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Administering Chiropractic Care to Pregnant Mothers in Chicago
Pregnancy is a time of great change in a woman's body. Between hormonal changes and shifts in body weight, many pregnant women don't even recognize the behavior of their own bodies during pregnancy.
Our chiropractic care can help our pregnant patients start to feel more like themselves while allowing them to be more comfortable. At Body Works Health and Wellness in Chicago, Chiropractor Dr. Z has helped pregnant women get through this challenging and exciting time. We can help you feel better, avoid injury and even better position your baby for labor.
Why Pregnant Women Benefit from Chiropractic
Many of the changes that take place in your body during pregnancy are meant to prepare you for childbirth. Other changes that take place are simply a natural consequence of growing a baby in your uterus.
For example, the ligaments in your pelvis will begin to loosen during this time. This allows you to push your baby through the birth canal. At the same time, your center of gravity will shift forward as the baby inside you begins to gain weight. This shift in weight and body structure can cause lower back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain, and can also make it easier for you to fall and become injured.
You may even get pain of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy. In addition, during pregnancy you may experience anxiety about the coming the birth, the arrival of the baby and your health in general.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care Can Help With the Following:
- Spinal adjustments. Our spinal adjustments help by re-establishing alignment in the spine, preventing the spinal cord from becoming pinched and painful. Our spinal adjustments also help ensure good communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which is especially crucial during an important time like pregnancy. We want to make sure that your growing baby not only gets all the nutrition a developing baby needs, but also the neurological information to help it grow.
- Therapeutic massage. Our therapeutic massage helps relax you at this nerve wracking time, calming your nerves and helping you to feel less anxiety about your pregnancy. Our therapeutic massage can also help relax your tense muscles, lessening back and shoulder pain.
- Therapeutic exercise. We'll teach you therapeutic exercises that will help you strengthen your muscles in a way that is safe for you and your baby. This can help prevent a dangerous fall. We'll also teach you exercises that will help get your baby into position for the upcoming labor.
Contact Us to Find Out More
If you want more information about chiropractic care during pregnancy, take a look at our latest blog post, or call us for an appointment at 312-733-8676. At your first appointment we'll make you a treatment plan, answer your questions, and then we'll do everything we can to help you through your pregnancy.