An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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The foundation of Maternity/Pregnancy Chiropractic Care. From the moment of conception and during the 40 weeks of pregnancy, your body goes through a series of remarkable changes. It is easy for all of us to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes as the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine especially in the low back, hips, and pelvis. What we cannot see, are the millions of different hormonal changes and chemical reactions occurring both in the mother and the developing baby – all of which are controlled and coordinated through the nervous system. Now more than ever, you need a healthy spine and a nervous system that responds immediately and accurately to changing requirements in all parts of your body; that’s what chiropractic does best! Symptoms of pregnancy change with each trimester and chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy when provided by a chiropractor that has been trained to work with pregnant women.
According to recent studies, Chiropractic care may result in easier pregnancy including increased comfort during the third trimester and delivery, and reduced need for pain medications. Other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include…
For more information on these research findings, please visit the official website of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association.
According to the ICPA website:
“The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic adjustment for pregnant mothers. Working to correct sacral subluxations, this technique balances pelvic muscles and ligaments in the woman’s pelvis, removes constraint and allows the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Because of its ability to facilitate easier, safer deliveries for both the mother and baby, many birth care providers are actively seeking Doctors of Chiropractic with the skills in this technique.”
If you are a birth care provider and interested in more information on this topic, please feel free to contact our office at any time.