Chiropractic Treatment for Pregnancy
One of the most important times in woman’s life may be when she becomes pregnant. From the moment of conception, a woman’s body will begin to go through an extensive series of changes. Part of these changes may involve her posture and extra weight put onto the pelvis, spine, legs, and feet. All of these changes can lead to pain and discomfort; thereby, increase anxiety, stress, tension, and other emotions that are not conducive to the pregnancy as a whole. The good news is that a chiropractor can help a pregnant woman to find relief.
How Can a Chiropractor Help a Pregnant Woman
The spine consists of 24 vertebrae that are independent from one another and enable the body to bend, move, and twist. These vertebrae also act as a shield or protector for the central nervous system – which is responsible for communicating with the brain and coordinating with every single organ, tissue, and cell in the body.
When at least two, or more, vertebrae become restricted, also known as joint dysfunctions or subluxations of the spine, the body may be hindered in its ability to communicate with itself. As such, when a woman is pregnant, the changes in the body can lead to a restriction of the spinal joints.
Weight gain in the abdomen, frequent sitting or standing, poor posture, and a rotation of the pelvis can put extra pressure on the spine and as a result, negatively affect the joints, vertebra, and nerve communication.
A chiropractor has been trained to identify, locate, and correct these dysfunctions through the gentle, safe application of specialized movement to the spinal column and extremities -when needed. This results in a restoration of mobility, joint functioning, and nervous system communication.
The Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor While Pregnant
Many pregnant women choose to receive chiropractic care in addition to care provided by an OB/Gyn and/or midwife. Chiropractic care is safe, natural, and drug free. The benefits of seeing a chiropractor during your own pregnancy are vast and may include:
- Pain relief
- Alleviation of discomfort
- Controlling the symptoms of morning sickness
- Improving your range of motion and flexibility
- Decreasing depression or anxiety
- Making the delivery less painful
- Reducing labor and delivery times
- Potentially preventing a cesarean delivery
Bare in mind that nutrition is vital , especially during your pregnancy. As a chiropractor for pregnant women, we would also recommend a healthy diet that is rich in protein, iron, calcium, antioxidants, and other nutrients. It is also ideal to curb sweet cravings as processed sugars can cause unnecessary weight gain; thereby, causing addition pain in the lower back and pelvic area. Finally, hydration is key. Do your best to consume a minimum of 10, 10 ounce glasses of water each day.
Schedule Your Appointment with a Chiropractor Who Helps Pregnant Women
If you are pregnant and would like to find out how a chiropractor in Capitol Heights, MD may be able to help you, please call a clinic today. They will do their best to schedule you an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Contact AmeriWell Clinics for more insight into chiropractic care and pregnancy.