Chiropractic Care during pregnancy can help ensure a healthier pregnancy and decreased pain, and complications during delivery. In children, Chiropractic Care can help the body heal, improve coordination, boost the immune system and prevent chronic conditions.
As beautiful and amazing as it is to bring a child into this world, is not always that way for Mom. Being pregnant causes a lot of strain on the physical body, combined with hormones that relax all of your ligaments in your body can be quite the recipe for pain. Luckily, Chiropractic Care can be extremely beneficial not only at helping cope with pregnancy pain but can also help improve delivery times and discomfort.
The most common reason for a pregnant woman to see a Chiropractor while pregnant is a result of musculoskeletal pain. Did you know 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain? The hormone relaxin, which is crucial for the delivery of the child, relaxes the ligaments of the body to allow for the pelvis to spread during delivery. Unfortunately, this hormone affects all of the ligaments in the body, when that is combined with the increased weight due to a growing baby in the abdomen can lead to several biomechanical issues. Particularly, to the postural curvatures of the spine. The combination of increased curvature and lax ligaments leads to spinal misalignments, that can cause muscles spasm and pain. Good news though, studies have shown that Chiropractic is not only very safe but extremely effective. In one study of 17 pregnant women, 16 women saw significant improvement of pain in less than two treatments, on average, and not a single adverse effect reported.
Chiropractic during pregnancy is not only for women in pain. There are a tremendous amount of other benefits when women were adjusted regularly throughout their pregnancy. Some of these benefits include:
When Chiropractic Care is combined with an exercise and postural strengthening routine, some of the benefits include:
If you have any of the following, Dr. Zagiba will want to discuss treatment with your Obstetrician before beginning treatment.
As a general warning, all of the following therapies and diagnostics are contraindicated for pregnant women, and will not be performed in our office.
Dr. Zagiba has adjusted his boys since the hour they were born. While delivery often times is very challenging for the mother, and puts a lot of strain on the spine and pelvis. This may cause misalignments in the spine from birth, which sometimes are completely asymptomatic, and sometimes can contribute to severe issues due to the impact on the developing spine and nerve tissue. Growing children are also not always the most nimble and sometimes overestimate their abilities and hurt their backs and necks, just like adults do. Pediatric Chiropractic can really change lives.
Pediatric Chiropractic has been shown in clinical studies to help, in some cases, with a multitude of other health issues. It is important to understand in these cases, Chiropractors are not treating the symptoms in these cases, in these cases Chiropractic Care is treating the spinal misalignment, and in turn improving the body’s natural function and immunes system. Some examples of non-muscular issues that have shown improvement in clinical studies are: