During pregnancy, your hormones are in a state of flux. Certain hormones increase exponentially while others drop to accommodate the changes your body is going through. They can also affect the way your body moves. For example, your joints loosen in preparation for birth. This can affect gait, posture, and balance. Prenatal chiropractic can help with these issues.
One common issue chiropractors see in prenatal patients is increased curvature of the spine as expecting mom’s bodies often compensate for their growing bellies by leaning backward. This can cause undue back pain and lead to spinal misalignment. If you’re experiencing joint, back, or pelvic pain during pregnancy and you’re located in Manhattan, give us a call.
Are Adjustments Safe During Pregnancy?
Chiropractic care is generally considered safe. Spinal adjustments treat spinal nerve pressure and pain to promote wellness throughout the body. They don’t require medication or invasive surgical procedures. Treatment for prenatal patients has specific demands, so while chiropractors do receive training on prenatal treatment techniques, some specialize in treating patients during pregnancy. We also use special adjustment tables to accommodate the growing bellies of expecting patients. Moms can visit a chiropractor through all stages of their pregnancy including during the third trimester.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Your Baby
Your baby needs space to grow and move in preparation for his or her arrival. Adjustments can help align your pelvis. A misaligned pelvis can lead to complications by limiting the amount of space your baby has to grow. Chiropractic adjustments can also help make labor and delivery progress more smoothly. When a mother’s pelvis is aligned properly, a baby can more easily move into the head down, rear-facing position for birth. An inability for the baby to move into the proper position can lead to a breech position which could require a cesarean section for a safe delivery.
Make an Appointment with Our Chiropractors in Manhattan, KS
Chiropractic treatments can relieve your back and joint pain and even restore balance. Pelvic adjustments can help put the pelvis into proper alignment to help ease labor and delivery. Call us today at (785) 537-2211 or visit our office to make an appointment.