Chiropractic for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pregnancy is amazing thing...we grow a tiny human, we love without knowing, and our bodies change on a daily basis to meet new demands. Sometimes that comes with less desirable things like pelvic pain, headaches or low back pain. You do NOT have to go all 40+ weeks with pain or discomfort! Dr. Lauren is a pregnancy chiropractor and postpartum chiropractor in Addison trained in pelvic floor rehab, exercises and chiropractic treatments that are safe and effective for pregnant moms.

 
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Prenatal Chiropractic

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with:

  • Neck, mid-back pain or headaches

  • Feeling of joint instability

  • Low back, pelvic/pubic, sacral, sacroiliac pain

  • Round ligament pain

  • Abdominal discomfort

  • Carpal tunnel/wrist pain

  • Urinary incontinence (leaking during coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or frequent urination)

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chiropractic Boosts healing postpartum

At Elemental Chiropractic, we work with postpartum mamas to help them heal from changes in their bodies that occur during pregnancy, labor, birth and caring for a newborn.

Postpartum chiropractic and pelvic floor rehabilitation can help mamas who have:

  • Diastasis recti

  • Pelvic pain or incontinence (leaking urine)

  • Prolapse (pelvic pressure/heaviness, painful intercourse,

  • Neck pain or headaches

  • Mid-back and/or rib pain

  • Perineal scar tissue or cesarean scar tissue pain

  • Low back, sacral or hip pain

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What can we do at Elemental Chiropractic to Help pregnant or postpartum women?

Adjustments / Mobilizations

Gentle forces used to manually obtain alignment and proper movements of the joints and body

Pelvic Floor Rehab

Specific exercises are used to help relieve pelvic pain, prolapse, incontinence, painful intercourse and constipation

Webster Technique

Optimizes the pelvis position and mobility through gentle abdominal work to stabilize the ligaments

Acupuncture

Support you through a healthy pregnancy and postpartum period with the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (see below)

Manual Muscle Work

Muscle work is done to help the muscle relax and release muscular tension that occurs often due to the muscles compensating for the unstable joints from the hormones relaxin and estrogen

Rehab / Exercises

Exercises are taught to help moms strengthen their core and pelvic floor to helping during labor and also to help restore the core in the postpartum period

Acupuncture for Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum

Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system that looks at the person as a whole to determine the root cause of an illness. Dr. Lauren utilizes Traditional Chinese Medicine to determine the root cause and create a course of action based on your specific needs and desires.

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Preconception Health

Studies show that acupuncture for fertility:

  • Increases blood flow to the uterus to promote implantation

  • Improves ovarian function, which may help produce better quality eggs and a larger number of follicles

  • Reduces side effects of drugs utilized in IUI, IVF, ART procedures

  • Reduces stress hormones and anxiety

  • Decreases uterine contraction, intended to encourage implantation and prevent early miscarriage

  • Boost quality and motility of sperm

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optimizing Pregnancy

Acupuncture in the 1st trimester may help with:

  • Digestive issues including morning sickness, nausea, vomiting and heartburn

  • Fatigue and decreased energy

  • Stress or anxiety

Acupuncture in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters may benefit:

  • Muscle aches including carpal tunnel, back pain, hip pain

  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension

  • Insomnia

  • Stress or anxiety

  • Swelling and edema

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postpartum recovery

Acupuncture can help improve the postpartum recovery by helping:

  • Boost energy

  • Relieve feeling of emptiness

  • Benefit breast issues including mastitis, clogged ducts and low milk supply

  • Minimize baby blues

  • Reduce feeling of stress or anxiety

What we Treat

Dr. Lauren of Elemental Chiropractic is a primary care physician specializing in musculoskeletal & neurological conditions in patients of all ages, but focuses on women's health and pediatrics. Our goal is to keep your body healthy and functioning optimally throughout pregnancy & postpartum. Beyond treating mamas who are trying to conceive, pregnant or postpartum, Dr. Lauren does treat all people for daily ailments. Through chiropractic, acupuncture & cupping, functional rehabilitation, McKenzie Method, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) & nutritionElemental Chiropractic treats virtually any condition that limits your physical freedom and performance.

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Low Back Pain, Sciatica, Piriformis syndrome & Disc PaIn

At any given time 15-20% of the population experiences back pain. Just because it is common does not mean you have to deal with it. Chiropractic, McKenzie, exercises and acupuncture can help you decrease pain.  We will help you develop exercise strategies to help you retrain body function necessary for daily living. 

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Migraines, Headaches, Neck & Shoulder Pain

Headaches and neck pain can impact your life to the point it is hard to move and function. We understand the impact it has on your life and our goal is always to decrease the pain quickly. Since we treat the cause and not just the symptoms, you will ideally stay out of pain afterwards.

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Pediatric & Adolescent Chiropractic Care

It's amazing that the second a child is born, we naturally worry if everything is OK. If you have questions or concerns about if your child is hitting normal developmental milestones (rolling, crawling, standing, walking, etc.), let us help you take the guessing out. Dr. Lauren is trained in pediatrics, specifically normal childhood development.

Pediatric Chiropractic and therapy can help treat symptoms associated with:

  • Flat Spots (Plagiocephaly)

  • Delay in Developmental Milestones

  • Toe Walking

  • Headaches

  • Sports Injuries

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a great alternative to revitalize a healthier appearance and slow the natural progression of aging. All of this is completed while maintaining the essence of who you are with minimal side effects. This treatment is a perfect solution for those who are looking for a change without the possible risks, complications and recovery of cosmetic surgery.

  • 1 visit: $75**

  • 5 visits: $350

  • 10 visits: $700

  • 20 visits: $1200
    **Desired results not expected with only one visit

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