Chiropractic During Pregnancy
Your body begins to go through a series of changes starting at the moment of conception. Back, pelvic, and postural changes can cause unwanted pain and discomfort. The good news is chiropractic adjustments can help and can be performed safely by a skilled chiropractor!
How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Pregnancy Discomfort?
Your spine is made up of 24 independent vertebrae that enable your body to twist, bend, and move. These vertebrae also protect the delicate central nervous system that controls and coordinates every cell, tissue, and organ of the body.
Subluxations of the spine, commonly known as joint dysfunctions, occur when two or more vertebrae become misaligned, potentially pinching nerves and restricting and impeding the body’s ability to communicate with itself.
Joint dysfunctions during pregnancy can be caused by the changes taking place in your body as it prepares to support you and your new bundle of joy. Changes such as weight gain in the abdomen, poor posture, and rotation of the pelvis force the body to adapt to additional stress placed on the spine. These changes can negatively affect joint function and nerve communication throughout the body.
Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct joint dysfunctions by applying gentle, targeted adjustments to the body’s spinal column and extremities–where and when needed–restoring proper joint function and improving nerve communication throughout the body.
What are the benefits of these non-invasive chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy? Millions of expectant mothers look to chiropractic care for a safe, natural, and drug-free approach to pain relief and injury prevention, allowing for a healthier, happier pregnancy.
The benefits of regularly scheduled visits to a Georgia chiropractor during pregnancy can include:
- Relief from back, neck, or joint pain
- Reduction in time of labor and delivery
- Controlling symptoms of nausea
- Prevention of a potential cesarean delivery
Additional Benefits of Visiting Dominguez Injury Centers in Atlanta During Pregnancy
Proper nutrition is essential to maintain good health during pregnancy. Be sure to incorporate good sources of protein, iron, calcium, and fruits and vegetables into your diet. Try to curb those sweet treat cravings, since too much sugar can cause you (and the baby) to gain unnecessary weight. Finally, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking approximately eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
Our chiropractors specialize in an array of non-invasive, non-medicinal treatments for all types of health issues. That includes guidance and education on nutrition and stress-management exercises. We would be happy to advise you on ways to maintain optimal health during pregnancy.