As an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, CA, I have helped quite a few pregnant women find relief from their aches and pains as they go through their pregnancies. Recently, expectant mothers have expressed a desire to ensure proper spinal alignment in the hope that it will lower the risk of their child developing autism. The the causes of autism are varied and still being researched. However, there are ways in which upper cervical chiropractic care can help with overall health and wellbeing.
Autism prevents children from socializing properly. Those with autism have difficulty with processing sensory input and with interacting with their surroundings. According to research, genetics is one factor for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which can begin to develop during weeks 10 to 24 of a woman’s pregnancy. In addition to genetics, the environment also plays a big role, particularly with stress due to illness or toxins that the mother encounters during her pregnancy.
The stress that is mentioned here is not the typical kind of stress that someone experiences after a hard day at work. The pregnancy stress mentioned here is physical stress due to a severe illness or exposure to toxins that the woman’s body has to deal with during the pregnancy. If this stress is endured during the second or third trimester, it can affect the baby’s brain development.
For this reason, expectant mothers need to keep themselves healthy during pregnancy. Upper cervical chiropractic care can be one part of a mother’s care team for her pregnancy.
Any time the top two vertebrae move out of their correct positions, the brainstem endures unnecessary pressure. In turn, this affects the proper function of the central nervous system. As an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, I help my patients achieve improved function of their central nervous system through gentle and precise upper cervical adjustments. I use diagnostic imaging and other exam results to assess each patient’s situation and develop an individualized plan of care.
If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant and are curious about how upper cervical chiropractic can help your current health situation, you can schedule a complementary consultation by calling Advanced Spinal Care at (650) 595-0500 or by filling out the website’s contact form.