Pregnancy and Chiropractic
Pregnant women can safely receive chiropractic care. In fact, chiropractic treatments promote a healthy, stress-free pregnancy by alleviating joint pain, muscle aches and nausea.
Chiropractors are trained to accommodate the special needs of pregnant women. Modifications are made to prevent pressure on the abdomen. Dr. Carissa’s adjusting table has the capability to be modified to accommodate a growing belly at all stages of pregnancy.
During pregnancy the body goes through major changes, which often causes joint malfunctions in the spine. Weight gain, changes to the alignment of the pelvis, changes to posture, and increased curvature of the back all contribute to pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic treatments can be especially effective in reducing the effects of these physical stresses on the body.
Other pregnancy ailments such as nausea and morning sickness can be effectively treated by chiropractic. Stress to the uterus and its supporting ligaments may be reduced by means of a specialized technique in establishing balance in the pelvis. Maintaining a healthy spinal alignment will assist the body in functioning more effectively during this significant time of change.