Chiropractic care is an alternative form of medicine that entails the adjustment of the musculoskeletal system with special focus on the spine. A chiropractor diagnoses and treats mechanical disorders that arise from various effects on the spinal column, bone geometry, disksand the related nerves. It is a unique form of treatment especially since it does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, but it is quite effective.
Pregnant women are a special group in the chiropractic practice, whereby certain chiropractors even take specializations in offering chiropractic care during the prenatal and postnatal periods. Most of the chiropractic centers uses Chiropractic software to ease the process of appointment, billing and keeping records of patients.
During pregnancy, the expecting mother undergoes certain endocrinal and physiological changes as the body prepares for the development of the baby. These changes can lead to the misalignment of the spine thus causing health issues. Here are three major reasons why expecting mothers may need chiropractic adjustments.
1. Helps Maintain a Healthy Pregnancy
As the body of an expecting mother goes through physiological and endocrinal changes to prepare for the baby’s development, the spine’s alignment may be affected in the process. Once the misalignment has taken place, the expecting mother is likely to experience symptoms such as constant headaches, trouble sleeping, indigestion, and back pain. One may brush these off as symptoms of the pregnancy but they are not and can weigh heavily on the health of the mother and consequently on the birth process of the unborn child, some more than others. For instance, indigestion prevents the expectant mother’s body from distributing the required nutrients to the fetus. These health issues can fortunately be avoided by getting chiropractic care.
2. De-complicates the Delivery Process
One of the physiological effects of the spine’s misalignment is a pelvic change which in more precise terms can be described as an imbalance on the pelvis. With the pelvic imbalance, the room left for the baby’s development interferes which is clinically referred to as intrauterine constraint. This consequently affects the child’s position during delivery and thus complicates birth process. The mother’s chance of having a natural, non-invasive birth at this point becomes less and options such a caesarian section are used in the delivery of the baby. An aligned spine, however, would help an expecting mother prevent such an eventuality.
3. Relief From Stress
Expectant mothers can experience symptoms such as nausea, headaches, back pain, neck pain and even joint pain. All these are unpleasant experiences which most expecting mothers would rather not want to go through, though they know that they have to. With chiropractic adjustments, some of these symptoms would be alleviated and reduced.
Most people do not realize it but they may be experiencing minor health issues that are caused by spinal misalignment. Pregnant women are greatly affected given that they associate the health symptoms to the pregnancy and assume that they are normal. The difference for them is that the actual issue may be relatively more severe and thus