Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

It is important to care for pregnant women’s health throughout their pregnancy. Chiropractic care can be an effective way to do that because it improves bodily functioning and keeps the body in alignment.

Prenatal Care

Webster Technique

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 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.

Pubic Symphysis Pain

The acute or chronic groin pain that comes from inflammation of the joint between the two halves of your pelvis-the pubic symphysis.

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 and most of them are the same as those in other adults. It may be hard for people who have certain conditions like high blood pressure or glaucoma to get treatment from a chiropractor. Chiropractors also recommend against the use of these therapies if there is a history of heart problems or stroke in the family.

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 examination of your spine, extremities, and joints. Depending on the examination, laboratory 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 integrated treatments for achieving the wellness and healing you're seeking. If you're looking for an alternative to surgery or invasive treatments, we'll show you how we can create a tailor-made plan to help your body heal itself.

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