Can I Visit a Chiropractor While Pregnant?
Many women find themselves experiencing a variety of new aches and pains in their muscles and joints during pregnancy. If you're currently pregnant, knowing whether or not chiropractic care is safe and how to get appropriate chiropractic care can help you get through your pregnancy safely and with fewer aches and pains.
Seeing our Bangor chiropractor while pregnant is safe, provided that the chiropractor has appropriate prenatal experience. Knowing how to treat a pregnant patient is critical for the safety of the mother and the baby. When searching for a chiropractor to treat your pregnancy-related aches and pains, ask each practitioner you contact about his or her experience and training with pregnant patients.
Chiropractic Care Helps Treat Pregnancy-Related Problems
During pregnancy, the woman's center of gravity shifts, and the joints and ligaments in the pelvis stretch to prepare for childbirth. These changes can cause joint and muscle pain as well as lower back pain. In addition, the added weight of the baby and enlarged breasts can cause shoulder and neck pain. Chiropractors use techniques like spinal manipulation and massage therapy to reduce pressure on the joints and muscles, restore alignment to the spine and relieve the pain naturally.
Chiropractors also use special techniques to encourage the baby to assume the proper position for childbirth. This can help reduce chances of complications during labor and may help the mother avoid a necessary C-section.
These same techniques can also help women recover after pregnancy, shortening their recovery time and helping them get on their feet as quickly as possible.
Contact Our Prenatal Chiropractor in Bangor
For the very best in prenatal care in Bangor, ME, come to the Back in Balance Wellness Center! We're proud to serve the members of the Bangor community with prenatal chiropractic care. For more information or for an appointment, call us today.