Prenatal Chiropractic care is an increasingly popular practice for expecting mothers. It is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that ensures the mother's spine and pelvis are in proper alignment throughout her pregnancy. Through this, our prenatal chiropractor at Total Alignment Center in Stafford Township, NJ, can help reduce back pain associated with pregnancy and decrease many other prenatal symptoms that can arise.
Pregnancy is a fantastic time for a woman, but it brings many physical and emotional changes, including:
Lower Back Pain
When a woman is pregnant, her body produces hormones that loosen the ligaments to prepare for childbirth. This preparation can cause the spine to become misaligned and lead to lower back pain.
As a woman's baby grows, more pressure is placed on her neck and shoulders, which results in neck pain. This pain is common for women who have to stand or sit in one position for long periods.
The same hormones responsible for loosening the ligaments can cause instability in the pelvic joints. This instability results in pelvic pain, discomfort, and even a feeling of pressure when walking or standing.
Sciatica is an irritation of the sciatic nerve due to misalignment in the spine. This pressure can cause pain and numbness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.
How Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care Performed?
Our chiropractor uses specific techniques to gently and safely realign your spine and pelvis. These include:
- Manual Adjustments - This technique involves chiropractors using their hands to adjust your spine to restore proper alignment. Our chiropractor will use gentle pressure and small movements to re-align the vertebrae.
- Soft Tissue Manipulation - Our chiropractor uses their hands to manipulate the muscles and soft tissue surrounding the spine. This manipulation helps reduce inflammation and improve the range of motion.
- Rehabilitative Exercises - Our prenatal chiropractor may also suggest exercises you can do at home to strengthen your core muscles, improve posture, and alleviate discomfort.
Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Prenatal chiropractic care offers several benefits to expectant mothers, including:
- Improved posture and spinal alignment for greater comfort during pregnancy
- Reduced back, neck, and pelvic pain
- Increased flexibility and range of motion of the spine and joints
- Relief from sciatica pain
- Reduction in prenatal symptoms, such as nausea, headaches, and fatigue
- Improved labor outcomes due to an aligned pelvis
Visit Our Chiropractor at Total Alignment Center
At Total Alignment Center in Stafford Township, NJ, our prenatal chiropractor is committed to providing safe and effective prenatal chiropractic care for expecting mothers. Through careful evaluation and individualized treatment plans, we are committed to helping each woman get the prenatal care she needs to enjoy a healthy pregnancy. Contact us today at (609) 661-2967 to schedule an appointment with our prenatal chiropractor.