As your pregnancy progresses, so do the aches and pains. One of the most common complaints during pregnancy is back pain caused by the fetus pressing on the sciatic nerve. Adjustments can alleviate back pain during pregnancy as well as reduce discomfort felt in the pelvis, hips, and legs. Our professional team at Optimal Health in Edmonds, Washington, performs pregnancy chiropractic treatments safely and effectively.
Pregnancy Chiropractic Care Options
Although back pain is usually the reason women seek out prenatal chiropractic care, there are other benefits of having the spine aligned. A misaligned spine can decrease the amount of room your baby has to grow and prevent him or her from getting into the proper position for birth. Breech babies are more commonly seen in women with misaligned spines.
Poor posture could be increasing a pregnant woman’s incidences of back pain. Hip and lower back pain are frequent complaints of expectant women, with the discomfort starting in the lower back and radiating down the back of one leg. Having an adjustment done by a chiropractor from Optimal Health and getting your spine back into proper alignment will alleviate many of these discomforts.
Prenatal chiropractic care is also intended to help the central nervous system work more effectively. Possible benefits linked to chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Reduced nausea
- Less pain in labor and delivery
- Quicker labor
- Less chance of caesarean delivery
- Pain relief in the back, pelvis, and joints
Prenatal Chiropractic Care Safety
Special techniques and tables are used during prenatal sessions to protect both the mother and unborn child. Pregnant women don’t lie flat on their backs due to the safety risks during the third trimester. The chiropractor will have specialty training for working with pregnant women and will know how to adjust the spine using gentle, non-invasive techniques. Our chiropractor will talk you through your appointment to reassure you that all methods used are safe. Patients are encouraged to speak up during a session if any of the treatments are causing them discomfort.
Experienced Prenatal Chiropractic Care Services in Edmonds
Optimal Health in Edmonds, Washington, has a 24-hour hotline available for all consultations. Our chiropractic team works flexible hours, with walk-ins accepted along with scheduled appointments. Contact us today to learn more about our prenatal chiropractic care plans and schedule a consultation with one of our providers. Our number is (425) 361-1839.