Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through endocrinological and physiological changes to create an environment for the developing baby. A pregnant woman may experience pelvic and postural changes and an increased back curve. The baby may have trouble getting into the best position for delivery if the pelvis is misaligned. That’s why it is so important for woman to seek chiropractic treatment during pregnancy. Our team here at 360 Degree Chiropractic are here to help your body stay in the best condition for you and your growing baby.
What Happens to the Body During Pregnancy
As the baby grows in the womb, the weight puts pressure on several areas of the body. Additionally, the ligaments relax more, making it possible for the baby to move through the birth canal. This leads to a more curved spine, pelvic changes, and uneven weight distribution. These are some of the biggest reasons for back pain, neck pain, and injuries during pregnancy. There is also the possibility of long deliveries and breech birth.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Our family chiropractor is skilled in carrying out treatments specifically designed to help maintain the health and wellness of the spine, discs, nerves, and joints. Our treatments can help relieve lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and other conditions that may occur from pregnancy. One of the main techniques we utilize is the Webster technique. This technique works to reduce the effects of subluxation and improve function in the pelvic region.
If the baby is in a breech position, we will work with you using the Webster technique to get the baby into an optimal fetal positioning. When properly adjusted it allows for better function of both the nervous and the muscular area around the pelvis. Prenatal chiropractic care can also help control nausea, improve quality of sleep, and maintain an overall comfortable pregnancy.
Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care Safe?
Prenatal chiropractic care is safe for most pregnant women. However, you should always check with your OB to see if it’s right for you and your child.
We provide the Torque Release Technique as a way to help our pregnant patients with pain and muscle tension. TRT is gentle and non-invasive, making it one of the safest techniques for pregnancy and children. The Torque Release Technique is a very targeted approach that focuses on the nervous system and provides spinal manipulation without the “cracks” and “pops” associated with chiropractor visits.
Contact Us Today
We can determine the best schedule for your chiropractic care according to your specific needs. Our team at 360 Degree Chiropractic provides expert prenatal and family chiropractor services. If you are pregnant or have a little one, schedule an appointment with our team at the Crestwood location. Our goal is to help all of our patients receive optimal comfort and spinal health at any stage of life.