Being pregnant is a very special time in a woman’s life. For 75 percent of pregnant women, however, the path to giving birth causes back or pelvic pain. As a pregnancy advances and the body changes, aches and pains increase. Expectant mothers can look forward to relief when they visit our Meyer Medical and Chiropractic in Orlando and Apopka. Our chiropractors provide prenatal chiropractic services based solely on natural therapies.
What Is Prenatal Chiropractic?
Prenatal chiropractic is a type of treatment that provides expectant mothers with a safe way to preserve their spinal alignment, reduce stress on their musculoskeletal system, and lower their risk for joint pain as a fetus grows. Treatments from our chiropractors use natural, non-invasive therapies that avoid surgery or medication.
The primary therapy utilized in prenatal chiropractic is manual adjustments to correct any spinal misalignments. These adjustments help the nervous system and the body as a whole to function better by relieving pressure on joints, nerves, bones, and discs and eliminating potential pain from inflamed or irritated parts of the spine.
Prenatal services also include nutritional advice plus education that assists pregnant women in working with their obstetrical team. All therapies are safe to use throughout a pregnancy. They differ from some standard chiropractic techniques in that they carefully avoid excessive stress on the patient’s abdomen. Some practitioners use special tables that accommodate pregnancies as they advance.
Benefits from Treatment
Prenatal chiropractic treatment includes finding and relieving restrictions of spinal vertebrae that interfere with how the body communicates with its parts. These restrictions typically develop as a pregnancy progresses. Our doctors resolve these issues using manual adjustments.
Soft tissue therapies help relax stiff or aching muscles, increase range of motion, and reduce swelling. Treatment might also include exercises, stretches, ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, or a combination of them. Benefits include relief from:
- Leg pain linked to sciatica
- Pain in the lower back
- Pelvic or hip pain
- Sacroiliac pain
- Headache discomfort, nausea, and vomiting
- Round ligament pain
- Pubic symphysis pain
Patients enjoy a healthier pregnancy, improved posture and balance, and reduced discomfort. Treatment can also lower the risk of delivery issues such as a breech or posterior presentation.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractors in Orlando and Apopka
At Meyer Medical and Chiropractic, we provide prenatal chiropractic care as part of a full range of chiropractic services for families in or near Orlando and Apopka. We work with the natural strengths of your body to reduce pain and discomfort, help you recover from injuries, and enjoy better sleep. Call our Orlando office today at (407) 445-4500 or our Apopka office at (407) 445-4501.