Are you pregnant and suffer from any of the following?
- Morning sickness
- Back pain
- Sciatica pain
- Postpartum depression
Dr. Collard has seen great success relieving many of the discomforts of pregnancy. In our office we use acupuncture to relieve nausea, fatigue and postpartum depression while chiropractic care relieves sciatica pain, headaches and back pain.
Acupuncture and chiropractic will improve you and your baby’s health and aid in a healthy delivery.
Chiropractic Care Is Absolutely Safe During Pregnancy.
Because we use a drug-free approach, chiropractic care is absolutely safe during pregnancy for both you and your unborn baby. Dr. Collard uses special tables and adjustments that are safe for the baby and equally as effective for you. Because your body is going through a great deal of changes in a short time, it is recommended that you get regular chiropractic care, as this will keep your body limber and moving easily, thus aiding in a healthy delivery and faster recovery.
What Causes Back Pain In Pregnancy?
Back pain is a very common complaint during pregnancy. This can be caused by a number of things. It is most often the result of your center of gravity shifting with your growing abdomen, causing strain and stress on the muscles and ligaments surrounding your spine. As you get further along in your pregnancy, a hormone called relaxin is produced to help your body loosen the ligaments in preparation for the birthing process. Unfortunately, this can also be a cause of back pain, as well as pain in other areas of the body, as they are more easily strained and your body misaligned. This hormone can remain in your system for some time after pregnancy also, causing instability in the joints. Your chiropractor can give you some mild exercises to help re-strengthen the muscles of your back and abdomen, aiding in support of your spine.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help After Pregnancy?
One of the more common complaints following childbirth is lower back pain. Due to the stress of carrying the baby, the relatively rapid weight gain, and hormonal changes within your body, the spine and the muscles surrounding it are strained and stretched. Chiropractic treatments can help to restore your body structure to its pre-pregnancy state.
Can Chiropractic Care Be Helpful For My Partner And Baby?
Although mainly the mother experiences the majority of the changes during pregnancy, parenting a new baby can be physically and mentally demanding on the whole family, including the infant. Parents often complain of beck and neck aches from holding and feeding their new baby. The baby also goes through a demanding birth process, and we can help your baby recover and adjust to their new environment.