Prenatal chiropractic, or Chiropractic care for pregnant women, is an important and frequently used service provided by Chiropractors. All of our Chiropractors are trained to manage the unique set of musculoskeletal symptoms that arise during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life of the person expecting. Additional weight can lead to altered posture and biomechanics as it changes the way one sleeps, stands, and moves during pregnancy. As the baby grows and the uterus expands, the abdominal muscles also stretch and lose their ability to support as they did. The change in posture, shifting forward, may cause pain and discomfort specifically in the lower back.
Pregnancy can cause pain and discomfort including:
Neck pain - Low back pain - Mid-back pain - Pelvic pain and pressure - Aching legs and buttocks - Peripheral swelling
Sciatica or shooting pain down the leg/foot - Fatigue and low energy - Night-time muscle spasms
Carpal tunnel syndrome - De Quervain tenosynovitis - Sleep disturbances ... Studies have shown that manual therapy, including chiropractic, can help decrease pain in pregnancy and labour. Chiropractors can provide safe, effective and drug-free conservative care to relieve pain and improve function during pregnancy and after birth.
Being born is hard work for baby as well as mom!
Having a well-baby check-up after delivery to ensure that their spine is aligned will make sure that any subluxations that may have occurred during the birthing process are corrected. Major milestones in the life of a child are reason for celebration, but the process of getting to rolling over, standing up and walking can cause falls, bumps, bruises and trauma to the spine and nervous system. Regular visits to the chiropractor will help ensure that their growing bodies stay in tip-top shape.
Chiropractic care can also help with:
Boosting the immune system against common childhood colds
Watch this video to meet Dr. Lori Jones and learn more about Webster Breech technique: