Chiropractic care is health maintenance of the spinal column, discs, related nerves and bone geometry without drugs or surgery. It involves the art and science of adjusting misaligned joints of the body, especially of the spine, which reduces spinal nerve stress and therefore promotes health throughout the body. One of the most important times for a woman to receive chiropractic care is during her pregnancy. From the moment of conception, your body goes through a series of changes. Back, pelvic and postural changes can cause unwanted pain and discomfort. The good news is, chiropractic can help!
How Can Chiropractic Help?
All chiropractors are trained to adjust pregnant women, although there are some doctors that receive even further training to become specialists in this field. Pregnant women who are interested in seeking advice from one of these individuals, should look for chiropractors who have the following certifications through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association): CACCP, DACCP, Member of the ICPA, Webster Certified. These are certifications that specifically have to do with pregnancy. No matter what chiropractor you visit for care during your pregnancy, there are a number of benefits that any pregnant woman can take advantage of while she is under this type of care.
Chiropractic care is great for mom and baby during the pregnancy and even better after delivery! Many of the pains associated with pregnancy and the delivery process can be dulled or even avoided from regular chiropractic treatment!