Chiropractic care is a body treatment that focuses on musculoskeletal conditions specifically pertaining to the spinal column, nerves, bones, discs, and connective tissues. It works to naturally adjust misaligned spinal discs and other joints in the body without using medication or surgery. It also helps to promote overall health in the body.

Many people have doubts when it comes to chiropractic care for pregnant women and wonder if it is good or safe for them.  Studies have shown that there are no evident reasons for a pregnant woman to not undergo chiropractic care, and in fact, many chiropractors are now taking advanced trainings on treatments that specifically apply to pregnant women. There are techniques and positions that can treat pregnant women, while easily accommodating their pregnant body and belly.

So, why should a pregnant woman pursue chiropractic care?  Basically, women who are pregnant undergo physiological changes that can lead to the misalignment of their joints and back pain. Pregnant women tend to experience vertebral subluxations, which are the misalignment of bones in the spine that cause muscle spasms and frequent pain in the lower back.  The pain increases as  hormonal changes continue to occur in the body due to the progression of the baby.  By seeking chiropractic care, a pregnant woman can find relief from back pain and establish a treatment schedule that will correct misaligned joints. She will also experience less stress and tension caused by subluxations as misaligned joints are gradually corrected.

Chiropractic care is also a good alternative to drugs and medications for back pain. Pregnant women don’t need to complicate their pregnancy by opening the door for possible side effects caused by medication.  Chiropractic care can provide a way to ease their back pain in a natural way that has been proven to be safer and more effective than artificial drugs.

Aside from the benefits a pregnant woman can receive from chiropractic care, a developing fetus can also benefit from the natural treatment.  A developing fetus continually communicates with and grows connected to the nervous system of its mothers. When a pregnant woman maintains a healthy and strong body, it also encourages healthy development of the fetus.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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