Chiropractic care works for every member of the family during every stage of life. If you are an expectant mother, our team at Cedar Springs Family Chiropractic is trained to provide prenatal care during this special time. Keep reading to find out how a prenatal chiropractor can help you while you are pregnant.
What Is Prenatal Chiropractic?
During pregnancy, a woman's body will go through many changes. We often think about the most obvious changes concerning her abdomen, but there are also other changes taking place as well. The organs inside of her body shift to make room for the growing baby. The bones of the hips and the spine also shift to accommodate the baby. Even the ligaments throughout the body stretch to new sizes. All of these changes can create a painful situation for expectant mothers.
A chiropractor can help relieve some of the pain and discomfort which is felt as these changes take place. Through gentle manipulation of the bones and joints as well as massage therapy, pregnant women can find comfort and pain relief in an all-natural way.
The foundation of all chiropractic treatment is spinal adjustments. Spinal adjustments are especially important for expectant mothers. During pregnancy, the spine is being pushed out of alignment on almost a daily basis. This can cause moms to experience back, neck, and shoulder pain. Spinal adjustments can help with this. Other parts of the body can also benefit from adjustments as well, such as the hips and shoulders.
Massage therapy is also a great way to combat the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy. Massage is a wonderful way to release tension and stress during this big life change.
Other Benefits of Chiropractic Care
In addition to relieving aches and pain, visiting our chiropractor during your pregnancy can also help in other ways as well. Chiropractic care has been proven to help improve immune system function and help with sleep disturbances. Expectant mothers often complain about sleep problems during their third trimester, but there are few sleep aids that are safe to take during pregnancy. Talk with our chiropractor about any sleep issues you may be having.
To learn more about our prenatal care services, contact us at Cedar Springs Family Chiropractic, serving Cedar Springs, MI. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule you an appointment. Give us a call today at 616-696-2688.