Postpartum Chiropractic Care
Labor and delivery can be very hard on the body, for both mom and baby. The post-birth healing process can be a rewarding, yet difficult journey for new moms. Chiropractic care is an effective way help the mom and baby duo adjust to post-delivery life by assisting the body in it’s natural ability to heal itself.
The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved. This in turn balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reduces torsion to the uterus. This may offer a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning. Current research is revealing the benefits of receiving the Webster technique throughout pregnancy to minimize the possibilities of pelvic distortions.
Lower Back Pain
Low back pain during pregnancy is caused by increased stress on the lumbar spine by an anterior shift in the center of gravity. Increase mobility and reduce pain using healing adjustments and exercises.
Pelvic Pain and Pubis Dysfunction
One problem that many pregnant women complain about is pubic pain. Yet doctors often dismiss this pain as either “inconsequential,” “unfixable,” or “just one of those pregnancy discomforts that have to be endured.”Yet none of this is true. Pubic pain in pregnancy is certainly not “inconsequential”; it can also be very difficult to deal with. Although many do not know what causes it or how to fix it, many women are able to get improvement or relief with chiropractic treatment. It is not something that you “just have to live with.”
Round Ligament Pain
Round Ligament Pain is common in pregnancy and can cause extreme discomfort due to the ligaments in the pelvis stretching. It may also be caused by a uterus that’s tilted, which puts pressure on the ligaments.
Sciatic Nerve Pain
Some studies suggest the baby’s growth contributes to uterine pressure on supporting vasculature or direct compression of the sciatic nerve, which results in low back pain with radiation into the legs.
Specific techniques enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments.
This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning. The technique is known as the Webster Technique.
Most birth practitioners are not concerned with breech presentations until a patient is 32 weeks along.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported in the July/August 2002 issue an 82% success rate of babies turning vertex when doctors of chiropractic used the Webster Technique.
Further, the results from the study suggest it may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique, as soon as the 8th month of pregnancy, when a woman has a breech presentation.
Shoulder and Neck Pain
This complex center of nerves fees every part of your arms from the shoulder through your fingertips. If it becomes injured, pinching pain, numbness, weakness and other sensations may clue you into the fact that misalignment has taken place. Chiropractic care, along with massage, myofascial therapy and other forms of therapy can relieve the nerves of their stress.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
There are few risks associated with chiropractic care during pregnancy. There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. All chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant. Dr. Andrea Moses has taken a specific interest in prenatal and postnatal care and has years of additional training.
What Can I Expect From My Prenatal Chiropractor?
A prenatal chiropractor can help expectant mothers by providing advice on nutrition, exercise, and stress management. They may also offer some hands-on care – like massage or stretching exercises. They can also offer support through the birth experience by providing information on labor techniques, pain management, and postpartum recovery.
Can all chiropractors treat pregnant woman?
Yes, all chiropractors can treat pregnant women, however, there are those who specialize primarily in prenatal care. Always ask if they specialize in this area of chiropractic, or get a referral to a specialist from your doctor.
What to Expect From Your Visit
Similar to other medical procedures, your initial consultation will consist of subjective and objective assessments. You can expect to complete paperwork asking for personal information and known medical history. The goal is to establish the most accurate diagnosis possible before formulating a treatment plan.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Andrea Moses will conduct an examination to determine what type of care would be best for you. You can expect a thorough history and examination of your spine and pelvis. Depending on the examination, additional testing or imaging may be ordered and evaluated before the treatment begins.
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Our office is currently accepting new patients. We're here to help you explore treatments for achieving the wellness and healing you're seeking. We'll show you how we can create a tailor-made plan to help your body heal itself.
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