Dr Alorna Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL specializes in the care of pregnant women throughout all stages of their pregnancy. After graduating from chiropractic school, Dr Alorna pursued her love of treating pregnant patients by completing an additional 2 years of advanced training through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA). She began practicing chiropractic in a pregnancy and pediatrics based office in the northwestern suburbs and began working with pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, and doulas from all settings including a class offered at the local hospital. She continues the same connections here in the Aurora and Naperville area working with the area’s top health care providers and participating in classes at one of the city’s main hospitals. She sees patients at all stages of their pregnancy from preconception to delivery and after. Using up to date treatment techniques specially tailored to each pregnant patient, she eliminates common pains associated with pregnancy, restores proper balance of the pelvis and spine, and helps guide the patient through the pregnancy process. Her goal is to prepare the woman’s body for optimal conditions for labor and deliver which will make the birthing process quicker and easier. Her patients report faster delivery times and less complications. Below is a list of common problems seen throughout pregnancy that can be alleviated in our office:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Shoulder or Arm pain
- Leg, Knee or Foot pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Numbness and Tingling
Breech or Transverse Lie and the Webster Technique
Dr Alorna is one of the few chiropractics in the Aurora and Naperville areas of Illinois that specializes in the Webster Technique. The Webster technique is a proven method to return babies in the transverse or breech position to the normal vertex delivery position. This is accomplished by working with the bones of the pelvis and nervous system, the conduit of intelligence between your brain and body. Doctors of Chiropractic work to correct subluxations (misalignments) of the individual spinal bones. When subluxated, these bones put pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal nerves causing malfunction in any part of the body and imbalance in surrounding muscles and ligaments.
Sacral subluxation causes the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments producing uterine constraint. It is often these tense muscles and ligaments and their constraining effect on the uterus which prevents the baby from comfortably assuming the vertex position. The Webster Technique is defined as a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system, facilitates balance in the pelvic and abdominal muscles and ligaments, which in turn reduces constraint to the woman’s uterus allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
Any position of the baby other than vertex may indicate the presence of sacral subluxation and therefore result in intrauterine constraint. It is strongly recommended that this specific analysis and adjustment of the sacrum be used throughout pregnancy, to detect imbalance and prevent intrauterine constraint.
Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, discovered this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function for pregnant mothers. In expectant mothers presenting breech, there has been high reported success rate of the baby turning to the normal vertex position. Because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions, pregnant mothers should have their spines checked regularly throughout pregnancy, allowing for safer, easier deliveries and optimized health benefits for both the mother and baby.