Pediatric & Pregnancy Chiropractor | Loy Chiropractic Arts Solana Beach

Whether you’re currently expecting a child or you’ve recently become a parent, your little one is the most important thing in your world. To ensure he or she has the best start to a healthy life, it’s important to address all aspects of wellness as soon as possible after birth. In addition to checkups at the doctor, having your child’s spine examined regularly by a pediatric chiropractor is important for promoting optimum growth and development. Regular adjustments can also reduce irritation to the nervous system, which is often responsible for many newborn and childhood health problems like colic and ear infections. 

No matter where you are on your journey to parenthood, Loy Chiropractic Arts in Solana Beach can provide you with the care you and your family need for optimal health and wellness.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Between hormonal shifts and weight fluctuations, a woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. While exciting and wonderful, many expectant mothers don’t even recognize their own thoughts, feelings, or behaviors during this time. Prenatal chiropractic care can help you feel more like yourself so you can enjoy every moment of your pregnancy and prepare for a healthy labor and delivery.

How does prenatal chiropractic help?

As your baby grows, the weight of your expanding belly causes your center of gravity to shift forward, which can be tough on your body’s skeletal structure. Prenatal chiropractic can help relieve pregnancy-related back pain by restoring proper alignment to the spine and relieving pressure from surrounding nerves. 

A pinched nerve due to misaligned vertebrae can also exacerbate pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting. Regular chiropractic adjustments offer natural, drug-free relief from these problems for many expectant mothers. As you near the end of your pregnancy, prenatal chiropractic care can keep your hips and lower spine aligned to help properly position your baby for a shorter labor and easier birth.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Problems with the spine can occur at any point in a child’s development. Often, a baby’s first subluxation occurs during labor and delivery. The transition from womb to world puts a lot of pressure on an infant’s fragile spine, even in a natural birth. 

The inevitable trips and tumbles that occur when your little one is learning to crawl and walk can also cause vertebrae to become misaligned. Playground and sports injuries, as well as carrying heavy backpacks and sitting in a classroom all day, cause further stress to a child’s spine and nervous system. Regular examinations and chiropractic adjustments restore motion, relieve nerve pressure, and improve overall health to help your child reach his or her full potential.

Benefits of Pediatric Chiropractic

Bringing your child in for chiropractic adjustments does more than promote a healthy posture. The spine is closely related to the nervous system and immune system, and when vertebrae are misaligned, it can compromise their function. A pediatric chiropractor can help with the following newborn and childhood health problems.

Pediatric chiropractor for colic

Colic affects 10 percent of all infants and can leave parents feeling exhausted, helpless, and frustrated. While the cause of colic isn’t known, new research suggests it may be due to a compromised nervous system, causing affected babies to be unable to cope with a normal amount of stimulation in his or her environment. Gentle adjustments from a pediatric chiropractor have been proven to be a natural, highly effective way to treat babies with this condition.

Pediatric chiropractor for ear infections

Because of the strong link between the spine and immune system, a vertebrae misalignment can compromise the body’s ability to fight infection. If you’re seeking a natural, drug-free approach to treating your child’s ear infections, chiropractic adjustments can restore alignment to the body to promote overall health and wellness.

In addition to colic and ear infections, a pediatric chiropractor can also help with:

  • Headaches

  • Chronic infections

  • Colds and sore throats

  • Constipation

  • Allergic reactions

  • Asthma

  • Breastfeeding difficulties

  • Sleep issues

  • Teething

  • Skin irritation

  • Restricted head or neck movement

  • ADHD

For more information on our prenatal chiropractic and pediatric chiropractic services, please contact Loy Chiropractic Arts at (858) 436-7162.