Adding a new member to your family is a thrilling experience, but pregnancy comes with its fair share of discomforts for women. Pregnancy can shift your center of gravity and lead to various aches and pains. At Beyond Medical, serving Altamonte Springs and the surrounding region, we offer specialized care for pregnant patients. Our prenatal chiropractor can safely and efficiently provide adjustments and other treatments.
A pregnancy chiropractor can assist you as early as your first trimester. In the early stages, you may experience sciatica related to the hormone changes in your body. Sciatica is a group of symptoms that cause pain, numbness, tingling, and burning in your lower back, which may radiate down one or both legs. As your body's center of gravity shifts due to your developing "baby bump," you could develop back pain. Your body begins to produce relaxin, which prepares it for labor and delivery.
Relaxin can also affect your other ligaments, joints, and muscles that aren't directly involved in the birthing process. Moreover, in the final trimester, you may experience pain, numbness, tingling, and burning in your lower back and down one or both legs as a result of the unborn baby pressing on the nerves in your back. An adjustment can ease the unpleasant symptoms of pregnancy and better prepare your body for labor and delivery.
How Does a Prenatal Adjustment Differ From a Standard One?
We'll inquire about how far along you are in your pregnancy. Then, a pregnancy chiropractor from our practice will perform an adjustment with this in mind, ensuring the safety of both you and your unborn baby. Speaking of safety, it's essential to note that we use the Webster technique, which is safe during pregnancy and offers maximum benefits for pregnant women.
With the Webster technique, our pregnancy chiropractor focuses on aligning the sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back) with the pelvis. This technique is particularly useful during pregnancy and can prepare a woman for labor and delivery. We'd like to emphasize that this technique also focuses on soft tissue, optimizing its benefits, as pregnant women undergo changes in their soft tissue due to hormone fluctuations.
Contact Beyond Medical in Altamonte Springs, FL
At Beyond Medical, serving Altamonte Springs and the neighboring communities, our prenatal chiropractor understands how to keep both you and your unborn child safe during an adjustment. We also know how to maximize the benefits of an adjustment for pregnant women. Are you looking for a chiropractor near me? Book an appointment with our office by calling (407) 261-1001 .