— B.J. Palmer
Chiropractic Adjustments Result in Better Births
Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Prenatal chiropractic care is a natural hands on approach to the muscular and joint aches and pains commonly associated with pregnancy. A woman’s body undergoes many subtle changes during pregnancy which may cause a variety of aches, pains and overall soreness. Many expectant mothers suffer from hip, lower back and pelvic pain throughout their pregnancy as a result of changes in their bodies. Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy may help to alleviate those pains and stresses.
While going through pregnancy it is ideal for a woman to gain weight which not only puts additional pressure on her joints but it also changes her center of gravity and her spine has to adapt to support her changing body type. The spine has to adapt the change in center of gravity by exaggerating or increasing the normal lower back curve which may lead to lower back pain. A woman’s hips also undergo changes during pregnancy. The hips may alter their natural position to help stabilize the changes that occur which puts extra pressure on the sacroiliac joints, causing pain or soreness in that area. Women also undergo hormonal changes during their pregnancy which may causes ligaments between bones to become more “lax”. This laxity allows pelvic bones to displace more readily, often leading to lower back and pelvic discomfort. All of these changes to an expectant mother’s lower back and pelvis can be evaluated and addressed throughout the course of a woman’s prenatal chiropractic care. By evaluating and addressing the areas of concern for the expectant mother one of our doctors will provide safe, gentle adjustments to correct any misalignments or problems that they may find.
Studies have shown that receiving regular prenatal chiropractic care throughout a pregnancy may facilitate a faster, easier birth and delivery process. Prenatal chiropractic care aims to ensure proper spinal, especially pelvic, alignment which aids in the ease of the delivery process.
Our doctors' goals are to make your prenatal adjustments as easy and comfortable as possible. Our doctors utilize a variety of techniques including gentle or modified adjustments to ensure that you receive the customized, necessary care that you need. Our doctors also will use pregnancy pillows or specialized tables to aid in your adjustment process to ensure maximum comfort. Throughout your course of prenatal chiropractic care our doctors will aim to customize your care to meet all of your needs. Contact Bakke Clinic to see how we can help make your pregnancy better.
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