Dr Alorna Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL specializes in the care of pregnant women throughout their pregnancy. After graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic, 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 ultimate goal is to prepare the body for optimal conditions for labor and delivery which will make the birthing process quicker and easier. During the pregnancy, Dr. Alorna will answer any questions the patient might have about their continuously changing body. She also offers lifestyle and nutritional recommendations along the way to make you have a healthy and comfortable experience.
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 Tinglin
Breech or Transverse Lie and the Webster Technique
Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body's ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the 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 a 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, the 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 a 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 optimize health benefits for both the mother and baby.
Hear from some of our satisfied clients!
This is a long overdue review, but cannot recommend Alorna Dolan enough for how great she was with my prenatal sciatic nerve pain! I hadn’t ever been to the chiropractor before and was skeptical, but when I started having bad sciatic nerve pain late in my pregnancy, I was desperate to try anything. Alorna was truly one of the best medical professionals I’ve ever been to. She explained everything in a way that was easy to understand and we made a plan for a few adjustment sessions to fix my sciatic nerve pain. I had a total of 3 adjustments within a span of a week. After the 2nd session, I was at about an 85% and after the 3rd I was completely free of pain! I couldn’t believe it. One of the things that made me feel even more trusting of her was that she wasn’t trying to sell me to come for regular sessions, she just wanted to help me fix what was out of alignment and causing my sciatic nerve pain. She is a phenomenal chiropractor and I highly recommend her, especially for pregnancy care! - Caitlyn Karl 5 Stars
I had my first visit this year and absolutely love this office! Dr. Alorna really listened to my concerns and helped relieve my back discomfort right away. She is especially knowledgeable with prenatal chiropractic care & has been so helpful throughout my pregnancy. My husband also sees Dr. Collin and is very happy as well. I would recommend this office to anyone! - Beth Zaun 5 Stars
I went there during pregnancy, and Dr. Alorna was awesome! - Angela Anthony 5 Stars
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