Prenatal Chiropractor in Memphis
According to a review of pregnancy and chiropractic care on NCBI, 50% of women have back pain during pregnancy, and most of them don’t seek treatment for it; 50–75% of women also have back pain during labor. You can reduce back pain problems and your overall pain and discomfort by receiving chiropractic care.
Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to See a Chiropractor?
You may be worried about your growing baby becoming injured if you see a chiropractor during pregnancy. Rest assured that prenatal chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women. Studies have found that chiropractic care reduces back pain,headaches, pubic pain, and carpal tunnel symptoms.Situations in which we advise against chiropractic treatment during pregnancy are placenta abruption, placenta previa, vaginal bleeding, moderate to severe toxemia, and ectopic pregnancy.
We don’t use any techniques that would apply pressure to your abdomen. We also have adjustable tables that accommodate a growing belly. You’ll be in safe hands at our clinic in Memphis, TN. All licensed chiropractors know how to safely adjust the spine of pregnant women. At our clinic, we can also teach you stretches that you can do from home to assist in minimizing tension and discomfort.
When Should You See a Prenatal Chiropractor While Pregnant?
The best time to start chiropractic care is as soon as you know you’re pregnant or while you’re trying to conceive. You can enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy when you start prenatal chiropractic at the beginning of your pregnancy. Some women find they enjoy receiving routine adjustments throughout the year after their pregnancy to protect their backs as well.
Prenatal chiropractic care at the start of your pregnancy prepares your body for the drastic changes it will go through. We can reduce the pregnancy symptoms you experience when you begin seeing us at the start of your pregnancy in Memphis.
If it’s already later in your pregnancy, you can still benefit from chiropractic care. Although it’s best to start at the beginning of the first trimester, it’s better late than never.
Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care for Expecting Mothers
Chiropractic Care improves the conditions for your baby to flip with their heads facing down for vaginal childbirth. We can’t guarantee that chiropractic care will cause the baby to flip, but it’s worth trying to decrease the likelihood of a C-section. Chiropractic care during pregnancy assures the pelvis is functioning properly in turn, relaxes the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments which creates a more optimal space for the baby to get into the right position for birth.
We use the Webster technique to help your baby correctly prepare for being born. A study published in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found an 82% success rate with the Webster technique.
As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts, which causes your posture to change. Your joints and spine can become misaligned as a result. Chiropractic care aligns your joints, spine and pelvis.
Prenatal chiropractic care comes with too many benefits to ignore. It’s a safe, non-invasive way of minimizing your pregnancy symptoms and keeping your womb as spacious as possible for your growing baby. We highly recommend that you receive chiropractic care throughout your entire pregnancy.
Contact Community ChiroCare today to set up an appointment.