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The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

July 3, 2024-Dr Taylor Austin (B.Kin, B.Chiro)

Why Consider Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy:

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey in which the body undergoes many changes to accommodate your growing baby. With these changes your body may experience discomfort and pain, particularly in your back, hips and joints. Chiropractic care offers a natural way to alleviate these common discomforts and empower you in this journey through change. 

How Chiropractic Care Can Help During Pregnancy: 

     1. Relief from Back and Pelvic Pain 

As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts, your pelvis and rib cage widen and you are now moving and sitting differently. This can result in discomfort and extra stress on your spine and pelvis. Chiropractic care helps balance your spine and pelvis and provide expertise on specific exercises and lifestyle changes to prevent further discomfort. 

     2. Improved Pelvic Balance & Function 

The pelvis is your home for your baby and it needs space for them to grow.

Chiropractic care helps ensure the pelvis has space to move and is balanced,

promoting optimal fetal positioning and making labor and delivery smoother. 

     3. Reduced Symptoms of Nausea 

Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate symptoms of nausea and morning sickness by improving nervous system function and reducing stress on your body. By providing space in the rib cage and diaphragm this can help reduce these symptoms. 

     4. Enhanced Overall Health & Wellness 

Chiropractic care promotes overall health and wellness by ensuring you have the right tools to support you on this journey. The aim is to empower you throughout this big change in your body and encourage maintaining healthy movement throughout! 


Why Choose Our Chiropractic Services for Your Pregnancy: 

At New Heights Massage Therapy, our chiropractor is trained in pregnancy specific care to provide gentle and effective treatment tailored to your unique needs.

Treatments involve the use of the Webster Technique, chiropractic adjustments, soft-tissue release, kinesio-taping/bracing recommendations, exercise modifications and recommendations as well as lifestyle advice to empower you on your journey!


What to Expect During Your First Visit: 

When you visit for the first time, we will conduct a thorough assessment to understand your specific needs and health concerns. This includes a detailed health history, a physical examination, and any necessary diagnostic tests. Based on our findings, we will develop a personalized care plan designed to support your health and well-being throughout your pregnancy.

Schedule Your Appointment Today: 

If you’re pregnant and experiencing discomfort, or simply want to ensure a healthier pregnancy and easier delivery, chiropractic care can make a significant difference. Book online with Dr. Taylor Austin and take the first step towards a more comfortable and empowered pregnancy. 

Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. 

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Holistic Approach to Managing Migraines with Chiropractic Care

June 13, 2024-Dr Taylor Austin (B.Kin, B.Chiro)

Migraines are so much more than just a bad headache; they are complex conditions that involve your brain, nervous system, and the surrounding structures that support it (like your muscles and joints). 
Symptoms tend to vary between individuals. Commonly people with migraines report:

  • Intense throbbing pain 

  • Nausea 

  • Vomiting 

  • Sensitivity to light and sound 

  • Difficulty concentrating 

Such symptoms can commonly put someone out for the day unable to do anything except lay in a dark room with no stimulation until it passes. While there are various types of treatments, many individuals seek alternative care to help manage their symptoms. Chiropractic care has gained popularity with patients seeking relief from migraines due to its holistic approach and conservative management. 

Firstly understanding migraines and why they are caused can help understand how chiropractic care can be of benefit. 
Causes of migraines can be often a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. The migraine itself is then triggered by stress, certain foods, hormonal changes, sensory stimuli, and changes in sleep patterns. Current treatment modalities involve medications, lifestyle changes and avoidance of triggers. For some, those modalities are not always providing the relief that is needed, which leads many to seek complementary therapies like chiropractic care. 

How chiropractic care works: 

Chiropractic care aims to enhance your body's ability to self-heal, self-regulate, and self-coordinate. It does this through doing a thorough assessment of the body's current health state and improving its function through addressing the joints, soft tissue and nervous system. 

The benefits that are reported from chiropractic care include: 

  • Reduction of frequency of migraines 

  • Pain relief 

  • Improved nervous system function 

  • Reduction of medication use 

  • Holistic approach to symptoms

  • Stress reduction both physically and mentally 

  • Tailored treatment plans to the individual

These benefits are attributed to addressing imbalances in the body that may be contributing to increased muscle tension, nerve irritation, decreased mobility and so much more that could be affecting your body's ability to handle the stressors that are setting the migraines off. 

In conclusion, chiropractic care can offer a safe, effective and holistic approach to seeking relief from migraines. Improving the bodies resiliency to handle life stressors as a whole can significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. If you or someone you know suffers from migraines and are looking for a natural, non-invasive treatment option, consider consulting with a chiropractor here at New Heights Massage to explore how they may be able to assist you on your healing journey. 

Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. 

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