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We get this question a lot and our answer is always the same: as soon as you feel ready; as soon as you feel ready to leave the house, you could receive a chiropractic adjustment. The post-partum period is broken up into three phases, and will last as long as 9 months after birth; the majority of women will report at least one health problem during this period of time. What this tells us is that recovering from pregnancy and delivery is not something that happens over a night, or a week. It will take a concerted effort on your behalf to adjust to a body that is forever-changed, and a life that is irreversibly altered. For many new mothers, this can be an overwhelming time, frought with nerves and misapprehension. It is our job to help balance your body and mind to help you effecively transition back into a new normal life with your baby.
Morning sickness is different woman to woman- for some it is a severe nausea complete with vomiting while for others it may only be a background headache. But one thing is agreed- it is always uncomfortable and it is certainly not limited to the morning time. Your body is changing rapidly and morning sickness is a reflection of it trying to adapt; the first step to relieving the discomfort of morning sickness is therefore to relax. Getting pissed off at morning sickness has never helped anyone! If your morning sickness is moving past manageable, consider using acupuncture to relieve the symptoms and mitigate the discomfort.
As one of Park Slope's longest standing chiropractic and acupuncture practices, we are honored to continue our tradition of helping this community in our new office. This new, purpose-built space allows us to expand our services and staff to reach a greater portion of our great community. Between our senior staff members, we have over 100 years of collective experience across a wide range of specialities. The services we currently offer include:
As you can see, we cover as many bases as we can in the conservative healthcare world. We are blessed to be able to do so because of our staff, which has recently grown larger with the addition of new doctors. On our home page, you can meet the newest members of our staff as well as discover an introductory video to our practice that explains why we are so excited about what we do.
We want to help you function and feel better, no matter what is holding you back. All of our modalities are designed to increase your natural range of motion, reduce tension in the various systems of your body and reestablish harmony as the predominant order. It all begins with a conversation. If you have been struggling with physical or mental ailments and have not been finding the treatment you need with traditional medicine, please don't hesitate to give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Pregnancy chiropractic is well known for its role in mitigating the discomforts of pregnancy including back pain and sciatica. But fewer people are aware that chiropractic is one of the foremost techniques for resolving problems with fetal positioning in the penultimate period before delivery. By focusing on balancing joints of the lower back and alignment of the pelvis, we are able to help women with pregnancies who are suffering from the breech presentation. Let's find out more about how this works:
Having served the Park Slope community for over 30 years, we have been blessed to help many prospective mothers increase their chances of conception using acupuncture. Many couples come to us having tried seemingly everything else with no luck- the despair of struggling to conceive is a heart-rending scene and it motivates us to put all our services at their disposal. Read on to find out how acupuncture helps couples conceive.
There is this idea that pregnancy causes sciatica; there are even strange theories out there which purport that the baby somehow presses directly on the sciatic nerve. And while we can assure you that this is not the case, we do agree that there is a strong correlation between pregnancy and sciatica, particularly in the third trimester. The fact is, pregnancy breeds a perfect set of conditions for nerve impingement:
In this scenario, there is a good chance that your muscles are becoming strained and pulling your body out of alignment; this is when nerve impingement happens. When this impingement happens to occur to the sciatic nerve, sciatica symptoms develop, including: