Prenatal Chiropractic Care With Our Chesapeake Chiropractic Team
Is your pregnancy causing you concern or discomfort as well as joy? Perhaps you suffered through some miserable symptoms during a previous pregnancy, or perhaps you're worried about giving your developing baby the healthiest 9 months possible. We can help you with both of these scenarios here at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Chesapeake, VA. That's because we offer safe, gentle prenatal chiropractic care that benefits both babies and expectant mothers.
What Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is often referred to in terms of specific ailments or wellness strategies, as in "senior chiropractic care" or "pediatric chiropractic care." Prenatal chiropractic care specifically addresses the physical changes, discomforts, and potential health challenges that accompany pregnancy. If you've been pregnant before, you may already know some of these issues all too well, including:
- Back and neck pain - The enlargement of the belly during pregnancy shifts your center of gravity, forcing the spine to compensate by altering your posture. This change, along with pregnancy-related weight gain, can cause low back pain as well as neck pain.
- Headaches - The changes in your neck posture can create muscle spasms, leading to recurring tension headaches.
- Extremity symptoms - Pinched nerves may cause you to experience neurological symptoms in your arms or legs.
- Nausea - As pregnancy develops, many expectant mothers experience nausea.
The physical changes of pregnancy don't just affect your comfort -- they have the potential to affect your fetus's well-being. By the third trimester, the ligaments in your pelvis have loosened to ease delivery. But this loosening can also allow your lower spine to drift out of alignment. A misalignment in this area could keep your baby from turning around in the uterus, resulting in a breech birth.
Symptoms Treated by Our Prenatal Chiropractor
Our prenatal chiropractor can administer spinal adjustments to reduce the amount of discomfort you might otherwise experience during pregnancy. A more balanced body means less muscular tension. Our ability to take pressure off of nerves eases neurological symptoms while also improving your overall wellness and systemic function.
A Gentle, Safe, Specialized Form of Chiropractic Care
Prenatal chiropractic care uses especially gentle techniques, including a special table to accommodate pregnant bodies. This makes our treatments safe for mothers and for babies alike. In fact, our ability to make sure your lower spine and pelvis are properly aligned can help your baby experience a safer, easier delivery. The American Pregnancy Association agrees that chiropractic care during pregnancy can be highly beneficial.
Call Our Chesapeake Clinic Today
Are you looking to support your best health, feel more comfortable, and protect your family-member-to-be? Call our Chesapeake clinic at 757.547.4325!