About 50% of pregnant women experience back pain. Whether you’re currently pregnant or you just gave birth, chiropractic can provide safe and effective pre- and postnatal care. At HealthySpine NY Chiropractic in Lynbrook, New York, Kentia Jean-Charles, DC, and the team offer several types of pre- and postnatal care, including spinal adjustments, posture correction, and the Webster Technique. To schedule an appointment, call the office to speak with a team member or book online today.
During pregnancy, your body experiences significant changes and an extreme amount of stress. As your baby gets bigger, your center of gravity shifts downward, placing pressure on your spine. Combined with significant weight gain and postural changes, it’s no wonder many pregnant women experience neck and back pain, migraines, and insomnia.
Chiropractic care provides a non-chemical, non-invasive treatment approach that can safely minimize the uncomfortable symptoms caused by pregnancy. One study conducted by the American Medical Board of Trustees found that women who received chiropractic care during the third trimester of pregnancy could carry and deliver comfortably.
Pre- and postnatal chiropractic sound similar, but they’re two different things.
Prenatal chiropractic care provides treatment before you give birth. The HealthySpine NY Chiropractic team offers several types of prenatal chiropractic care, including science-based nutrition advice, soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulation, and the Webster Technique.
The Webster Technique works to restore balance to the pelvic area through manual adjustments and the use of a pelvic girdle. The pelvic girdle optimizes fetal positioning, eases ligament tension, and limits pain caused by the wear-and-tear of pregnancy.
Postnatal chiropractic care provides treatment after you give birth. Following labor and delivery, many women want to lose weight and return to their pre-pregnancy level of fitness. Working with a chiropractic doctor can help you return to exercise quicker while encouraging your body’s natural healing process.
Postnatal chiropractic care can also strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments strained during your pregnancy through soft tissue therapy and other non-invasive forms of manual manipulation.
The best pre- and postnatal care depends on your stage of pregnancy.
At your initial consultation, HealthySpine NY Chiropractic conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and treatment goals. After gathering this information, they develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.
Usually, this includes a combination of nutritional counseling, regular spinal adjustments, and other treatments needed. To achieve the best possible outcome, follow your provider’s instructions carefully, and attend all follow-up appointments.
To learn more about pre- and postnatal care, schedule an appointment at HealthySpine NY Chiropractic by calling the office or booking online today.