Possibly one of the most important times to receive chiropractic care for a woman is during pregnancy. From conception the body can undergo quite the change with changes in posture, muscle tone and ligamentous stability/tension – the result can be undesired discomforts and even pain.
The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae all of which attach to various muscles and ligaments and other bony anatomy. The spine is also a vitally important anatomical structure which carries the nervous system and all its relevant communication. Chiropractors believe keeping the body in balance and making sure all of the above are working harmoniously is important to health and what better time to take care of this than when you are pregnant.
Chiropractic has the upmost regard to safety and recognises the important of taking care of pregnant ladies with gentle techniques. We can even adjust the bench accordingly with professionally designed pregnancy pillows to suit your needs.
Common symptoms we come across in pregnant ladies present with discomforts relates to the back/pelvis, groin, hip, ribs, head and neck.
If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Did you know?
Women who exercise have shorter, easier labours (decreased by an average of two hours).*
*Anderson C DC. Exercise and Pregnancy. ICA Review: Spring/Summer; 2004. (pg.52-61)
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Does Chiropractic care hurt?
If any soreness is ever perceived, this is often compared to post exercise soreness. Most of the time patients in our care have reported they feel a relief after having a chiropractic adjustment.
Is Chiropractic care safe in pregnancy?
Certainly, Chiropractic care is safe in pregnancy and there are various techniques and procedures that the Chiropractor will have learnt to ensure this is the case.
Is treatment over once my baby is born?
It is recommended for you to have a postpartum Chiropractic re-evaluation a few weeks following the birth of your child due to the ligamental changes and repositioning of the body.
How many treatments do I require?
As you can appreciate this depends on a patient’s individual case. After the consultation and examination, the chiropractor will analyse and develop a treatment plan that is specific to your case. There will be an end date for your corrective care and the chiropractor will go through this plan with you at the report of findings stage.