Prenatal Chiropractic Care at The Russell Center for Chiropractic & Sports Medicine
Pregnancy can be tough on the body, especially towards the end. While this is an exciting time, there are also steps you should take to prepare for delivery.
Dr. Russell has always been an advocate of preventive as well as rehabilitative care. Regular monthly or bi-monthly appointments during the 40 weeks of pregnancy helps align the spine as body changes occur as well as free any impingements caused by added weight and posture shifts.
According to literature compiled by NIH, “Chiropractic care has typically included the care of pregnant patients to assure the patient a comfortable pregnancy and to help facilitate an uncomplicated labor and delivery. It has been reported that approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain during their pregnancy and 50% to 75% of women experience back pain during labor.”
There is evidence that women with back pain experience longer labor and by reducing back pain chiropractic can contribute to reducing the duration of labor.
What is Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Prenatal chiropractic care focuses on the specific needs of expectant mothers. We utilize gentle and non-invasive techniques to help with spinal alignment and improve your overall well-being. Our chiropractor specializes in prenatal care and understand the challenges women endure during pregnancy. We use adjustments and other therapeutic techniques to help improve nervous system function, enhance pelvic alignment, and promote overall comfort during pregnancy.
Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor During Pregnancy
In addition to pain relief, prenatal chiropractic care offers a variety of benefits for expectant mothers. The techniques can help with proper fetal positioning, reduce breech or posterior positions that may complicate labor from occurring, and reduce your discomfort. With pelvic alignment, we may also contribute to a shorter and more comfortable labor experience. Along with that, when the function of your nervous system is improved, you can enjoy a healthier pregnancy.
Alleviates Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Back Pain, and Joint Pain
Neck pain and joint pain are common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes, increased weight, and postural adaptations. Our chiropractor uses gentle techniques to realign the spine and pelvis, which reduces stress on the joints and reduces discomfort. The adjustments help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and restore function to allow expectant mothers to move more comfortably and perform daily activities with ease.
When Should I See a Pregnancy Chiropractor?
We recommended seeking prenatal chiropractic care at any stage of pregnancy, whether in the early weeks or the final trimester. As the body experiences significant changes to accommodate the growing baby, many women experience back pain, pelvic pain, round ligament pain, and sciatica. When you visit us regularly, we can address these issues, prove relief, and help your body adapt to these changes.
Chiropractic Care for Safe Delivery
Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help decrease the need for cesarean section deliveries or medication during birth. Not only that, but the methods used can reduce he aches, improve digestion, and improve sleep quality, which are crucial for a healthy pregnancy.
Contact us for Treatment Today
At The Russell Center for Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Beverly, MA, we offer a wide variety of prenatal chiropractic treatments. Whether you need a chiropractic adjustment or relief from neck pain, joint pain, or shoulder pain, our team is happy to help. To schedule your appointment, call our office at (978) 927-2607 today!