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Understanding the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment during Pregnancy

While preparing your body for giving birth, there are many choices out there. Almost as soon as the baby is conceived, your body begins to change. This occurs to help support the new life growing inside you, but there can be side effects (such as pain) associated with pregnancy. Helping these changes through proper nutrition, exercise and chiropractic care can have a significant impact on the entire process, from week 1 to 40 (and on!). 

As the child grows, the weight distribution alters your body’s balance and creates increased stress on the back, neck and feet. Not long after, everyday tasks start to feel more taxing and difficult. Posture and gait change, leading to dysfunctional movement patterns. Regular chiropractic care will be able to reduce the stress on the spine and ensure that you are maintaining functionality.  It is important to understand that we as chiropractor are not moving bones, resetting joints or stressing cartilage during adjustments and that the restored range of motion created by manipulations is actually a huge proprioceptive input to the body’s central nervous system. Removing restrictions improves the overall functioning of the joints and reduces mechanical stress on the muscles. 

At Integrated Health Solutions, our team of doctors go beyond the traditional chiropractic model by incorporating several powerful therapies to aid you during your pregnancy. Soft tissue techniques, including dry needling and deep tissue myofascial release, also help to diminish discomfort and restore balance. Physical therapy exercises specific to your needs and stage of pregnancy help eliminate common symptoms like headaches, sciatica and foot pain. 

Whether you are a first-time mother or have been through the process several times, your journey can benefit immensely from making us part of your health team! If you have any questions regarding how we can help or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call!

Content provided by Dr. Drew Hunt

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