Even though we see a lot of pediatric and prenatal patients we LOVE seeing people of all ages! Every day, patients just like you come to us for a variety of conditions, including:
Numbness/ tingling in the hand or feet
Low back pain
During pregnancy, the body changes drastically and several physiological and endocrinological changes occur. These changes often cause numerous symptoms that can make life very uncomfortable. Dr. Robyn Amerman is specifically trained in treating pregnant woman utilizing gentle, safe adjustments that can offset some of these changes. Creating pelvic balance and alignment is an important reason to obtain chiropractic care during pregnancy. When the pelvis is misaligned it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis may also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. By addressing the pelvic imbalances, the chiropractor can improve a woman’s chance of having a natural, non-invasive birth.
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Relieving back, neck or joint pain
Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
Reducing or eliminating headaches
Helping to relieve rib pain or round ligament pain
Dealing with symptoms of nausea
Dr. Robyn Amerman is the only chiropractor certified in Webster’s technique in Cape May County. Webster’s technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce stress to her uterus and the supporting ligaments. A balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. Optimal baby positioning at birth may decrease the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and, therefore, can result in easier and safer deliveries for both mother and baby.
Dr. Robyn Amerman has advanced training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to treat children from birth through adulthood. Many ask “Why does a baby need an chiropractic adjustment?”
If there was any intrauterine constraint during the pregnancy the baby can get stuck in one position, potentially for many months. From birth they can have directional preferences in the neck or lower body, possibly due to shortened tissues during growth in utero. The birthing process is also very traumatic to the baby. Many studies have shown that approximately 90% of newborns have some type of birth trauma that can be seen as misalignments in the neck and cranium. This is very common in both vaginal and C-section deliveries.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore motion to the joints and muscles. By taking tension off from early on, this can help allow for optimal growth and development.
Chiropractic care can also be beneficial for toddlers and young children because 90% of spinal growth occurs in the first five years of life. Most young children take tons of falls and tumbles as they grow and when left untreated, can cause spinal issues.Older children — middle schoolers and teens — often come in with musculoskeletal complaints that resemble those of young adults, particularly if they are involved in athletics. We have seen a huge increase in postural issues that chiropractors describe as “text neck.” Children are spending much more time utilizing technology and are now frequently showing postural distortions, headaches, neck pain and sleeping issues.
Children involved in athletics commonly have injuries as well that should be addressed with chiropractic care early on to prevent more serious injuries.
Torticollis or head tilt
Abnormal head shape
Latching or breast feeding difficulties
Delayed developmental milestones
(holding up head, sitting upright, crawling)
Gas or constipation
Gastrointestinal stress (IBS, constipation, diarrhea)
Poor immune system function (common cold, ear infections, flu)
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