In pregnancy, all women experience body changes as a result of creating the perfect environment for developing and delivering a baby. These changes include extended abdomen, pelvic changes as well as increased back curve which leads to low back pain. Overall, when it comes to postural adaptations, a lot of pressure is exerted on the musculoskeletal system of a mother. This is why it may be beneficial for mothers-to-be to seek chiropractic care during their pregnancy.
Every chiropractor is qualified to work with women going through their pregnancy. Some take additional training to be able to provide prenatal and postnatal care. When adjusting a pregnant woman’s body, a chiropractor uses a special designed table and methods to prevent unnecessary pressure on the abdomen. It is common that a chiropractor, who is trained in overall pregnancy wellness, also recommends stretching and exercising that are safe and very useful during this time.
Moreover, changes that occur during pregnancy, such as weight gain and bad posture can place additional stress on the spine and cause joint dysfunctions, pain and negatively affect nerve communication throughout the body. By employing a simple spine adjustment, a totally non invasive technique, a chiropractor may restore correct joint function, improving your overall wellbeing. The technique involves gentle movements applied on the spinal column and extremities.
Our chiropractors may be able to provide you with treatments, exercises and education to help – speak to our team today to see if we may be the right choice for you. Ph: 99720040.
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