For the baby, the surrounding walls of the uterus tighten with pelvic imbalance, becoming more and more like tight bed sheets that restrict her motion. The chiropractic adjustment to the pelvis releases tension to the ligaments and uterus so that the baby can move freely and assume the best possible position for birth.
It is important to realize that many pregnant women are seeking ICPA doctors throughout their pregnancies to utilize the many additional benefits of the Webster technique. For every stage of pregnancy, this adjustment reduces interference to the nervous system—a vital benefit to improve physiology for both Mom and her baby. When Mom’s physiological function is at its best, the baby’s development is optimized. Balancing the pelvic bones, muscles and ligaments and improving normal physiology sets the stage for a natural birth. Chiropractic care and the Webster technique allow for safer, easier births!
This excerpt was taken from the ICPA Member Newsletter, 2019. For more information, visit discoverkidshealth.com.
Call our office today at 203-355-2830 to set up your prenatal consultation and evaluation!
The “Duchess Slant” has become the popular sitting posture for the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex, but may not be the best choice when we’re considering healthy biomechanics.
What is the “Duchess Slant”?
The term was first used to describe Kate Middleton’s “zig-zag” sitting posture with her legs angled opposite her trunk (sometimes with the ankles crossed) while maintaining an upright posture with shoulders squared. It’s popular among royals because it supposedly looks more flattering when being photographed. Princess Diana and Meghan Markle have also been photographed using the “Duchess Slant.”
What makes the “Duchess Slant” so bad?
As a chiropractor, I cringe when I see this posture being used - these women are sitting for long periods of time in a position that can be harmful to the biomechanics of the spine and pelvis. Let’s break it down:
What does this mean for our health?
The health of our spinal column is responsible for transmitting all of the information between our brain and body. Any disruption in the normal motion of our spine can lead to an interruption in this communication, which can lead to degeneration in our spine, and degradation of our health. Check out our blog post and video, A Beginner's Guide to Chiropractic, to see how chiropractic can help address the health of your body by improving the health of your spine.
I've always been a visual learner - that's why I fell in love with this video and how it explains chiropractic. It's important to remember - chiropractic helps to remove interference on the nervous system, which allows your brain and body to communicate better, which enables you to function at your optimum potential!
So what are some things we can do to reduce stress to the spine and nervous system?
5. Visit Your Chiropractor - The stresses of daily life come in 3 forms: Physical Stress (traumas like a fall or accident or smaller repetitive things like sitting all day or improper posture), Emotional Stress (work stress, relationship stress, financial stress, etc.) and Chemical Stress (toxins in the environment and unhealthy foods). These stresses build up in the body, and negatively effect your nervous system, which leads to stress and dysfunction in your spine. A chiropractor is trained to locate the results of nervous system stress in your spine and remove them using gentle chiropractic adjustments. Over time, these adjustments can help you adapt to outside stresses so your body can function at its best!
Is it time to start taking care of your spine? Call our office to set up an initial consultation and visit with Dr. Cristina by calling us at 203-355-2830.
What structures are examined when evaluating the cause of TMJ pain?
Chiropractic Approach to TMJ
The TMJ and our nervous system
The chiropractic adjustments are used to relieve pressure on the spine, cranial bones and jaw, which studies show may help to correct or relieve a TMJ problem. Interestingly enough, an unhealthy skull/jaw alignment can also put great stress upon the spinal column. Problems to your general health and well-being can occur with TMJ dysfunction because of the important neurological connections around the area of the temporomandibular joint.
1. Chiropractic Treatment of Temporomandibular Dysfunction: A Retrospective Case Series
Pavia, Steven et al. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine , Volume 14 , Issue 4 , 279 - 284. http://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S1556-3707%2815%2900080-2/abstract
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Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and thought, "I wish I had scheduled an appointment with Dr. Cristina this week"? We are excited to have added online scheduling to the practice!
At this point, our online scheduling system is available to CURRENT PATIENTS only. If you are a new patient and would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cristina to see her for the first time, you can give us a call at 203-355-2830, or you can request an appointment here and someone from our office will contact you.
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Dr. Cristina shares some insight about the benefits of Chiropractic as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle!