Chiropractic and Pregnancy

By Dr. Dan Van Roon • August 17th, 2009

Did you know?
Chiropractic can be utilized in all stages of pregnancy. It is inexpensive, drug free, effective and the safest procedure that can be performed for an expectant mother. Chiropractic adjustments seek to balance the joints of the body in order to normalize nerve function. In restoring joint function, chiropractors are relieving nerve irritation which in turn relaxes muscles and the ligaments of the pelvis and uterus.

When the joints are happy, the expecting mother can expect decreased pain in the area treated. Also, when the nerves are happy, life returns to the area, creating a sense of well being and improved health. Pregnant women are receiving chiropractic care every day, yet there are no reports of adverse reactions in the literature.

Studies show chiropractic adjustments to be many times safer than taking Advil and other over-the-counter medications. Precautions for the pregnant patient include the need for special technique to allow for baby and mother comfort. Due to the special hormone profile of the pregnant patient that causes a decreased tone in the ligaments of her body, less force is often needed for manipulations. Taking a detailed health history will reveal any other precautions that should be observed.

If you or a loved one are having difficulty during your pregnancy, or would like to discuss the benefits of Chiropractic care during this special time, please feel free to contact our office and any time.

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