At Atlas Family Chiropractic, we specialize in taking care of pregnant mothers for the number one complaint during pregnancy - low back pain. There are many structural changes and physiological changes during pregnancy and our moms find that being under our neurologically based chiropractic care before, during, and after pregnancy, helps them to be more comfortable. Scientific research has shown chiropractic care can reduce labor pains by up to 60%!
Pregnancy and birth, as a natural process, has the potential to be enhanced with specific scientific chiropractic care. It allows the mother and the child to adapt and function the natural way it was intended to do during this beautiful process.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both the mother and the baby in pregnancy and birth. In the mother, chiropractic care prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy and birth by creating a state of balance in pelvic bony structures, muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic care removes torsion of the ligaments that support the uterus, thus potentially reducing aberrant tension to the woman’s uterus. Chiropractic adjustments reduce interference to the mother’s vital nervous system, which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems and functions. By improving maternal function, we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention.
To the infant, chiropractic care reduces interference to the mother’s nervous system, allowing for better baby development. Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to the forming cranium, spine, and other skeletal structures. Chiropractic care offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth.
Dr Glen Johanson has over 20 years of experience and extensive post-graduate training in pediatrics and pregnant women. Dr. Glen’s knowledge and experience working with pregnant women and children allows for the highest quality care for your entire family.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Pathways To Family Wellness Articles | International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. Excellent, thoughtful content for pregnant moms ranging from vaccination to home-birth.
About Webster Technique | International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. Succinct information about the primary technique used to adjust pregnant moms.
BirthFIT | Lindsey Mathews, DCA. Brilliant resource for moms looking for pregnancy fitness advice.
Pacific Midwifery.= | Megan Bochum, LPM. Our amazing neighbors supply well-researched content for moms searching for home-birth solutions.
La Leche League International. Expansive information for moms about breastfeeding.
International Caesarean Awareness Network. The perfect resource for moms who have either had or are going to have a caesarean birth.
Birth & Baby Resource Network of the Central Coast. One of our favorite resources for all things kids and moms in San Luis Obispo County.
American Pregnancy Association. An excellent resource for conservative pregnancy information from ovulation calendars to discussion boards.
I had issues with my neck and could not turn my head to the left. I also had panic attacks which I had no idea chiropractic could help. Dr. Glen explained removing nerve interference would allow my body and brain to function better. Try it, listen to your body and it will let you know how it will be working for you. I now have full motion in my neck, and as a bonus it stopped my panic attacks.Mary
Dr. Glen’s chiro care should be a requirement for prevention of conditions. Getting regular adjustments has made a world of difference. First the headaches went away, then my back has gotten much better and I continue with treatments to prevent these headaches and pain. It feels better to have an adjustment rather than to take pain medication to cover the symptom but never address the cause. You can gain better results with adjustments.Tina T