Being pregnant is a joyous celebration — a time where parents prepare for the arrival of their new bundle of joy. Emotions often range from excited, to stressed, joy and concern. As beautiful and joyous as this occasion is, the actual act of being pregnant can be incredibly uncomfortable. There are many reasons for this discomfort. First, you are physically growing, which should be enough, right? Having to navigate this newly shaped body and its limitations can be physically exhausting and mentally taxing. This can make your time preparing for your new baby a distressing and uncomfortable one, instead of happy and blissful. Here at Harborside Sport and Spine, we offer Prenatal chiropractic services with the best pregnancy chiropractic physicians. Our facility is welcoming and caring and ready to help you feel better and back to enjoying the wonderful occasion of pregnancy.
Your discomfort can come in a variety of forms. Carrying the weight of your child in your belly can cause intense lower back pain as if you were always taking a cinderblock with you. Your child is moving inside of you, with their head putting pressure on specific areas of your body; for instance, having pressure on your sciatic nerve. Having pressure on this nerve can cause intense pain in your lower back, with shooting pains running down your leg and making it impossible to move and find a comfortable position. Due to your increased weight, you also will experience neck pain and joint pain.
So how can chiropractic care help you feel more comfortable during your pregnancy? Not to mention, is it safe? The answer is yes! Chiropractic care is safe not only for you but also the child you carry. It is also natural. Chiropractic services are an excellent alternative to taking pain-relieving drugs. Some of which, you would have to take large quantities to begin to feel any relief from your symptoms. Although this relieves some of your pain, that medication also goes to your unborn child, which can ultimately harm them if not monitored appropriately. The purpose of chiropractic treatment is to reduce pain and discomfort by merely realigning the body and relieving pressure in the areas that cause pain. Although this form of pain relief is natural and safe; high-risk pregnancies should contact their obstetrician before proceeding with any types of pain relief.
Prenatal chiropractic therapy not only relieves physical ailments in your back, legs, neck, and joints. There are several other health benefits to receiving chiropractic health care. Studies have shown that receiving prenatal chiropractic therapy can also maintain a healthier pregnancy by controlling symptoms of nausea, reducing the time of labor and delivery, and even preventing a potential cesarean delivery
Post-natal chiropractic treatment is also helpful. Once you have given birth to your little bundle of joy, your body continues to go through many physical changes. It will then again need help to readjust and realign parts of your body like your neck, back, and spine. Post-natal chiropractic treatment can also help restore balance to your pelvis to help prevent any permanent injury to your body as a result of your pregnancy.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give us a call and reach out to our well informed and friendly staff. Harborside Sport & Spine offers chiropractic services with the best Chiropractic Physicians, Physical Therapists, and Massage Therapists in the area. For more information or to make an appointment call us at (201) 885-6952.
We look forward to helping you feel better!