Cornelius Chiropractic Services:
Services listed below are provided in the comfort of your own home, or at Dr. Ashley’s home office location. Talk to Dr. Ashley to see what the best option is for you and your family!
Diversified, Webster, Instrument assisted, Craniosacral & Logan Basic Technique
Soft Tissue Work
Myofascial Release, Instrument Assisted, Kineseotape application & instruction
Progressive Rehabilitation Exercises
Strengthening exercises specifically tailored to pregnancy and postpartum
Stabilization exercises for chronic and acute conditions
The changes your body experiences as your baby grows inside you are vast and happen rapidly. Chiropractic has been shown to help ease the stress on the musculoskeletal system as these changes happen and to ensure the best possible alignment to your spine, pelvis and surrounding soft tissues.
Goals of chiropractic care during pregnancy include reducing pain, increasing flexibility and ultimately to create the most optimal fetal positioning for labor and delivery.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy May include:
Reduced pain in the lower back
Better, more restful sleep
Decrease in pelvic pain and round ligament (front of belly) tenderness
Fewer sciatica symptoms
Decrease likelihood of dystocia (difficult labor)
Limit chances of C sections (due to poor positioning of baby)
Possible shorter labor times
Improved gait-just say no to waddle!
Correction of breech presentation-(baby will turn on their own when the pelvis and uterine ligaments are in alignment and restrictions are reduced allowing more room in the pelvis for engagement. Chiropractors do no turn babies)
Preconception and Postpartum Care
Chiropractic Adjustments before conceiving have been show to increase the health of the nervous system and overall health of the soon to be mother that may help the chances of becoming pregnant.
Getting adjusted after baby is critical. Your body spent nearly a year growing that life inside you and all the changes that happened over that time now are now trying to settle back to normalcy. This process can be even more jarring and painful than the pregnancy itself. The relaxin hormone that made your body flexible enough to give birth is now down to zero which can create imbalance and pain in the ligaments and joints in your spine and pelvis. Your center of gravity is forced to switch back to its original positioning very quickly and your joints and muscles may have difficulty aligning to that if you have subluxation. You can be evaluated and adjusted many times immediately upon returning home after baby. Remember, I come to you, so you can feel better, without having to leave home!
Benefits of Postpartum Chiropractic Care Include:
Decreased soreness in neck and mid back while adjusting to holding baby and breastfeeding
Ability to walk with reduced pain and stiffness
Possible faster recovery time due to ability to be able to move more and increase blow flow
Diagnosis and care for diastasis recti ( when the abdominal muscles remain separated)
Reduction in headache symptoms that may happen due to epidural complications
Improvement in pelvic floor strength due to the ability of the pelvis and spine to move properly
Coming into this world is a beautiful but often traumatic experience for a baby. No matter the type of delivery-vaginal, C section, forceps etc. there is often increased pressure applied to a baby's neck in order to have them delivered. It often consists of pulling and twisting the babies head with several tens of pounds added the more invasive the birth. This does not mean the baby will be injured by these methods and often show no immediate signs and symptoms. However, this has been shown to cause subluxation that can lead to issues later on in infancy, childhood, adolescence and even into adulthood.
Benefits of chiropractic care in childhood may include:
Ability to latch properly and breastfeed more successfully and comfortably
Improvement in skull shape and formation when flat spots develop
Reduction in fussiness due to gastric issues and colic type symptoms
Ability to reach milestones based on improved bio-mechanics for sitting up, crawling and walking
Decrease in cold, allergy, and ear infection type symptoms
Boosted Immune system
Decrease in aches and pains due to growth spurts
Better focus, mood and behavior
Potty training progress and fewer accidents
Reduced constipation and better digestive system regulation
More restful sleep