Pregnancy brings along a lot of joy, but it can also bring on some aches and pain due to the changes your body is going through while growing an infant. Is it safe to see your chiropractor to help you combat some of those woes? Take a look at some things you should know about visiting a Boca Raton chiropractor while you are expecting.
All Chiropractors Are Trained to Treat Pregnant Women
Chiropractors are trained during medical school on how to properly treat women who are expecting. Therefore, you should never be turned away by a chiropractor if you are seeking treatment and are pregnant. Even though your body is changing and there are essentially two people in treatment and not just one, chiropractors can and will see you.
Most Chiropractors have Special Equipment for Women Who Are Pregnant
There are actually some chiropractors who focus on prenatal clients or designate a large area of their practice to treating women who are expecting a baby. However, pretty much every contractor has special equipment that is designed with the pregnant female in mind. For example, the treatment table for someone who is pregnant will have a hole cut out at the midsection so no undue stress is placed on the mother’s abdomen during her chiropractic adjustment.
There Are Benefits to Chiropractic Care While Pregnant
According to the American Pregnancy Association, not only is chiropractic care during pregnancy perfectly safe, it can actually offer a pregnant woman some benefits. Some of the issues that come along with pregnancy include pelvic changes, postural changes, and increased back curve. These changes can cause issues in the spine and pelvic floor. Intrauterine constraint is a condition in which the developing fetus doesn’t have proper space for growth, and this issue is directly relative to having a misaligned pelvic floor. The chiropractor can help keep your spine and pelvic floor aligned. Some other benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Relieving pain in the neck, back, or joints
- Deterring the potential of needing a cesarean
- Reducing labor time
Now that you know visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy is safe, it may be time to schedule an appointment. Reach out to us at Shadowood Chiropractic Center in Boca Raton, FL.