Chiropractic Care

In pregnancy, the center of gravity of a woman shifts to the front of the  pelvis. When the baby grows in size, the additional weight , causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back. The curvature of the lower back deepens stressing the fragile facet joints on the back side of the spine.

Researches reveal that about half of  the expectant mothers develop low-back pain during their pregnancies. Usually, this is true during the third trimester when the baby's body gains the most weight.

Chiropractic care in pregnancy relieves and prevents  the pain and discomfort  felt in pregnancy. This helps to create an environment for an easy, safe delivery. Using this technique, most women have avoided the use of pain medications during their pregnancy and reduced the time in labor.

Procedures and Techniques
Doctors use different  highly specialized procedures and techniques to  alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms arising from the muscular, ligamentous, and biomechanical stresses encountered during pregnancy.

  • Gentle Spinal Adjustive Procedures for use in the pregnant female
  • Maintains a spine free from vertebral misalignments and fixations - optimizing spinal biomechanics
  • Keeps pelvis and spine in correct position/posture
  • Relieves pain by reducing pain levels, spinal and pelvic stresses  producing soft tissue pain
  • Keep tissues and biomechanics functioning optimally to minimize complications during birth
  • Therapeutic Exercises and Stretches for use during pregnancy
  • Keeps spinal musculature strong, balanced and pain-free
  • Enables spinal muscles to maintain the spine and body in a neutral, correct posture
  • Keeps mom active and mobile
  • Soft Tissue Work  massages, trigger point work, soft tissue mobilization, etc.
  • Keeps muscles relaxed and flexible
  • Reduces bouts of muscle aches and pains
  • Reduces spinal stress
  • Dietary and Nutritional Counseling unique to the pregnant mother
  • Prevents neural tube and other birth defects
  • Increases chances for a healthy baby
  • Helps the mother in maintaining optimal energy levels
  • Keeps mother happy and healthy during stressful periods
  • General Pregnancy Information
  • Replies mother's questions
  • Improve mother's health
  • Optimizes birthing process
  • Enhances baby's health.

Chiropractic Tips in Pregnancy

  • Helps to maintain a healthy skeletal structure and nervous system function throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Gentle exercises must be done daily.  Walking, swimming or stationary cycling are safe cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women. Avoid  activities involving jerks or bounces.
  • Wear flat shoes with arch supports, as the feet tend to be injured due to increasing body weight.
  • When picking children, bend from the knees and not from waist. The lower back is much more prone to injury during pregnancy.
  • While sleeping, lay on the side with a pillow between knees to take pressure off lower back.
  • Eat several small meals or snacks every few hours, rather than three large meals per day.  Helps to alleviate nausea, stabilize blood sugar and allow the body to extract maximum amount of nutrients from food being eaten. 
  • Take prenatal vitamin with at least 400 micro grams of Folic acid every day, this reduces  the risk of neural tube defects in a developing fetus.