2012-09-28 / Health & Medical

Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic keep their patients well adjusted

For more than five years Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic at 1231 Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth has been helping local residents stay well adjusted.The chiropractic office, owned and operated by Janel Voelker, offers chiropractic care to people of all ages from young babies in to old age. “We are a full wellness center offering a variety of services to achieve optimal health,” Voelker said. “We offer chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and life & professional coaching.”

Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic is staffed with professionals trained in each of these specialized areas of healthcare.“We all work together to make sure our patients are getting the highest quality care,” she said. While Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic sees patients of all ages, Dr. Voelker specializes in pediatric and pregnancy care. In fact, Dr. Voelker is one of only three chiropractors in the state to earn her certification in pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association. “Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps the mom to be more comfortable during her pregnancy. It also ensures the pelvis is in its optimal alignment for the baby to move into its proper position before birth, thereby often allowing for an easier and quicker labor.”

Such was the case on Wednesday, Sept. 12 when Dr. Voelker visited a local mother who just given birth to a son. Dr. Voelker had been treating the woman for the past 15 weeks to keep her comfortable and healthy during the pregnancy. “The mother originally came in with low back discomfort. She continued care throughout the duration of her pregnancy as she liked the benefits that she saw and asked me to come check her post partum,” said Dr. Voelker, who also treated the baby, then 12 hours old. “The birth process is extremely stressful on the newborn spine. This particular infant had also swallowed some meconium which the adjustment helped him to expel”. Chiropractic care in young children, Dr. Voelker said, can also help with colic, reflux, constipation, ear infections, chronic colds or illness, speech, mobility, bed wetting, and overall immune and nervous system functioning. It can also help individuals with asthma, allergies, ADD, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. In adults, chiropractic care can help with difficulty conceiving, malpositioned babies, irritable bowels, heartburn, headaches, as well as vertigo and unsteadiness and overall bodily pain, among other common ailments.

“The main part of the body we work with is the nervous system. The nervous system controls everything in the body. If the spine gets out of alignment can irritate the nervous system. It is our job to line everything up so the nervous system is operating at its optimal level, thereby allowing the body to operate optimally, so we feel our best and we function our best,” said Dr. Voelker.Those who are not familiar with chiropractic care should not be afraid, but rather embrace it as it is a way to bring the body back to its natural state. Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic offers complimentary consultations to new patients. They are open Monday through Saturday. For more information call 799-9355 or visit coastalwellnesschiro.com.

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