27Jun, 2018

How soon after having a baby can I see a chiropractor?

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How soon after having a baby can I see a chiropractor? There is nothing more exciting than growing your family and bringing new life into this world. Chiropractic care can play an important role in the way your body adapts to changes throughout your pregnancy.  Vaginal Delivery If you have an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you can be seen by your chiropractor as soon as you are comfortable enough to leave the house. If you have any concerns or are apprehensive to receive care, we will work with you to modify […]

21Feb, 2018

5 Stretches Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

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The benefits of stretching during pregnancy Stretching can help ease pregnancy aches and pains. It can also increase your range of motion, make you more flexible, and its a good way to relax and destress. You can stretch every day if you like. Use the following exercises and stretches for in the morning after you wake up or in the evening before you go to bed. Tips for safe stretching during pregnancy Move slowly and gently – your joints and ligaments are more relaxed when you are pregnant. Hold each stretch for […]

7Nov, 2016

Acupuncture for Infertility

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Infertility is a term that is used to describe a women in childbearing age who has not become pregnant after a year of trying to conceive, or a man who after a year of trying, has not been able to impregnate a woman. The term can also be used for a woman that is able to become pregnant but unable to carry the baby to full term. Some common causes of women infertility include: Uterine fibroids Blocked fallopian tubes Certain genetic conditions Uterine wall problems Absence of ovulation Irregular periods […]

18May, 2016

Is it safe to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

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The answer is Yes!  Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life and it should be a comfortable amazing experience. Your body is going through a lot of changes and chiropractic care is proven safe and effective for pregnant women. This blog will explain how Clayton Chiropractic Center can help you throughout your pregnancy and tips on having a happy, healthy pregnancy Top 8 pregnancy pains that bring women into our office Hip Pain Low Back Pain Sciatica Pain Pubic Symphysis Pain Headaches Neck Pain Round Ligament Pain Breech or […]

28Sep, 2015

Why Would My Baby Need to be Adjusted? -Babies and Chiropractic

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I often get strange looks when I talk to people about treating babies or talk to them about babies and chiropractic care. I know what they are thinking “Is it safe?” “Do they get adjusted the same way I do?” “Why would a baby need chiropractic care?” These are legitimate concerns that any parent would have and to start answering those questions we must start at the beginning. Lets start with the most obvious place being born! Being born is tough work, there are a lot of pressures and forces […]

13Aug, 2015

Is your child’s backpack weighing them down?

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Back to School Blog: Backpack Safety Is your child’s backpack weighing them down? With another school year approaching, students will once again be lugging around backpacks filled with heavy textbooks and endless amounts of school supplies. Here are some backpack safety tips to remember for a safe and healthy school year! Is it Too Heavy? This is a common problem students can face during their daily routine. Here are some warning signs your child’s backpack is too heavy. • Struggling to put on or take off their backpack • Pain, […]

3Nov, 2014

Nutrition for High School and College Athletes

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Nutrition for High School and College Athletes For many athletes, you spend all day at school before heading to practice for an evening of training. Improper eating throughout the day will make you prone to an “afternoon slump” even before practice has started. Eating right all day, especially on days you work out will help you maintain your energy throughout your practice and allow your body to properly repair after a long day.  Tips for a healthy breakfast Breakfast is hard for most people, so find a quick and easy […]

22Jun, 2014

Can I Run a Half-Marathon While Pregnant?

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If you have been a runner for years, the thought of not running for 9 months seems much harder than giving up alcohol. It is your stress reliever, your alone time, when you get your best ideas, and you excuse to eat an extra slice of pizza. Luckily, unless your OB tells you otherwise, most exercises you did before getting pregnant can be continued throughout pregnancy, including running. Now that you know you are allowed to run, should you sign up for that race? Most experts, including me, say to […]

pregnancy and back pain
18Oct, 2013

Pregnancy and Back Pain

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Pregnancy and back pain often go hand in hand. Each month as you grow can, your muscles are being over stretched, your center of gravity changes, and your body has more weight to carry. Luckily, here are tips that can help reduce your pain. Stretching Cat camel Repeat each direction 5 times.  Do this 2 times daily. Child’s pose Open your knees wide to fit you pregnant belly. Hold for 15 seconds or longer. Repeat daily. Pelvic tilts Stand you’re your back against the wall.  Make a space between your […]