During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes significant changes, second only to the first year of life. Musculoskeletal health is crucial during this period, as it is essential to maintain good mobility and balance.
Low back pain is a common issue, affecting 50-70% of pregnant women. However, studies have shown that those receiving chiropractic care experience less pain and have shorter labor times by up to 31%. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments can relax the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy. Finding the right exercise routine during pregnancy is important to support the overall pregnancy, delivery, and recovery process.
Labor is a demanding physical activity, and our goal is to help prepare you to handle it effectively.
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Postpartum recovery is a crucial time for women, yet many are advised to simply rest for six weeks and resume their daily routine. While rest is necessary, it should not be the only recovery method before returning to everyday activities. Often, new mothers are left with lingering aches and pains and have not fully recovered. Therefore, it is important to prioritize regaining pelvic floor health during this period. Our goal is to guide you through a gradual recovery process that will help you become pain-free and functioning well again.
Chiropractic care for infants and children can have numerous benefits. Dr. Nate Skare has completed specialized training through the Prague School of Rehabilitation in their Pediatric Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) course. DNS is based on developmental kinesiology and can help ensure proper development in children by evaluating reflexes, movements, and stabilization patterns. In addition, the evaluation of spinal joint restrictions and gentle adjustments, if needed, can help address any potential issues and promote optimal health and function in children.
"Dr. Skare helped me a lot throughout my pregnancy before and after. I always leave Skare Spine and Performance pain free. Great chiropractor in Rochester!"
Sidney S., Chatfield, MN
You may feel that aches and pains related to aging are normal in life, but you don't have to live with them. Different conditions we experience with aging are spinal stenosis, arthritis and degenerative joint disease, hip and knee pain, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Most of these conditions are related to arthritis. However, just because you have it doesn't mean it will cause pain. Getting the joints moving well and creating strength in the proper muscles can benefit and improve your quality of life.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis and develops during adolescence. While the cause of it is usually unknown, once diagnosed, aggressive therapy can help slow the curve and even help correct it.
Therapy at Skare Spine and Performance consists of specific manipulation and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization to help coordinate and strengthen spinal and back muscles. Adolescents may also be referred for a brace to help slow the curve's progression. Early detection is important in scoliosis. Spinal curvatures can progress with just "waiting and seeing."