the miracle of chiropractic in this kiddo’s life:

 

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“Tyson had been having ear infections on and off for about an 8-9 month stretch.  We would go visit the pediatrician and treat the infection with antibiotics.  Over time, it seemed that the infections were coming back more frequently.  When we got up to Idaho, Tyson began showing signs of another infection coming on.  Generally he sleeps through the night, but he was waking up 4-5 times a night and then tugging on his ear when it was irritating him during the day.  After about 4 nights of this, we made the decision that we would like to try something different than the antibiotics, and go with the chiropractic route.  On the first visit, Dr. Ogle identified areas of misalignment in his spine.  Dr. Ogle examined Tyson and performed some adjustments on him, before we took him home. Read More