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Pregnancy & Pediatric Chiropractic
at Synergy Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Specializing in Care for Moms & Babies

Dr Will adjusting girls neckHere at Synergy Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we treat all walks of life with chiropractic care, however we put an emphasis on pregnancy and pediatric care. We want the next generation of children to have a vision of health and wellness that is way beyond what we currently have.

We understand that the health of a pregnant woman is vitally important because the care we offer affects both the mother and child. Proper nervous system and spinal function is crucial to the development of your baby and essential to the well-being and comfort of the mother. The effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are so effective and extend way beyond treating pain.

By ensuring that the pelvis and spine are in proper alignment and motion, chiropractic care helps to ensure that the developing baby has plenty of room to grow within the womb. By maintaining this proper alignment and motion throughout pregnancy, chiropractic care can also improve the ability of the expecting mother to have a safe and natural birth process.

As children continue to grow their spines undergo many forms of trauma as they learn to walk and crawl, play, and become active in sports. Many of these things may result in subluxations, which can easily be detected and removed by a doctor of chiropractic.

The modern birth process is often one of the most traumatic events that a person will endure in their life. Unfortunately today, many health care providers choose to look at pregnancy as a “medical condition” rather than a safe and natural process that it is. A woman’s body is designed for the birth process, and difficulties typically only arise if the mother is functioning at less than 100%. There are many factors that can cause birth trauma, including: long or very short labor, false labor, the use of drugs to increase contraction intensity, failure of the mother’s cervix to dilate, the use of vacuum extraction or forceps, cesarean sections because of lack of progress, cord around the baby’s neck, fetal distress, or incorrect positioning in the uterus (during pregnancy) or the birth canal.

Due to the unfortunate problems caused by increased C-section rates, poor infant health and higher mortality rates, Dr. Will feels that it is extremely important to have your child checked for subluxations as soon as possible after birth. Subluxation is a misalignment or lack of motion within the spine that results in stress and ill health in the body. The birth process is a very common cause of subluxation, especially a birth process that resulted in many interventions. Chiropractors are the only ones trained to detect and remove these subluxations, and doing so will help to ensure that ill health does not follow for your newborn.

The effects of birth trauma will cause nerve dysfunction that may result in health conditions such as:

  • Breathing weakness
  • Irritability
  • Frequent spitting up
  • Colic

  • Difficulty feeding/attaching
  • Sleeping problems
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral problems

  • Hyperactivity
  • Learning disabilities
  • Stomach & colon irritability

little baby holding parents finger

Safe and Gentle Care

Ideally, your newborn should be checked and adjusted as soon as possible after birth to help alleviate spinal problems and nerve distress that can lead to the conditions listed above. It is important to acknowledge that 65% of neurological development (i.e. development of the brain and nervous system) occurs in your child’s first year. Please ensure that your baby has every opportunity to maximize their nerve function during their early development.

It’s also important to understand that chiropractic adjustments for children differ significantly from those performed on adults. Light fingertip pressure is used. Think of how much pressure you can place on your eyeball or a tomato and that is the amount of pressure applied on a newborn.

Other Conditions We Help

Read more about how chiropractic care can help with the following conditions below:

Get Started Today

If you feel you or your child may have any signs of subluxation, please contact us to find out what you can do about it. Remember, prevention is the best medicine and it’s better to start right away so your child can grow and function 100% and truly be well.


Pregnancy & Pediatric Chiropractic Greenville, Appleton and Hortonville WI | (920) 757-6440