How Chiropractic Care can help with Pregnancy

Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy reduces neck and back pain, nausea and all-around discomfort that many women experience during pregnancy.

Scottsdale Chiropractor, Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC, Discusses the Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy causes a variety of changes within a woman’s body, including pelvic changes, a protruding abdomen and increased back curve. Her posture also adapts to the baby growing within her body. These body changes put pressure on the lower spine, known as vertebrae, and cause misalignments of the bones in the pelvis. Chiropractic care as performed by our chiropractor, Dr. Secrest, DC, including adjustments to the pelvis and spine, restores proper alignment and eases many of the uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy.

Pelvic misalignment can restrict the amount of space a baby has to grow within the mother’s pelvis, a condition known as intrauterine constraint. A misaligned pelvis can also prevent a baby from moving into optimal position for delivery. Poor positioning within the pelvis can interfere with labor and can even lead to invasive surgical interventions, including c-sections. Chiropractic care deals with pelvic misalignments to improve the likelihood of a natural, non-invasive birth, which is always best for mother and baby.

Keeping the spine aligned improves communication within the nervous system. This means chiropractic adjustments can help the brain communicate with various systems of the body, including the reproductive system.

Massage therapy soothes muscle pains and general discomfort while alleviating mental stress and anxiety that often accompany pregnancy. Message therapy helps you relax, which is good for your overall health and the wellbeing of your baby.

There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association, which means undergoing chiropractic care is safe for pregnant women. Chiropractors receive special training that helps them work with women who are pregnant, so our chiropractor, Dr. Secrest, DC, have special experience in bringing relief to pregnant women.

If you or someone you know is pregnant, make an appointment with your local Scottsdale chiropractor at Secrest Family Chiropractic today by contacting us at 480-994-4411.

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