CHIROPRACTIC CARE

EXPERT CARE TO IMPROVE FUNCTION

At our office we utilize specific chiropractic spinal adjustments. These adjustments are gentle forces that the body utilizes to allow the correction of spinal misalignment and enhance bodily function. Spinal misalignments interfere with the nervous system’s ability to coordinate and control the functions of the body. Research shows that chiropractic care combined with soft tissue work and rehab offers the best patient results.

EDUCATION

At your first visit, we will provide valuable information, allowing you to play an active role in your own health and well-being. Understanding health and wellness is your most precious asset. This includes providing explanation about your condition as well as teaching you home exercises.

We also offer regular Wellness Orientation Workshops. These classes provide important information about the body and the actions and activities that can improve your well-being. There is no charge for these workshops. Everyone is welcome to attend these free workshops.

CHILDREN

Our spines and nerve system are subjected to a multitude of forces, beginning with the birth process, which can misalign vertebra and set the stage for reduced well being and future health problems. Specific, gentle spinal adjustments provided by our doctors allow a child’s spine and nervous system grow and develop at its optimum.

EXPECTING MOTHERS

From the beginning of pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through a series of remarkable changes. An average weight gain of 25 to 35 pounds shifts a woman’s center of gravity forward, increasing the lower back curvature and placing extra stress on her spinal discs. Posture compensations respond accordingly and changes in the upper back may also cause shoulder and/or neck discomfort. Additionally, as labor approaches, the body secretes a hormone called relaxin which loosens ligaments. This may cause joint instability, including the spine and pelvis. Studies have found that over half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies.

Chiropractic treatment is safe for mother and baby and can be especially attractive to those who are trying to avoid medications in treating back pain. Special pregnancy pillows and tables with drop-away pelvic pieces are used to accommodate your growing belly, enabling us to provide comfortable treatment throughout pregnancy. Your chiropractor can also guide you through your pregnancy with recommendations on regular exercise, good nutrition, ergonomic adjustments and periodic spinal checkups. At Longwood Family Chiropractic we strive to make your pregnancy the pleasant experience it should be!

WEBSTER TECHNIQUE

Dr. Jaagus is certified through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association to perform the Webster Technique. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment to establish balance and function. Chiropractors trained in working with pregnant patients will check for misalignment of the pelvic bones, misalignment of the sacrum and vertebrae, and spasm of the ligaments that support the uterus and help hold the pelvis together.