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 Lancaster Chiropractic Life Center 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 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.
Prenatal chiropractic care can also help control nausea, improve quality of sleep, and maintain an overall comfortable pregnancy. Additionally, a chiropractor can help a baby in the breech position get into a proper position for birth using the Webster Technique.
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.
How Often Should Pregnant Women Go to a Chiropractor
Most pregnant women have a monthly appointment in the early stages of pregnancy and increase the number of visits over time. We can determine the best schedule for you according to your specific needs.
Experience Expert Chiropractic Services
If you’re looking for relief for your pregnancy related back pain, call Lancaster Chiropractic Life Center today. We are committed to providing care and compassion to all of our patients at all stages of life. Browse our sight to discover the many services we provide. We also provide forms online that you can download at home and bring to your first visit. We look forward to working with you to provide relief from what ails you. Call us today!