There are many tasks women need to take care of while pregnant, including preparing the nursery, eating well, and resting. At Southeast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers in Gastonia, NC, we offer prenatal adjustments that can eliminate any pain you may encounter during the pregnancy and help you stay comfortable. Prior to visiting us, learn about the benefits of prenatal adjustments below:
How Pregnancy Affects the Body
At the beginning of a pregnancy, you may experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. As the baby grows, the excess weight can put pressure on your spine, joints, and muscles. Since your body changes, your posture is affected too and can lead to lumbar pain and pelvic pain. You may also experience physical and emotional stress, headaches, and muscle tension; however, chiropractic care can be beneficial in helping reduce your discomfort so you can have an enjoyable pregnancy.
The Benefits of Prenatal Adjustments
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments can provide various benefits for both you and your unborn baby. However, it’s important that you visit a chiropractor who is certified to perform Webster Technique. This type of adjustment is specifically designed to help women who are pregnant address problems in the pelvic area. During the appointment, you will lie on a pillow that has a special cut-out to support your belly.
Our chiropractors will examine your feet to determine either side has any misalignments. We will also evaluate the soft tissues around the abdomen and pelvic region and relieve any tension. Our chiropractors combine hard and soft tissue techniques, which can relieve stress, lumbar pain, pelvic pain, and correct you posture. The combination of the methods can also help naturally reposition your pelvis if it is not in the ideal birth position. You may need more than one session, as complete realignment and posture correction varies between patients.
In addition to Webster technique, our chiropractor might utilize other forms of soft tissue therapy for the back and neck. The techniques used can help lower stress and improve your wellbeing during pregnancy.
Contact us to Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re expecting a new baby, let our team at Southeast Chiropractic: The Motion Centers in Gastonia, NC, help you enjoy the pregnancy. We offer prenatal adjustments to alleviate your discomfort and help make the delivery process smoother. To learn more about our treatments and to schedule your first appointment, contact us at (704) 810-0448.