Pregnant women have unique health care needs that can be effectively and safely treated with chiropractic care. In fact, the American Pregnancy Association recommends chiropractic care during pregnancy. Because the body undergoes many changes during pregnancy including a protruding abdomen, increased back curve, pelvic changes, and postural adaptations, misalignment of the spine or joints can occur and cause back, neck, and joint pain. Not only does chiropractic care help to alleviate this back, neck, and joint pain, but it can also control nausea symptoms, reduce labor and delivery times, decrease the need for a cesarean delivery, and maintain the mother’s overall health and comfort.
Did You Know?
In some cases, chiropractic treatment has been found to turn breech babies. By correctly positioning the mother, the pelvic-floor muscle can relax and allow the baby to move into the natural delivery position. A study is currently underway to publish the findings of chiropractors who have successfully performed this technique on hundreds of women.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I see a chiropractor during my pregnancy?
Seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy has a number of benefits. Some potential benefits of seeing a chiropractor during your pregnancy include:
- Relieving back, neck, and joint pain
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Alleviating nausea symptoms
- Relaxing the pelvic floor, allowing for proper fetal positioning
- Reducing labor and delivery times
What should I expect during my chiropractic appointment a Buffalo Grove Chiropractic & Wellness?
During your appointment, Dr. Garcia will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam.In some cases, diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI, as well as clearance from your OBGYN may be required. During your chiropractic appointment, you will be placed on a special table that will prevent pressure on your abdomen during treatment and special cushions may be used to keep you comfortable. Dr. Garcia will then use gentle pressure to manipulate your spine, joints, and muscles. During pregnancy, hormones make your ligaments lax and easy to move with gentle manipulations. Because of this, Dr. Garcia can easily help your body realign itself without forceful manipulations.
How often should I see Dr. Garcia during my pregnancy?
How often you will need to see Dr. Garcia will depend on your individual case. At your consultation, Dr. Garcia will explain his treatment plan and how often you should come in for adjustments. However, many pregnant women visit their chiropractors about once a month during their first trimester, and about once every 2-3 weeks after that. In the final month, some women will up this to once a week.