What are the benefits of chiropractic during pregnancy?
Millions of expectant mothers look to chiropractic care for its safe, natural, and drug-free approach to pain relief and prevention for a healthier, happier pregnancy.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy could include:
- Relief from back, neck or joint pain
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Reduction in time of labor and delivery
- Prevention of a potential cesarean delivery
How can chiropractic help?
Your spine is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable your body to twist, bend and move. It also helps protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every cell, tissue, and organ of the body.
Subluxations of the spine, commonly known as joint dysfunctions, occur when two or more vertebrae become restricted and impede the body’s ability to communicate with itself. Joint dysfunctions during pregnancy can be caused by the changes taking place in your body as it prepares to support you and your new bundle of joy.
Changes such as weight gain in the abdomen, poor posture and rotation of the pelvis force the body to unnaturally adapt to additional stress placed on the spine. These changes negatively affect joint function and nerve communication throughout the body.
Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct joint dysfunctions by applying a gentle, targeted movement to the body’s spinal column and extremities–where and when needed–restoring proper joint function and improving nerve communication throughout the body. This non-invasive technique is commonly known as chiropractic adjustment.