Pregnancy & Pediatric Care


Pregnant woman with back pain in Charlotte

Dr. Gallagher has taken many post-graduate education seminars involving the treatment of children and pregnant women.

Dr. Gallagher states "Chiropractic is a good fit for pregnant women for two reasons. First, most of the problems they have are due to the biomechanical or structural changes that occur in the woman's body as the baby develops. These forces impose a great deal of stress on the lumbar spine and pelvis leading to lower back pain and sciatica. Secondly, the pregnant woman often may not want to take medications. Together, this makes chiropractic a perfect fit for the pregnant woman."

Postpartum Back Pain

Additionally, according to, “Nearly 50% of women in the first few months will suffer from lower backaches after delivering a baby.  

Furthermore, some forms of postpartum back pain strike the new mother long after her delivery.  Indeed, a good number of new moms report suffering from postpartum back pain one year after pregnancy and lower back pain 6 months after pregnancy.

Postpartum back pain also can be attributed to the rapid weight gain that tends to come as part and postural changes that happen during pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief, the act of childbirth alone does not erase every pound gained during pregnancy; and the additional weight that remains can exert pressure on the back. Many women come to accept postpartum back pain as a standard, even expected part of the maternal experience.   Yet the good news is that your postpartum back pain can be eased, alleviated or completely resolved; and in far less time than you think.

Today, postpartum back pain can be eased and cured naturally through learning how to properly strengthen your core, improve your posture, chiropractic, massage, and other natural remedies.  To truly get rid of postpartum back pain it’s imperative to properly strengthen the necessary areas of your body, specifically your core (including your pelvic floor, abdominals, deep muscles of your spine, mid back), and correcting alignment.

Why Your Baby Needs Chiropractic Care

Baby getting an Admustment at Gallagher Chiropractic in Charlotte

Giving birth can be a joyous, memorable occasion for expectant parents. It can also be a difficult and traumatic process. Many newborn babies suffer minor injuries during labor and delivery, with a significant number of these being caused simply by the birthing process. 

An estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is applied to a baby’s neck during “normal” delivery! Even the safest of births can potentially lead to misalignments of the baby’s spine. The expertise of your chiropractor is in checking the baby’s spine for these misalignments that impair nervous system function therefore affecting overall body function.

Adjusting your baby’s spine will be very different from your own adjustment; it is very gentle with only light pressure applied. Just like an adult adjustment, it is very safe but should be performed by a chiropractor with experience in pediatric chiropractic care, such as Dr. Gallagher, at Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Charlotte, NC.

As your baby ages, scientific studies evaluating the effects of chiropractic care on children have indicated some very positive findings. A Study in Denmark shows encouraging evidence that infants with colic are helped by chiropractic care, even when more traditional treatments fail. Of 316 babies treated by 73 chiropractors in 50 different clinics, improvement was reported in more than 90% of these children. Children with allergies and asthma often show significant improvement under chiropractic care. 

"I am pregnant with twins and have been seeing Dr. Gallagher since I was 3 months along. Throughout my entire pregnancy I haven't felt ANY back pain or the other pains that most pregnant woman experience. He listens to how I feel and my needs and we meet weekly to keep my back and hips aligned in order to have a healthy pregnancy. Dr. Gallagher and staff are so great to always work with me and my schedule. I look forward to continuing seeing him after the birth of the babies to ensure my spine and pelvis are in prime position! I would recommend this practice to ANYONE, pregnant or not." ~ Alexis H.

Relieving Back Pain Starts Here

Healing starts with identifying your specific needs. To learn more about conditions we treat with a chiropractor, call (704) 542-6500 or CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment with our Charlotte Chiropractor, Dr. Richard Gallagher.

Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness Center is located at 7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy #101, Charlotte, NC  28277.


We look forward to servicing and working with you for improved health and wellness.


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