Is it safe to receive a chiropractic adjustment while I am pregnant? Does either of us have to worry about any of the potential side effects that a chiropractor might tell you about. The answer is yes and no. What we mean is you don’t need to worry too much if you are healthy and in good alignment already, because most likely there won’t be any issues whatsoever with receiving care from a licensed professional who’s familiarized with pregnant women. So neither you nor your chiropractor will have too many concerns for those reasons… Time to deliver your baby is getting close and you’re worried about how it will affect the health of both you and your baby. There are several ways that chiropractic can relieve all of the stress standing between you and a healthy delivery; by reducing the time involved in labor, relieving back, neck or joint pain caused by non-optimal positioning, and finally by helping with preparation of your pelvis so that when it’s time to deliver, it is much easier on you because your body won’t need to fight against itself due to misalignment! Invasive methods, such as the use of prescription painkillers for instance may pose a threat to the mum-to-be and to the baby. Some studies have even linked substance abuse to complications during birth, and therefore have questioned the safety of using these drugs during this fragile time. If either you or someone you know is pregnant, ask them if they’d like to get checked out by our chiropractor and suggest that healthcare becomes noninvasive – so that it can not only be safer for them but also for their youngling growing inside.
Alternatives in health care like chiropractic services offering pain management and rehabilitation can benefit patients of all ages. These programs promote wellness by applying the most up-to-date techniques and technologies to better serve people. Chiropractors use their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to assess the problem areas that may be causing your discomfort. We provide treatment options based on each individual’s condition, mind, spirit and body. These are some of the questions my pregnant patients have asked me – because I happen to be a chiropractor who also treats those expecting or who just had a baby. Not only do the expectant parents that come to see me have babies, but so do all my patients! Many of them want to know if it’s ok to get an adjustment while pregnant and some even want to know if I can help relieve the pain with tactics other than just drugs.
Can chiropractic care during pregnancy help you? The short answer is yes. There are a number of complications that chiropractic can help to treat during this life-changing event for women. However, it’s important to understand the specifically how this health care system can benefit women and their families throughout the labor process, preventing potential problems and even easing back pain, headaches and joint discomfort. One resource notes that chiropractic checkups can be used to: Maintain a healthier pregnancy Control symptoms of nausea Reduce the time of labor and delivery Relieve back, neck or joint pain Prevent a potential cesarean delivery A chiropractor can help reduce all of the stress your body is under, re-align the spine to use less energy, and position your pelvis in a position that will hold, support and then deliver your baby with greater ease. It’s non-invasive and safe for both you and the baby. Many insurance companies even cover it. Most people who see chiropractors during pregnancy notice marked improvements in every aspect of their health.
If you have any questions, please e-mail me, at . We provide pain management, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and wellness programs for Chicago and the northern suburbs of Chicago including Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Glencoe, and Glenview as part of a chiropractic wellness program.