Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic Care
If you are in the process of growing your family in Columbus or Hilliard, you have a lot of wonderful moments to look forward to, along with some potential health and wellness challenges to be aware of. Both pregnancy and childhood can present their share of musculoskeletal and neurological problems for mother and child alike. Thankfully, Dr. Rod Merritt can help you and your children triumph over these challenges through gentle, safe prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
If you've ever seen a pregnant woman struggling to get around comfortably, or if you've experienced that discomfort yourself, then you understand how the physical changes of pregnancy can affect the body. As a pregnant woman's abdomen enlarges and her body gains weight, her spine shifts position to accommodate these changes. Such spinal shifts can strain muscles, leading to headaches, neck pain, and back pain. They can also put pressure on major nerves, causing sciatica and overall health issues. In some cases, alignment problems in the lower spine make it hard for a fetus to assume a head-downward position for birth.
Prenatal chiropractic care can minimize these problems. Our chiropractor uses specialized treatment tables and light, gentle adjustments to help your spine cope with pregnancy-related changes. We also administer the Webster Technique, a method of correcting lower-spine and pelvic alignment to ensure a safer, easier birth for your infant.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Even births without complications can create spinal alignment problems in a newborn infant. These problems can lead to chronic pain and developmental issues if they produce muscular strain and nerve compression. Pediatric chiropractic care features adjustments light and subtle enough to treat even an infant safely and effectively, opening the pathway toward optimal growth and development.
A properly-functioning nervous system can make all the difference when it comes to reducing the risks for common childhood illnesses. Pediatric chiropractic adjustments that help maintain normal nerve signaling can help the brain, endocrine system, and immune system do their jobs, making children less vulnerable to infections, asthma, colic, and other issues.
As children grow older and explore the world, they encounter plenty of bumps, scuffs, and stresses. Ongoing pediatric chiropractic evaluations and adjustments can help your child endure these natural occurrences more easily. School-aged children can benefit from back-to-school exams and counseling on how to wear and load backpacks as safely as possible.
Talk to Our Columbus and Hilliard Chiropractor
Our Columbus and Hilliard chiropractor is ready to help you and your children enjoy better health. Contact Dr. Rod Merritt at 614-777-1920 to learn more about our all-natural services!