Prenatal Chiropractic Care at Watts Chiropractic Clinic
The impending arrival of a new family member may be a blessed event, but the nine months of pregnancy leading up to it can feel more like a curse. If you suffer from prenatal aches and pains but you don't like the idea of taking painkillers while pregnant, you'll be happy to learn that prenatal chiropractic care can improve your health and comfort -- while also offering benefits for your child. Here at Watts Chiropractic Clinic in Cumming, we're glad to provide this safe, effective form of care.
Why Pregnant Women Can Benefit From Chiropractic Adjustment
Pregnancy changes the body's musculoskeletal alignment in some extreme (if temporary) ways. As you gain abdominal weight, you will probably find yourself leaning back to accommodate the physical alteration. This postural shift can strain your neck and back muscles, possibly impinging nerve tissue in the bargain. As a result, you may experience low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Impairment of nervous system function may also affect other aspects of your health, from your circulation (an issue in pregnant women who have trouble with swelling in the hands and feet) to your immune response and metabolic functions.
Another musculoskeletal change that affects pregnant bodies occurs in the pelvic area during the third trimester. The ligaments of the pelvis tend to loosen as a means of facilitating birth. But this well-intentioned change has its drawbacks because it also destabilizes the sacral spine. If you lose your alignment in this region, your baby may not be able to turn around in the womb for a head-first delivery, creating a state of dystocia (difficult labor) that may require surgical intervention.
A Safe Form of Care for Mother and Child
Thankfully, you can experience both better comfort and better health by receiving prenatal chiropractic care at Watts Chiropractic Clinic. Our chiropractor, Dr. Watts, uses treatment tables designed to help pregnant women enjoy safe, gentle, comfortable chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments can help improve your joint and nerve function, easing many of the symptoms and health challenges that accompany pregnancy. By supporting your health, we're also supporting the health of your unborn child.
As you enter the third trimester, you may benefit from chiropractic adjustments that focus on the sacral spine and pelvic area. Corrections to this part of the body can help ensure that your baby can be delivered naturally and without complications.
Schedule Prenatal Adjustments From Our Cumming Chiropractor
Are you ready to make the journey toward your blessed event more pleasant and comfortable? Call Watts Chiropractic Clinic today at (770) 886-7070 to schedule prenatal chiropractic care from our Cumming chiropractor.