Pregnancy is such a magical time. Your body goes through amazing changes as you prepare to bring new life into this world. Through chiropractic care, we are delighted to help ensure that your body adjusts optimally to the changes you will experience during your pregnancy.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is a science which understands that your body has the ability to heal itself. Your nervous system controls every function in your body and as long as it is allowed to function without interference, you will be healthy. There are certain problems in your spine that will cause pressure, tension, or irritation on the spinal nerves. These problems (subluxations) in your spine affect the way your nerves function which will also affect your body’s function as a whole.
As a Chiropractor, I locate these misalignments and correct them. Then we help train your body to stabilize in a healthier position. Because of these corrections, your body feels better, functions better and is healthier.
Benefits of chiropractic care
There are many different reasons why a patient might choose to seek chiropractic care. It does not matter if you will be getting adjusted for headaches or lower back pains, there are numerous ways spinal adjustment can help your overall health. By taking care of your spine you are taking care of your nervous system. When you take care of the nervous system your whole body benefits. These benefits can be experienced in ways that you might not even know. Below are reasons you should consider getting chiropractic care;
- Speeds up pain relief
Chiropractors have the skill to quickly identify mechanical issues that might be causing spine related pain and they are able to give near immediate relief with a series of adjustments. Patients that have opted for chiropractic treatment walk out of the room feeling much better and they report that their pain goes away faster than if they had used other treatments.
- Restores motion in joints
One of the reasons that chiropractic care has become very popular is the fact that it helps in restore movement in locked up areas with impinging nerves. When a chiropractor makes adjustments it helps the muscles around the stiff joint to relax, restoring it to normal mobility.
- Helps the body function to full potential
Chiropractic adjustments work on more than just joint pain. Its effect on the nervous system can have whole-body effects. Your health will improve when your nervous system is functioning better.
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy
Your body changes during pregnancy because of the growth of the baby and increases in hormones that allow your body to expand and grow. When the ligaments relax, your spine can much more easily shift out of position and place increased pressure on the joints, muscles, and nerves of the back and pelvis. Seeing a Chiropractor will help keep your body in balance during your pregnancy. Other benefits of chiropractic care:
- Restoring pelvic balance
Many women experience pelvic changes when they are pregnant. If the pelvis is not in line it can restrict the amount of room the baby has for development. This is called intrauterine constraint and a chiropractor can adjust your pelvis to prevent this issue. Adjustments reduce the chance of your baby settling into a breech position or a less optimal position that may result in the need for a caesarean.
- Restore proper posture
Due to the extra weight an expectant mother is carrying at the front, they may experience postural issues. Adjustments help to restore proper posture can prevent spinal and pelvic stress during pregnancy that may cause the body to have both short and long-term posture issues and/or pain.
- Reduction in labor and delivery time
When women receive regular chiropractic care do take care of their nervous system and to optimize spinal and pelvic balance not only do they find chiropractic care beneficial during pregnancy, they also find that it helps with the birth process. As a result, women who have regular chiropractic care during pregnancy have shorter labor and delivery times.
Working with women who have breech babies
The Webster Technique helps balance the pelvis and eliminate uterine “torsion” allowing baby to lie in a more normal position. Studies have shown that chiropractic care for expectant mothers, especially the Webster Technique is an effective way to allow the baby optimal space in the pelvis to move to a head-down position.
Benefits for adjustments of babies after birth
For many babies, the process of birth is not a gentle process. One of the main benefits of having adjustments for a new baby is that it helps them sleep better. by bringing their spine back into optimal alignment after birth. Adjustments also have been shown to help babies with ear infections, colic, torticollis, and feeding difficulty.
Chiropractic adjustments on babies are very gentle, safe and effective.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can benefit you during pregnancy and beyond please visit our website Tompkins Family Chiropractic or give us a call today at (520) 572 2596.
Dr. Emil Tompkins is a family chiropractor who has been serving children and families in Northwest Tucson for the past 13 years. He has built a reputation for providing the highest quality care for mothers and their babies.
He is a dedicated doctor, whose sole goal is to provide caring, effective service to this community.