Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic Benefits for Pregnancy
According to the Mother Baby Center, The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends chiropractic care for prenatal care is to establish pelvic balance and alignment, not only to reduce the mother/baby discomfort but also to allow the baby to be in the best position for delivery. Which could potentially help eliminate the risk for difficult labor.
Chiropractors have been trained to work with pregnant women and use techniques to avoid pressure on the abdomen. If you’re pregnant, one of the most important things you should do is visit a chiropractor, like the ones at Crusade Specific Chiropractic in Sacramento. Dr. Desiree Crusade may be able to help your pregnancy symptoms.
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Lowering the time of labor and delivery
- Relieving back, neck, or joint pain
- Preventing a potential cesarean delivery
(This list was compiled from information provided by: http://americanpregnancy.org )
According to WebMD, the best use of chiropractic for pregnant women is connected to the musculoskeletal system since many women have difficulties caused by the uterus being off-center. The uterus is pulling out in front and not balanced in back.
On top of hormonal changes that soften joints, chiropractors can be a great choice to comfort the symptoms associated with pregnancy. Several chiropractors who work with pregnant women use unique cushions or a special table with a section that makes room for the belly.
WebMD reports that chiropractors treat headaches, lower and upper back pain; hip and low back pain, which starts in the lower back and often radiates down the leg, pubic-bone pain and rib displacement.
At Crusade Specific Chiropractic in Sacramento, we focus on improving the alignment of the spine by applying precise adjustments to reduce body imbalance, nerve tension or pressure, and brain stem tension or pressure.
Essentially, we aim to apply adjustments to the neck, back, and pelvic area to improve any skeletal issues and create an ideal environment for effective communication between the body and brain, which is typically the base of all pain issues during pregnancy. If you are interested in learning more about how chiropractic care can help you during your pregnancy, give our Sacramento office a call at (916) 442-7474 today!