When a woman becomes pregnant, her body is going to go through a lot of changes. The respiratory rate is going to change. There will be shifts in heart rate and blood pressure. The baby is going to place added stress on the back and abdomen. For this reason, it is important for every woman to invest in a prenatal chiropractor in Lincoln.
Yes! A chiropractor is safe for pregnancy. There are women who are concerned that chiropractic adjustments and manipulations may not be safe for the unborn child. This is not true. Chiropractors undergo a lot of training to work with women during pregnancy. Furthermore, seeing a prenatal chiropractor can actually lead to numerous health benefits for both the mother and the child.
There are a number of common symptoms and conditions that a chiropractor can treat. These include:
Pregnancy Back Pain: Pregnancy back pain is one of the most common symptoms of carrying a child. As the child grows, the abdomen is going to place additional stress on the spine. This is going to lead to back pain. A chiropractor knows how to address this pain to make the mother more comfortable.
Nausea and Vomiting: Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy. This comes from changes in the way blood and nerve signals flow throughout the body. A chiropractor can come up with a well-rounded treatment to address the common causes and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Shortness of Breath: Some women develop shortness of breath during pregnancy. Abdominal growth and spinal changes can place stress on the chest cavity, leading to shortness of breath. A chiropractor knows how to target the chest cavity to make it easier for a woman to breathe.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body is undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby grows, a mother’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, resulting in added stress and discomfort in the low back and the various joints of the pelvis. At the peak of pregnancy and the associated weight gain, the curve in the low back (lordotic curve) can increase to the point of causing a serious impact on the vertebral joints, the sacrum, and the hip joints.
The nerves that travel to all other parts of the body have their origin in the spine. When the spine is compressed, these nerves can become irritated causing the pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Sciatica is a condition commonly stimulated by pregnancy, involving pain that radiates from the low back all the way down the legs.
If a previous issue exists with the alignment of the spine, and there has been a history of low back problems, pregnancy will often aggravate the condition. Pregnancy can cause the spine to become misaligned to the point that it does not simply go back into place once the pregnancy is complete. This can make the tasks that become necessary once the child is born, such as carrying a baby on your front or back, breast-feeding and bending over to lift and pick things up, painfully difficult.
For those who invest in prenatal chiropractic care, there are a number of benefits that are going to rise to the surface. Some of the biggest benefits of seeing a chiropractor while pregnant include:
Healthy Spine: It’s no secret that a woman’s abdomen is going to expand during pregnancy. This places a significant load on the front of someone’s torso and will cause the spine to bend. When the spine shifts out of alignment, the symptoms of pregnancy are going to get worse. This is where it is important to trust the skills of a prenatal chiropractor.
Pain Relief: Along with ensuring the spine is healthy, there will be a significant amount of pain relief as well. Because much of the pain in pregnancy stems from alignment issues related to the spine, seeing a chiropractor can help a woman manage the pain and discomfort that comes along with pregnancy
An Easier Labor: There is a strong connection between seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy and easier labor. Research has been published showing that women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy can have a shorter overall time to delivery.
Breech Reversal: Finally, chiropractic care can also help a woman reverse an unborn child who is located in the breech position. When babies are born in the breech position, there is a risk that the umbilical cord might get wrapped around the baby’s neck, leading to serious risks. Chiropractic care can help reverse the position of the baby from breech back to vertex using the Webster Technique.
At Larson Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we are honored to provide pregnancy and prenatal chiropractic services to all the mothers in the Lincoln, NE area. Our team is highly trained to help women through a challenging yet exciting time. If you would like to learn more about our services, please call us today to make an appointment by dialing (402) 421-1626. We look forward to meeting you!
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