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Prenatal Chiropractor

Prenatal Chiropractor

Prenatal Chiropractic Treatment At A Glance

Being pregnant is a wonderful time in your life. This is when many people will tell you that you are glowing and radiant. However, you might not feel this way. Pregnancy can take a toll on the body in a variety of ways. While you are carrying around more weight in the front of your body than normal, it is common to have a different stance than you once had. This can lead to poor posture, leading to a host of other issues. Because of that, pregnant women should seek the assistance of a Prenatal Chiropractor whenever possible. It only takes a few short visits to ensure that your neck and spine have been cared for, most of the time.

This alignment can also affect other parts of your body, such as your hips and knees. As you become misaligned, it will carry throughout your body, causing misalignment from the top of the head to the bottom of your feet. Getting your alignment back in order will alleviate the pressure that might’ve been built from this crooked stance. 

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Prenatal Chiropractor Benefits

Thinking about finding a prenatal chiropractor? Low back pain, stiff shoulders, and a weak pelvic floor. Does this sound familiar? The symptoms you’re experiencing may be shrugged off as “simply part of being pregnant,” but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them indefinitely.

Pregnancy pain relief options include Tylenol, exercise, and massage, but what about a trip to the chiropractor? Chiropractic care is known for treating back and neck pain. But can it be used to alleviate discomfort during pregnancy? Simply put, yes!

What is the Difference Between Prenatal and Regular Chiropractic?

A prenatal chiropractor uses the same techniques as a typical chiropractor but has additional training and information about the pregnant body and the many symptoms of pregnancy-related discomfort. Additionally, prenatal chiropractic focuses more on the pelvis. This helps with pelvic alignment (which can aid in labor and vaginal birth). It also helps ensure that there is enough room for the baby as they develop and invert during the third trimester of pregnancy.

The delicate touch of prenatal chiropractors is safe for both mother and child. After all, we specialize in treating pregnant women. Furthermore,  we have been taught how to alter our approaches so that they are still safe and comfortable for the entire pregnancy. Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can ensure that your body, throughout the changes, stays in alignment. This will help not only your neck and back but your joints as well.  

Other benefits of prenatal chiropractor include

  • Nausea control
  • Relief from Body Aches and Pains
  • Reduction of Labor and Delivery Times
  • More

Control of nausea and vomiting

The frequent symptom of pregnancy, nausea, can be alleviated by looking into treatment options for pregnant women experiencing nausea. In light of the fact that pregnancy-related nausea can linger for months, more and more women are turning to chiropractic therapy as a drug-free and safe treatment option.

Anxiety and pain in the body are alleviated.

Pregnant women who experience joint, back or neck pain can benefit from chiropractic adjustments. Fetuses change their center of gravity over time, which can lead to issues with posture. Pregnant women may not be able to maintain their normal balance, necessitating chiropractic treatments to restore it.

Labor and delivery times are reduced as a result.

A prenatal chiropractor can assist pregnant women in easing the pain and discomfort of labor and childbirth. You should expect less discomfort and faster childbirth when you get regular chiropractic adjustments while pregnant. First-time or fourth-time moms alike can benefit from prenatal chiropractic care, regardless of how many times they’ve given birth.

Most women undergo a wide range of physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy. Prenatal chiropractic care can be extremely important at this time to ensure that the procedure goes as smoothly as possible. Prenatal chiropractors can help alleviate some of the tension that accompanies these changes by administering particular treatments.

Expectations for Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

When it comes to getting a spinal or pelvic adjustment while pregnant, you’re probably wondering how you’re expected to lie face-down if you have a large pregnant tummy in the way. Not to worry, if you’ve been to a chiropractor previously, your prenatal treatment will probably simply be a little bit different than your normal adjustments.

Start by laying face-down on the table, if that’s possible. Your chiropractor can lift different body parts away from the table using distinct sections of the table that can be raised and lowered independently. Your belly can be supported off the table while the table firmly supports your head, shoulders, hips, and legs with the help of a customized pillow.

An adjustment by a prenatal chiropractor will focus on aligning your pelvis and addressing any other areas of discomfort or tension you may be experiencing. We will take into account the various pressure points that could cause discomfort. Working with pregnant patients is something that we completely enjoy and are proud to offer. Our patients see a difference in their aches and pains throughout their pregnancy. We adjust our treatment plans according to the needs of the pregnant patient. These plans are fluid and will change throughout the pregnancy.  

Is prenatal chiropractic care necessary?

If you’re interested in prenatal chiropractic care, you can begin treatment at any time during your pregnancy. It’s never too late to start this treatment, even if you’re just learning about it in your second or third trimester. In an ideal world, women should receive chiropractic care before they become pregnant. Having a strong pelvic floor and back before becoming pregnant is the best thing you can do to help minimize any difficulties or pain you experience while pregnant.

However, you can start at any time. Prenatal chiropractic care is best for all pregnant women and can help with the aches and pains of pregnancy and birth. Your back and pelvis are going through many changes. During this time, it is important that you work to not only stay comfortable but healthy as well. Call today. Let us help you with your prenatal chiropractic care. We are happy to discuss with you the concerns you might have.  After all, our office specializes in prenatal chiropractic care.

Improve your Pregnancy Health with Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Getting prenatal chiropractic care has been found to improve the overall experience of pregnancy and childbirth, even if risks and complications are avoided. Pregnancy-related complaints like sciatica, hip, low back, restless leg, headaches, and mid-back pain can all be helped with chiropractic adjustments.  If you are seeking relief, call our office, and let’s get started.  

Chiropractic adjustments are perfect for anyone.  This is a holistic approach to your health and is by far safer than many other forms of treatment.  If you have back and neck problems, a chiropractor is the one to call.  While we are a prenatal chiropractic office, we also treat many other issues people have.  From sports chiropractic services to general chiropractic, we do it all with a smile.  Call our office and set up your appointment today. We are certain that you will find amazing relief with our chiropractic services.

If you are pregnant and are having aches and pains, give us a  call. We work with patients to develop a treatment plan that works best for them. Whether you are just pregnant or are in your last trimester, we can help. We work with patients throughout their pregnancies to help their bodies adjust. It is important to take care of your body during this time, and we are here to help.  Call now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Prenatal chiropractors are practitioners trained in techniques of stretching, applying controlled pressure and making specific joint manipulations. With expecting patients, our prenatal chiropractor may use the Webster Technique, a method specifically developed for pregnant women.

If you’re new to the practice, you’ll be asked to fill out important patient forms detailing your medical history, your pregnancy due date, and any specific concerns you’d like to address, such as sciatica or hip pain. Elevate Spinal Care does not accept insurance.

Prenatal Chiropractic care is regarded as a safe, effective practice during pregnancy. Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy.

Chiropractic care has been shown to decrease labor times by 24 percent in first births and up to 33 percent for second or third births.

Very generally speaking, it’s not unusual to see your chiropractor once a month during your first trimester and then every two or three weeks until you hit the last month of your pregnancy, when you may schedule weekly visits until delivery.