If you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you may be wondering how chiropractic care can help you have a healthier, easier nine months. Here are the answers to some frequently asked question on the subject at APEX Wellness Center.
Major physical changes happen during pregnancy --most notably the enlargement of the abdomen, which throws your normal posture and weight distribution off-balance. These changes, coupled with a necessary loosening of the pelvic ligaments, can cause spinal instability, muscular strain, and pinched nerves that refer pain and other uncomfortable symptoms to other parts of the body.
Your Dallas chiropractor can adjust your spinal column to ease both nerve pressure and muscular strain, reducing both localized muscle pain and referred pain to the extremities. Pregnancy Chiropractic care is commonly prescribed to keep neck pain, back pain and extremity pain under control without any need for painkillers (which might not be good for your developing fetus).
In addition to relieving prenatal aches and pains, pregnancy chiropractic care can help your body communicate with itself more effectively by improving nerve function. These improvements can optimize your (and your baby's) overall health, helping to control swelling, morning sickness, hormonal swings, and other prenatal side effects as well. You may even enjoy an easier, quicker labor period.
The Webster Technique is a method of adjusting pelvic alignment errors, especially around the SI (sacroiliac joint), that might otherwise prevent the fetus from turning around in the womb for a normal "head-first" delivery. This technique could make all the difference between a natural childbirth and a C-section.
Rest assured that the pregnancy chiropractic care offered by our expert practitioners is both safe and comfortable. In additional to gentle, specialized techniques we employ, we also make use of treatment tables that allow you to rest comfortably through your session, even as your belly grows larger.
We can enhance the effectiveness of your pregnancy chiropractic care with simple, safe exercises you can perform at home.
The earlier you prepare your body for pregnancy, the better, so there's no limit to how early on you can start receiving chiropractic care. But this form of care can benefit even those women who start as late as 39 weeks along.
Call 972-392-9402 or use our online scheduler to request a consultation with either of our pregnancy chiropractors.
Put the benefits of pregnancy chiropractic care to work for you and your future family member. Contact our Dallas clinic today 972-392-9402!
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