Pregnancy is a beautiful time of life and should be enjoyed. When a woman is pregnant, her body goes through significant changes, both physically and emotionally. Often these changes lead to pain and discomfort.
A mother wants her body to be as healthy as possible, giving her baby the greatest chance of also being healthy. Chiropractic care helps the mother’s reproductive and other systems receive uninterrupted nerve supply from the spinal column. These systems are essential for a healthy pregnancy.
At Long Beach Spine and Rehabilitation Chiropractic Health Center, we examine your spinal column for misalignments causing spinal stress and nerve impingement. Vertebral subluxations can damage the nervous system and affect the workings of the entire body. If subluxations are present, we correct them with a specific chiropractic spinal adjustment in order to release nervous system stress. Without subluxations the body will function better, have higher resistance to disease and express more wholeness.
Keeping your spine free from the vertebral subluxation complex is one of the best things you can do during your pregnancy.
Commonly asked questions:
Is chiropractic care safe in pregnancy?
Yes, very safe and very sensible for both mother and baby.
Is it difficult to receive a chiropractic adjustment when pregnant?
No, we are trained in adjusting the spines of pregnant women and make appropriate modifications for the pregnant figure.
How late in pregnancy is it possible to get an adjustment?
Patients can receive adjustments even during labor to help keep them comfortable.
Can back pain be helped with chiropractic?
With a chiropractic spinal adjustment, the body is better equipped to combat back and spinal pain. During this time of their life, pregnant women cannot and do not want to take unnecessary medication. Chiropractic therapy can alleviate some of the common aches and pains associated with pregnancy.
Do I have to have a problem in pregnancy to see a chiropractor?
Not at all. Chiropractic treatment should be used as preventive maintenance. Periodic spinal checkups during pregnancy should be as common as periodic weight checkups. Consistent chiropractic treatment can help align the mother’s pelvis making the delivery more comfortable and more efficient.
Can my baby receive chiropractic care?
The traumatic birth process can create spinal subluxation in an infant. It’s always a good idea to have your baby receive a spinal checkup and address any subluxations that may be present.