During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes profound changes. While pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, pregnancy is frequently marked by acute lower back pain, pelvic pain and general discomfort. Our experienced chiropractor Dr. Taylor supports expectant mothers through pregnancy by providing drug-free pain relief that helps them prepare for a safe, natural birth. Prenatal chiropractic care, including the Webster Adjustment Technique and prenatal massage therapy, can help reduce back and neck pain and relieve muscle and joint pain– no drugs necessary!
Prenatal Chiropractic Care for Drug-Free Pain Relief
During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity begins to shift as the baby’s head places pressure on the legs, back, buttocks and bladder. This additional pressure can irritate the sciatic nerve, triggering radiating and numbing pain sensations in the lower back, buttocks and legs. Pregnancy hormones will loosen the ligaments in the pelvic bone to better accommodate the growing fetus. While this change is important for a child’s development, it can also create additional postural imbalances in the mother and intensify lower back pain and pelvic pain. Many pregnant women feel they have limited options for drug-free pain management. The good news is that care is changing this! Our prenatal care is designed to support a woman’s body inside and out for a safe, healthy pregnancy.
Chiropractic care is safe for women during all trimesters of pregnancy when they receive adjustments from a licensed, trained and experienced prenatal chiropractor. At Twin Creeks Health, we use specialized adjustment tables that are designed to comfortably support a woman’s changing body. We work closely with each of our patients to design a customized treatment plan that supports their changing needs throughout pregnancy.
Our prenatal chiropractic care plans typically include the Webster Adjustment Technique, a specialized chiropractic technique developed specifically to help manage pregnancy pain for expectant mothers. The Webster Adjustment Technique supports the correct alignment of the pelvis and spine during pregnancy. Correct pelvic alignment will reduce intrauterine constraint, which will help the baby to move into the optimum position for delivery and reduce the likelihood for a c-section. We recommend chiropractic care with the Webster Adjustment technique for women who are seeking a natural birth with minimal to no intervention.
Complementing Chiropractic Care with Massage Therapy in Roseville
In addition to chiropractic care, we also recommend prenatal massage therapy. Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy are naturally complementary treatment techniques. These techniques help to reduce the physical pain, stress and tension associated with pregnancy, enhances a woman’s overall well-being, and may even make for an easier natural birth. Massaging sore or tender tissue can have a profound effect on whole body health beyond pain relief. Prenatal massage naturally manages stress and hormone fluctuations, enhances the mind-body connection, and helps to prepare an expectant mother’s body for birth through a gentle, nurturing touch.
To learn more about the benefits of prenatal chiropractic care, including the Webster Technique and prenatal massage therapy, schedule an appointment with our chiropractor today by calling us at (916) 781-2600!