Prenatal Chiropractic in NYC
Prenatal Chiropractic helps with the pain during the many changes of pregnancy. You may experience pain in your back, hips, legs and feet. Sciatic nerve pain can also present itself during pregnancy due to an increase in water retention and weight. When weight distribution changes, there is additional pressure on your lower back, affecting your discs and increasing muscle tension.
Gentle, non-force chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate body stress and provide relief from
ongoing discomfort. For women trying to avoid medications to treat pain, chiropractic manipulation is a safe and natural option. Doctors of chiropractic can also offer nutrition, ergonomic, and exercise advice to help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy.
Expected results from chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Decreased back and pelvic pain
- Increased ease with natural changes related to pregnancy
- Increased pelvic space facilitating the baby’s growth, labor and delivery
- Decreased labor time
- Increased appreciation of all the processes that occur during pregnancy
- A deepened awareness of one’s body
A NYC Pregnancy Chiropractor can also be beneficial after childbirth. In the eight weeks following labor and delivery, the ligaments that loosened during pregnancy begin to tighten and return to their pre-pregnancy state. Ideally, joint problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting or reaching should be treated during this time to prevent muscle tension, headaches, rib discomfort, and shoulder problems.