Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful experiences a mother will ever have, however for some women this journey comes with new aches, pains and discomforts. Many women feel helpless when options of medication, surgery and imaging are off the table due to their pregnant state, fortunately chiropractic care can help with many different ailments that mom-to-be might be facing.  Things like headaches, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, carpal tunnel, indigestion, difficulty sleeping and pelvic pain can benefit from simple chiropractic treatments.

Pregnancy and Chiropractic Adjustments

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful experiences a mother will ever have, however for some women this journey comes with new aches, pains and discomforts. Many women feel helpless when options of medication, surgery and imaging are off the table due to their pregnant state, fortunately chiropractic care can help with many different ailments that mom-to-be might be facing.  Things like headaches, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, carpal tunnel, indigestion, difficulty sleeping and pelvic pain can benefit from simple chiropractic treatments. One of the main factors contributing to most symptoms comes from mom’s center of gravity changing resulting in muscle strain. There is also high level of circulating progesterone, which softens cartilage and loosens once-stable ligaments.  Adjustments and muscle work performed by your chiropractor and their trained team can help to improve posture, sleeping position and stress on the spine during this time for mom-to-be. Many pregnant women attend chiropractic clinics for musculoskeletal pain syndromes that occur during pregnancy including: round ligament syndrome, piriformis syndrome, symphysis pubis dysfunction and low back pain. There are many different options your chiropractor can offer from low force techniques, muscle work and balancing, diversified adjustments and even cranial work.

What types of conditions are helped during pregnancy?

Everything ranging from simple conditions of neck, back pain and sciatic type symptoms to headaches, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, pubic symphysis pain, pelvic pain, intercostal neuralgia, and thoracic outlet syndrome.  As mom’s body begins to change stress is placed on the body in a new and unfamiliar way. Treating with conservative health care like massage, physical therapy and chiropractic the patient may find the relief she needs during this very important journey of pregnancy.

What to expect at your visits?

Every chiropractor may have a different course of treatment based on their education and experience. Soft tissue work is performed to relieve the musculoskeletal pain as well as help assist in relief of intrauterine constraint baby might be facing therefore putting undue pressure on mom. Techniques like Webster technique, Basic technique, and Sacral occipital technique are all beneficial and great tools to help mom-to-be feel more comfortable during her pregnancy. The treatment mom will receive will all function to balance musculature, improve pelvic positioning and help baby have the optimum position for growth and development.

What types of conditions are helped during pregnancy?

Everything ranging from simple conditions of neck, back pain and sciatic type symptoms to headaches, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, pubic symphysis pain, pelvic pain, intercostal neuralgia, and thoracic outlet syndrome.  As mom’s body begins to change stress is placed on the body in a new and unfamiliar way. Treating with conservative health care like massage, physical therapy and chiropractic the patient may find the relief she needs during this very important journey of pregnancy.

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