Women, Children,
& Chiropractic

How we can help

Chiropractic is designed to allow your body to heal itself from inside out to become a better, stronger, healthier, higher functioning person.  Chiropractic incorporates nutrition, stress management, healthy lifestyle habits, and reduction of nervous system interference in the form of spinal misalignment and cortical weakness. More and more often parents bring their children to a pediatric chiropractor not because anything is wrong, but to ensure proper growth and developemental milestones occur at appropriate ages.  Women of all ages seek care to improve immunity, manage stress related conditions like tension headaches and anxiety, attain relief of pregnancy related aches and pains and concerns regarding birth positions, and improve overall quality of life.

For more information about how chiropractic can help improve your health or the health of a woman or child you know, please visit: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Pathways Magazine

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Chiropractic Care is Effective at Treating the Following Conditions that Effect Women & Children

  • Infertility
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Breech Birth Position
  • Failure to Progress During Labor
  • Breastfeeding Difficulties
  • Developmental Delays
  • Colic
  • GERD, Constipation, and other GI Tract Issues
  • Poor Sleep Cycles
  • Chronic Viral Infections/Ear Infections
  • Growing Pains
  • Scoliosis
  • PMS Symptoms
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Weight Loss
  • Chronic Migraines/Stress Disorders
  • Osteoporosis, Arthritis, & Degenerative Joint Diseases

How Does Chiropractic Care Help the Following?

Infertility is a diagnosis made by a healthcare professional when a couple has had one year of unprotected, well timed intercourse, or the woman has suffered multiple miscarriages and the woman is under the age of 35. If the woman is over age 35, it is diagnosed after 6 months of unprotected, well timed intercourse. More often than not, there is no justifiable reason for why a couple cannot conceive or carry a child to term. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural approach to enhancing the body’s ability to function properly. This is accomplished through enhancing the function of the nervous system. In many cases, fertility issues may be associated with improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, high stress and poor lifestyle habits.Chiropractic adjustments aim to reduce nervous system interference and allow the nerves that innervate the reproductive organs to function to the fullest extent possible. Chiropractors are nervous system specialists and reducing interference is the primary goal. Dr. Kristina is a proud member of the ICPA and has completed extensive post-graduate course work in the subjects of infertility and pregnancy. Additionally, Dr. Kristina is a member of the American Pregnancy Association and promotes pregnancy wellness.
Many years ago, excited soon to be new parents made their way to the hospital for the impending birth of their first born child. The mother’s labor was long, and she received 5 epidural injections to ease the intense pain. After 27 hours of labor, the doctors, nurses, and parents agreed that a cesarian section would be best as the labor had not progressed and the baby’s vitals were beginning to deteroiate. The procedure was quick and without complication but the baby, an 8lb 3oz, 21 inch long, chubby-faced little girl was immediately placed in the NICU with respiratory problems. The once excited new parents were now filled with fear as doctors explained their daughter could not breathe on her own and they watched her lie in an incubator with tubes and wires attached to her tiny body. The father was determined to do whatever possible to help his daughter, entered the NICU where he quickly and discretely performed a chiropractic adjustment on his youngest patient, his 4 hour old baby girl. Within minutes, the baby’s vital signs improved and it was not long after that powerful first adjustment that Dr. Tim Skraitz and his wife, Vicki, were finally able to hold their child, now known as Dr. Kristina, in their arms. Chiropractors offer care to patients to improve their neurologic function. In a growing and developing child decreased neurologic function may not manifest in the same way it would an adult- a baby is not going to complain of headaches or back pain. Impaired neurologic function in a child will manifest in conditions like colic, decreased sleep cycles, GERD, chronic ear infections, constipation, nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting), and asthma just to name a few. Children typically respond quickly to chiropractic adjustments and parents will continue with care long after initial symptoms resolve to ensure the child functions at his/her highest level. Additionally, many parents bring their children in for well-child check-ups like they would with a pediatrician. A healthy nervous system is vital to promote a healthy immune system- just another reason why kids under chiropractic care require less antibiotics and other medications and miss less school than those children not under chiropractic care. Dr. Kristina is a proud member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. For more information on chiropractic care for children, please visit www.icpa4kids.org.
It is crucial for pregnant women to have optimal health as her health and well-being directly impacts the development and health of her unborn child. It is estimated that as many as 69% of women report having low back pain that interferes with their quality of life at some point during their pregnancy. At Skraitz Chiropractic, our staff is committed to providing same day appointments to relieve your pain, restore neuro-biomechanical balance, and improve your quality of life. We offer same day appointments for both new and existing patients so you can begin to feel and function better as soon as possible. Dr. Kristina Skraitz specializes in chiropractic for maternal health and is committed to providing her patients with the best maternal chiropractic care in the Pittsburgh region.
It’s common knowledge that women put everyone else’s needs above their own. But a woman’s health should never be a last priority! At Skraitz Chiropractic we take great pride in providing outstanding healthcare for females of all ages. Whether its a female issue like growing pains, hormonal changes, menstrual cramps/PMS, stress induced migraine headaches, weight loss, altered sleep cycles, menopause symptoms, or concerns about osteoporosis and/or degenerative joint diseases, Dr. Kristina provides chiropratic care for every stage of the female life cycle.