Pediatric & Prenatal

Pediatric & Prenatal Care2018-10-24T15:44:02+00:00

Project Description

Prenatal

As a pregnancy develops, stress is increasingly placed on the body, causing incredible discomfort for some women. A woman’s center of gravity immediately begins to shift forward during pregnancy. Although a woman’s posterior section of the pelvis has the capacity and depth enabling her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases stress on her joints. As the baby gets bigger, a woman’s weight continues to project forward, curving more her lower back and placing extra stress on the spinal disks. Towards the end of the pregnancy, the sciatic nerve may be irritated when the baby’s head begins pressing down on a woman’s back, legs, and buttocks. Chiropractic care can help pregnancy by:

  • Before pregnancy, a visit to the chiropractor can detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere that may contribute to pregnancy discomfort.
  • During pregnancy, chiropractic care can control symptoms of nausea, relieve back, neck or joint pain and even prevent a potential cesarean delivery.
  • During birth, chiropractors can help assure optimum biomechanics in the hips and spine- reducing labor complications.
  • Even after childbirth, in the weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy can begin to tighten up again with the help of chiropractic care.

Pediatric

Leon chiropractic also offers pediatric chiropractic care. Our ideal circumstance is what we call Pre-Conception Care. This is when parents come to us at least 2 years before conceiving a child to first correct unidentified health issues with them in order to prevent those genes from being passed down.

If this time has already passed our next line of defense is caring for an already pregnant mother where we can to the best of our abilities ensure they have the healthiest birth possible. We start care with children as young as an hour old through adulthood.

  • The adjustments we give children are NOT the same as the adjustments you would see being given to an adult. Techniques vary greatly along with intensity.

  • Children from birth are typically born with what are considered subluxations of the spine. Which is why chiropractic care is important for both children and adults.
  • The way in which our specially trained team at Leon Chiropractic cares for children is completely safe. Even though Chiropractic care is only a portion of the services we offer this question is a normal concern as you will see hundreds of children being adjusted in our clinic in a days time.

The Webster Technique

The late Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments.

This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. The technique is known as the Webster Technique. This technique is a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function for pregnant mothers. In expectant mothers presenting breech, there has been a high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position. This technique has been successfully used in women whose babies present transverse and posterior as well. It has also successfully used with twins.

  SERVICES

FUNCTIONAL CHIROPRACTIC
WEIGHT LOSS
FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY
VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

  OPENING HOURS

Monday 10am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
Tuesday 10am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
Wednesday 10am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10am-1pm, 3pm-6pm
Saturday 9am-12pm
Sunday Closed

  OFFICE LOCATIONS

OUR PATIENTS SAY

See what some of our clients have to say.

As good as advertised. My brother swears by this doctor. So I flew up from Tampa to check it out and all I can say is I am virtually pain free. I am sleeping better and feeling great.
STEVE
Before I found Leon Chiropractic, I had tingling, swelling and numbness in my hands for years. I could barely hold a pen to write and dropped everything. Dr. Leon was able to help me tremendously! My hands are completely back to normal now!
TRACEY
Thank you 100 times for taking the radiating pain out of my knee & shin. I foolishly suffered for 2 weeks because I just couldn’t make the time to come in…one visit and I am a new person!
CAROLYNNE