Prenatal Chiropractor in Cary
Can pregnant women be adjusted?
A question we get all the time is "can a pregnant woman be adjusted?" and the answer is not only can she; she should! At no other time will a woman go through such rapid physical changes in her adult life than she does when she is pregnant. The protruding abdomen, increased back curvature, pelvic changes, and hormonal fluctuations can cause stress on the spine or joints and also increase symptoms such as headaches. Chiropractic care is a safe, gentle way to take pressure off of the joints and reduce inflammation without taking medications that could be potentially harmful to the baby.
Can any chiropractor adjust a pregnant woman?
While the short answer is yes, there are a couple caveats. All chiropractors have been trained in school on how to adjust a pregnant woman. However, not all chiropractors like to or feel comfortable doing so. Find a chiropractor who has a specialized table that allows room for the growing abdomen. You can also look for chiros who are "Webster certified" or members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). This indicates that they are passionate about treating pregnant women and children. Dr. Brianna is a Cary chiropractor who has her Webster certification and is also a member of the ICPA. She regularly takes continuing education to stay up with the current research on evaluating and treating pregnant women.
Ok, but what are the benefits?
Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Reducing the time of labor and delivery
Relieving back, neck or joint pain
Decreasing incidence of headaches without the use of medication
Preventing a possible C-section