Chiropractic Guidance to Create an Easier Pregnancy Experience in Central Ohio
During pregnancy a mother wants to ensure that her baby is as healthy as possible. By taking care of herself she removes stress and unhealthy habits that can cause complications with the pregnancy. Chiropractic care is a great way to monitor the symptoms and potential issues a mother may experience with her pregnancy.
Through the different stages of pregnancy a woman may encounter a variety of strains that had not been problems prior to the pregnancy. For example, before pregnancy, a visit to the chiropractor can detect any imbalances in the pelvis or elsewhere that may contribute to pregnancy discomfort. As a pregnancy progresses, a woman’s center of gravity immediately begins to shift forward in order to compensate for the growth of the baby within her. Although a woman’s posterior section of the pelvis has the capacity and depth enabling her to carry a baby, the displaced weight still increases stress on her joints. As the baby gets bigger, a woman’s weight continues to project forward causing a larger curve in her lower back to compensate for holding the additional weight. This also places extra stress on the spinal discs causing back pain. Towards the end of the pregnancy, the sciatic nerve may be irritated when the baby’s head begins pressing down on a woman’s back, legs, and buttocks.
Controlling Pregnancy Symptoms with Orr Chiropractic
Luckily, Orr Chiropractic is able to treat pregnant women for a large number of the symptoms they may encounter with pregnancy. We want to ensure the health of both you and your baby so we strive to give you a holistic plan that can help you both grow strong and as pain free as possible. Chiropractic care can control the symptoms of nausea, relieve back, neck or joint pain and sometimes even prevent a potential cesarean delivery. Research has also found that chiropractic adjustments can provide relief from many pregnancy related discomforts such as low-back pain, muscle tensions, headaches or digestive upsets in pregnant women.
During birth, chiropractors can help assure optimum biomechanics in the hips and spine- reducing labor complications. Adjusting your spine and pelvis during pregnancy will avoid unneeded pressure on the abdomen, overall reduction of undue stress to the uterus and to the supporting ligaments. Establishing pelvic balance has been shown to allow the best positioning for the fetus, therefore easing the delivery process. Ideally, the more control you have over the health of your body, the more successful the pregnancy can be.
Orr Chiropractic Cares for You Before and After of Pregnancy
Both during your pregnancy and after we offer a variety of solutions to keep you healthy. We have massage therapy treatments that can reduce your stress levels and swelling within your body. Our Central Ohio office also offers nutritional counseling to ensure you get the proper nutrients to help your baby grow strong. Even after childbirth, in the weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy can begin to tighten up again we can help relieve any tension with our chiropractic care. In addition, we offer prenatal chiropractic care and chiropractic solutions for children as they grow older as well, to insure the whole family stays healthy as it grows.
Give us a call today to find out how we can help make your pregnancy as comfortable and healthy as possible!