WHAT IS PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
The female form experiences many changes during pregnancy. The center of gravity for her body shifts forward to the front of her pelvis causing additional weight and stress to the joints in her pelvis and her lower back.
As the baby grows over the course of the pregnancy, the additional extra weight forces the lower spine to curve even further. This places additional stress and pressure on the spine. All this pressure and stress can exacerbate pre-existing conditions causing pain and curtailing some normal activities.
This is especially true during the third trimester when the baby gains weight fastest. Chiropractic treatment during this period can help to relieve discomfort you are experiencing. It may even prevent some discomfort from occurring in the first place.
Why See Our Altamonte Springs Chiropractor?
Dr. Danielle and Roy Clarke are our chiropractors at Beyond Chiropractic in Altamonte Springs, FL. They understand the unique and specific ways pregnancy affects the female body and they provide women going through pregnancy with a customized treatment plan to help them find relief from pain throughout their pregnancies.
Part of the service they offer involves offering practical tips to help pregnant women remain comfortable as their bodies change to accommodate the new life growing within. Here are some recommended tips:
- Get routine chiropractic adjustments. Seeing a chiropractor throughout the pregnancy can help you maintain healthy spinal alignment and enjoy greater comfort throughout the pregnancy.
- Wear shoes with proper arch support. This will help reduce risks of injuries to the feet during pregnancy as the ligaments become more lax in order to accommodate body weight changes.
- Place a pillow between your knees and lay on your side in order to reduce the stress on your lower back while sleeping.
- Bend from the knees, not the waist when lifting children or other objects.
At Beyond Chiropractic we believe that good prenatal chiropractic care reduces pregnancy discomfort and creates an environment that supports safer, less stressful (on mother and baby) deliveries.
For more information about Prenatal Chiropractic Care, give us a call today!