Family Care - what’s your motivation?

Posted Jun 21st, 2017

Family Care - what’s your motivation?

A pregnant mother understands the importance and benefits of avoiding certain foods and products for the sake of her unborn child (away-from motivation). She might even improve nutrition and exercise to optimize her ability to grow and develop her child (toward motivation). But is she getting checked by a Gonstead Chiropractor? Not only will an optimally functioning spine and nerve system ensure she will digest her food better and respond most effectively to the exercise she does, she will have optimal nerve supply to her uterus that grows and develops her unborn child. During pregnancy a woman’s body changes dramatically, causing shifts in weight bearing and adding stress to the spine. A properly aligned lower back and pelvis significantly reduces stress on both Mom and Baby with sufficient space for the developing baby and, when it comes time to deliver, a quicker and easier delivery.

Once the child is born a visit to see Dr. Egan for a thorough Gonstead Chiropractic examination is essential to determine if there is subluxation in the spine resulting from birth trauma and to ensure the child has the best opportunity to grow and develop fully (a toward motivation). Any assistance at delivery by increases the risk of spinal injury during birth. Without the ability to effectively communicate their pain and distress, many newborns experience colic, unexplained crying, lack of appetite, frequent ear infections, gastroesophageal reflux (and the list goes on), because of subluxation in their spine. Parents are often told that the baby will grow out of it or given a prescription to manage the symptoms so the baby is left to compensate and adapt to a dysfunctional spine. This could all be avoided with a gentle, life-affirming Gonstead adjustment - no more pressure than you’d use to test the ripeness of a tomato.

As the baby continues through childhood they may begin to experience other aches and pains if subluxations are left uncorrected. It’s not just at birth, with children being children, accidents do happen. Injuries from falls, sports impacts and rough and tumble are just a few of the ways kids can injure their spine. Dr. Egan checks children as they grow to maintain optimal function and balance so as to adapt most effectively to the different stressors and strains they expose themselves to.     From Pregnancy and birth, right through child and adulthood, to make the senior years golden, Gonstead Chiropractic care is beneficial for the whole family. Dr. Egan gives you the best chance to be all that you can be by keeping your spine and nervous system free of subluxations. Discover the health benefits of gentle, safe and ultra specific chiropractic care that corrects the cause rather than just managing the symptoms.

Here at Peninsula Chiropractic we work as a team with you and your family - get the pressure off the nerve and turning the life back on to your body - for your best life!