Balanced Care Chiropractic - New Mother / New Baby Care

2500 W. Higgins Rd. Suite #965
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Services in a nutshell

Prenatal, Pediatric and Adult care. Our Chiropractors are committed to helping families achieve their full potential. They are Webster-Certified, members of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and we are in-network with several health insurance companies. We take a “whole person” approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and our chiropractors will be able to help determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient’s individual needs.

More about us
Care for New Mommy
Postpartum chiropractic care is an often overlooked part of the recovery process after you have a baby. If you ask a chiropractor whether or not you should get adjusted, the answer will almost always be, “Yes! Of course!” In this case, I think it’s even more important to get adjusted after you have your baby than almost any other time.  Your body has gone through a lot of changes in last few months. In particular, a hormone called relaxin was in your system prior to delivery, allowing the ligaments to become more lax in order for you to have a successful delivery.  Following childbirth, that hormone will leave your system and your spine and pelvis will no longer be in good alignment. As the ligaments return to their normal elasticity, your pelvis will become less likely to return to its normal alignment. If you are out of alignment when the elasticity returns, you may find you will feel “crooked” or just “uneven.”

Seeing a chiropractor after c-section is still just as relevant to your recovery process. It’s not just the childbirth itself that causes the misalignment, but rather your posture while the baby grew and grew. You stood differently, sat differently, walked differently, and slept differently, especially during your third trimester. Your body was just different and your spine is feeling it.

Over the next few months, you’ll have sleepless nights and be reaching into the crib over and over again, putting more strain on your back muscles and your pelvis. If you jump back into exercise (especially running), you’ll notice that your body just doesn’t move like it did prior to pregnancy.

That’s where a proper spinal alignment and a guide to postpartum core exercises from your chiropractor can be so helpful.

Pediatric Care

Most people don’t think of getting chiropractic care for their newborn, but infancy and childhood are the most important time in a person’s life to receive chiropractic adjustments. Babies spines can become out of alignment when they are born. This is due to the birthing process itself, which can be quite traumatic for the baby. Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine, which can help with a variety of issues such as colic, sleep problems and digestion issues.  A well-functioning nervous system improves the ability of the body to function and develop optimally.

Our pediatric chiropractors specialize in infant and child chiropractic care. We use gentle techniques on infants, toddlers, children, and teens of all ages.

Here are some of the conditions that we work with:

    • ADD and ADHD
    • Bedwetting
    • Behavioral and attitude problems
    • Breastfeeding issues
    • Colic
    • Digestive issues
    • Ear infections
    • Neurological and sensory-motor conditions
    • Poor posture
    • Sleep problems
    • Torticollis
Our Team

Dr. Stephanie Pittenger

Dr. Stephanie opened Balanced Care Chiropractic in 2012. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2006 and has completed a variety of post graduate work including half of her lecture hours for her neurology diplomate. For pregnancy, she is certified in Webster Technique and is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). She is also board certified in physical therapy and uses exercises to help her patients regain strength after injury. She is a great educator and was an adjunct professor of biology at Aurora University, but more than that, she prides herself on teaching patients how to be healthy and stay healthy.

Dr. Stephanie is married and the proud mother of Phoenix, Zander and Bailey. She grew up in Streamwood, Illinois, and always knew she wanted to return to the area to be a caregiver to the community she grew up in.

Rudy, Licensed Massage Therapist

Rudy has been a massage therapist with us since 2015. He grew up in Schaumburg, has two kids, and enjoys watching and playing sports. He offers many types of massages: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point.


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