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Dr. John G. Vilkelis, Chiropractor - The Healing Directory
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Dr. John G. Vilkelis, Chiropractor Dr. John G. Vilkelis, Chiropractor
200 West 57th Street, Suite 1202 New York, NY 10019 Map
(212) 582-9704

Chiropractic if you're pregnant? Absolutely!! Keeping your spine free from the vertebral subluxation complex is one of the best things you can do if you're pregnant. If there's one group of people who need chiropractic spinal checkups more than any other, it's pregnant women.

Drugless Health Care:
Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy is a drugless health care system. Prescription or over-the-counter drugs can harm the growing fetus. Almost all types of drugs and medications have been linked to fetal damage or malformations. Some common substances which can damage the mother and fetus are antibiotics (including tetracycline), aspirin, ibuprofen, tylenol, alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and cocaine. There is no such thing as a safe drug!

Webster Breech Technique:
This method of correcting breech presentations in which the baby isn't positions properly for birth is one of the latest developments in chiropractic prenatal care. Developed by the late Dr. Larry Webster, chiropractors are able to release stress on the pregnant woman's pelvis and cause relaxation to the uterus so the baby will turn naturally. Called the Webster Breech technique, Dr. Webster stated that it is "up to 94% successful in turning babies in utero so that they can be delivered easily."
Common Questions & Answers Regarding Chiropractic & Pregnancy

Is chiropractic care safe in pregnancy?
Very safe and very sensible for both mother and baby. Chiropractic techniques are gentle and non-invasive.

Is it difficult to receive a chiropractic adjustment when pregnant?
No, in fact it is very easy. Dr. Vilkelis is trained in adjusting the spines of pregnant women. Dr. Vilkelis’ chiropractic adjusting table is designed so that a full term pregnant woman can lie face down on the table with absolutely no stress to the abdomen or baby.

Can back pain be helped with chiropractic?
Yes. Many pregnant women experience back pain as a result of the body changes they experience while pregnant. Chiropractic spinal adjustments can help the body to be better able to heal many types of pain as well as many other health problems.
Do I have to have a problem in pregnancy to see a chiropractor?
No. It is a good idea to see a chiropractor to ensure the proper alignment of your pelvis while pregnant so you are most likely to have a smooth pregnancy and delivery. Chiropractic should be used as preventive maintenance. Periodic spinal checkups during pregnancy should be as common as periodic weight checkups.

Can my baby receive chiropractic care?
Infants a few hours old have been given spinal checkups and adjustments (if needed). All children should be checked for spinal misalignments or subluxations after birth. Birth can be traumatic for the child. Up to 15% of children have a subluxation of the upper cervical spine at birth. Left unchecked this could leave the child with a predisposition to headaches or migraines, allergies and neck pain. To learn more about chiropractic and children please visit our website at:

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