Chiropractic Care & Pregnancy

chiropractic care and pregnancy

During pregnancy the expectant mother's body goes through many postural and physiological changes for the developing baby.

The following changes may cause misalignments (subluxations) of the spine and joints: weight gain, a protruding abdomen that increases back curve, an increase in ligament elasticity from hormonal changes, and an increase in stress on the pelvis. Therefore, the risk of nerve interference, an imbalance in the surrounding muscles and ligaments, and discomfort may increase.

Additionally, the resulting nervous system stress may affect the mother’s body's ability to function optimally. The photo below illustrates some of the changes that occur during pregnancy.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can improve and maintain the balance in the spine and pelvis. A well-functioning nervous system not only allows for the proper function of the entire body but it allows the mother to combat many of the discomforts of pregnancy, rather than simply dealing with them.

For a happy and healthy pregnancy, we are here to educate you on all the benefits of having an active role. We can provide you the information for a midwife, doula, and any other information that would be beneficial to you. Please contact our office at 423-834-7125 for more information.

The Webster Technique

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis improved.

"The obstetric literature has determined that correct positioning of the baby in-utero affect birth outcome and decrease the potential for undue stress to the baby's developing spine and nerve system. Obstetric literature has determined the importance of normal pelvic neuro-biomechanics including uterine function and pelvic alignment for prevention of dystocia (difficult birth). Chiropractic literature has determined the significance of sacral adjustments in normalizing pelvic neuro-biomechanics."

Contact Inspire Chiropractic to learn more about chiropractic care during pregnancy.

I went in at 35 weeks pregnant because of a sharp pain in my left lower back/buttock. Dr. Becky did a short assessment and answered my questions. I was nervous because I was use to traditional, fast, twisting and popping adjustments from past other offices. The adjustment she did was gentle with no popping, just slow movements. After I left, the pain was 70% gone and by the next morning it was 100% gone. It even relieved the general back pain I thought was “normal” with pregnancy! THANK YOU!
— K.C.