Everyone knows great nutrition and regular prenatal visits are a big part of a healthy pregnancy—but many may not realize that Chiropractic treatment in Snellville is a great add-on to prenatal care.
Mild and non-invasive, Chiropractic is an effective and safe form of prenatal care that can provide the mother with relief from pain and discomfort during pregnancy, may help properly position the baby in utero and can also assist the mother with postnatal pain, among other benefits.
The body goes through an unbelievable amount of endocrinological and physiological changes during and following a pregnancy.
As the body changes, the curve in the back increases, the abdomen bulges, the ligaments relax and the pelvis changes, to name just a few.
Regular Chiropractic manipulations can help the body adapt to these changes and treat common musculoskeletal problems.
A Chiropractor can also assist in establishing pelvic alignment and balance, which can help the baby get into the best possible position in preparation for delivery.
There are a variety of benefits a mother can experience by selecting a chiropractor to join her prenatal oversight team. The American Pregnancy Association lists the potential benefits of chiropractic therapy as:
After receiving chiropractic treatment, many women have reported relief from low-back pain due to pregnancy. Chiropractic treatment offers a safe, non-pharmaceutical form of pain relief.
The founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Dr. Larry Webster, D.C., developed a (now) widely used form of chiropractic analysis and adjustment.
Called Webster’s Technique, this method is performed with the primary goal of reducing the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction (Sacral subluxation is a misalignment in the sacrum, which sits at the base of the spine between the pelvic bones. The sacroiliac (SI) joints attach the pelvis to the sacrum.).
Results from a medium sized survey published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported an 82 percent success rate in reducing the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint (a reduction in the amount of space for the fetus to move) using Webster’s Technique.
Intrauterine constraint can often lead to breech positioning, which further results in a caesarean section.
Make an appointment to speak with one of our AICA Snellville Chiropractors about pregnancy and receiving Chiropractic therapy.
Call us at 404-889-8826.