Chiropractic Care & 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."