Women's Health

+ Pregnancy

 

Our office specializes in women’s health and has the training and experience to deal with a variety of women’s health problems. Our doctors have extra education in pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal care and are involved in non-profit organizations to further women’s and pregnancy health awareness.

Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center offers complete women’s health care with a natural and conservative approach. We combine chiropractic care, herbal medicine and homeopathy with advanced lab testing to deliver customized and effective treatment. Our doctors have advanced training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of many women’s health issues including PMS, thyroid dysfunction, depression and infertility. With our conservative hands-on approach to health care we also help women navigate the twists and turns of pregnancy and postpartum.

Hormonal Balance

Hormonal balance can be a challenge for women of any age, whether it is difficulty getting pregnantmenopausal symptoms, or PMS. When this carefully timed balancing act is upset it can result in irregular or painful menses. There are many causes for hormone imbalance including neurotransmitter or nutritional deficienciesthyroid dysfunction, stress and other psychological factors. Our clinic is uniquely suited to managing all of these conditions and ensuring you get comprehensive care.

Pregnancy

Many women experience a variety of health conditions during pregnancy beyond back pain. Many of these pains can be caused by compensation as the woman adjusts her posture, gait and even breathing to accommodate the growing baby. There are also hormonal changes along the way that affect the integrity of the joints. Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you should live with pain. In addition to musculoskeletal problems, our doctors are qualified to evaluate, treat and/or co-manage common conditions in pregnancy like hypertension, pre-/eclampsia, diabetes and anemia. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible by using the safest and most effective conservative treatments for your pregnancy.

Postpartum care

After the baby arrives, the two most common issues our office assists with are difficulty breastfeedingand dealing with postpartum depression. Breast-feeding requires both mother and infant cooperate to get successful and efficient feeding. Our doctors are trained to help whether your infant has mechanical issues associated failure-to-thrive and difficulties breast-feeding; more serious medical problems involved in their health; or if dietary changes may improve feeding and weight gain. Literature suggests that mothers of babies with difficulty eating and sleeping have an increased risk for experiencing postpartum depression. Studies also show 20% of women have some level of depression after delivery. There are several conservative management therapies that are effective for postpartum depression and our office has strong support networks with excellent practitioners for co-management.

Our practice is also very involved in these organizations promoting women’s health:

Bay Area Birth Information (BABI)

BABI provides education, support and resources along with promoting awareness of evidence-based care and options in order to reduce unnecessary birth interventions, improve breastfeeding success rates, and encourage secure bonding between parents and their children.