Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Holistic chiropractic care from the start.
At Quality Life Chiropractic in Rochester MN, we work with patients both (very) young and old – and everyone in between.
If you are pregnant and considering chiropractic care for gestational-related discomfort, our facility is dedicated to safe and effective treatment for mom and baby – a true family-centered approach!
Prenatal Chiropractic Appointments in Rochester MN
The benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy are actually two-fold: a more comfortable daily experience during each trimester, and an ideally uncomplicated labor and delivery.
For our pregnant patients, we utilize specialized table equipment which actually drops out in the middle, allowing the patient to safely lay on her belly to receive pelvic adjustments. Dr. Suntken works individually with pregnant patients to address the precise issues causing discomfort, often caused by a combination of the following:
Changing weight distribution as the pregnancy progresses
Joint stress attributable to the average 25-35 pounds of weight gain
Lower lumbar pain caused by forward projection of weight
Spinal destabilization due to increasing levels of estrogen and progesterone (particularly in late pregnancy)
Studies also suggest that untreated back pain and misalignment in pregnancy can result in more painful back discomfort during labor and delivery, potentially prolonging the childbirth process and introducing potential complications. We strive to help our patients avoid this result through regular adjustments right up to delivery day.
Pediatric Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic care for infants can make a world of difference in combatting common newborn issues, including recurring ear infections, colic, and poor sleep patterns.
In Dr. Suntken’s office, we utilize the “full body adjustment” approach when working with our youngest patients. For many new parents, frequent night-waking, difficulty feeding, and excessive gas and irritability make for difficult first days, and we safely and carefully assess the entire body to determine the best course of treatment.
Chiropractic adjustment of newborns and infants is a safe and effective way to help alleviate some of these common problems, including treatment for gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). Specifically, treatment with spinal manipulation and/or cranial-sacral therapy can bring about much-needed relief for babies and parents alike.
Oftentimes, our prenatal patients begin treating their infants with us shortly after birth – and we encourage new mothers and babies to keep regular appointments together, allowing for a comfortable and family-friendly transition to new parenthood for all!
To learn more about the benefits of prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care for mothers and babies, call us today: 507-206-6334.