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CHIROPRACTIC CARE AND PREGNANCY

Prenatal CareNEUROMUSCULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES DURING PREGNANCY

Regular chiropractic care is an integral part of the prenatal and postpartum care during pregnancy. It helps keep mom feeling good and assists her in coping with the physical stresses of an ever changing body.

During pregnancy, most women experience a number of neuromuscular and biochemical problems which respond favorably to gentle, safe, noninvasive chiropractic care.

These changes include:

  • Release of hormones which causes muscle and ligament relaxation
    • Allows joints to more easily misalign
  • Increased weight gain and change in weight distribution which causes:
    • Increased curve of the low back
    • Changes in center of gravity
    • Alteration of gait and "flattening" of feet
    • Increased laxity in joints (especially pelvis and low back)
    • Mid-back pain related to increased breast size and postural changes
    • Hip pain
    • Pain when rising from a seated/lying position
    • Sciatica

The above changes primarily affect the pelvic and spinal ligaments, muscles, joints and other supportive soft tissues. These changes cause sprain/strains of pelvic and spinal structures, as well as alteration of the normal spinal curvatures and spinal biomechanics. The result is an increased stress on the body leading to pain and discomfort.

CHIROPRACTIC & PRENATAL CARE

Consult your chiropractor early; it is a good idea to see him or her when pregnancy is indicated. Spinal adjustments help the body adapt to these increasing demands. Your chiropractor's advice and attention will help make the prenatal phase as healthy and fulfilling as nature intended.

A chiropractor is a specialist, trained to detect interference of nerve impulse transmission. Correcting such interference with spinal adjustments, to restore good health.

Best of all, regular chiropractic care may reduce the severity of labor pains, increase the possibility of an uncomplicated delivery, and ensure faster postnatal recovery.

Our approach includes hands on therapies and education, which help the woman adapt to the changes her body goes through during pregnancy.

Through our hands-on approach, we work to restore balance to the women's ever-changing structures. Using a variety of low-force adjusting techniques, we help restore and maintain normal motion in the joints throughout the spine and pelvis. This removes any nerve irritation or interference that may be occurring as the mother's body adapts to her growing baby. We also use a combination of myofascial release, cranial-sacral therapy, soft tissue techniques, and stretches to further support and balance the involved ligaments and muscles.

Chiropractic care before and during pregnancy is an essential element of our pre-natal care choices. Obstetrical texts report that difficult labors are caused by pelvic imbalances and its resulting effects on the uterus and the baby's position. Care at DeCrescenzo Chiropractic restores balance to your pelvic muscles and ligaments which leads to easier births with fewer interventions such as Pitocin, forceps, vacuum extractions and cesarean sections. Chiropractic adjustments not only reduce physical aches and pains, they remove interference on the nervous system allowing the uterus to function at it's maximal potential and guide the baby to an optimal position for birth. This supports safer and more satisfying labor and deliveries.

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Dr. Gregory DeCrescenzo and Dr. Shadi Shakoori are proud members of the American Chiropactic Association. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.

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Since spinal discs have a very poor blood supply, they also depend upon the circulation of joint fluids to bring in nutrients and expel waste. If a spinal joint loses its normal motion and this pumping action is impaired, the health of the disc deteriorates. Like a wet sponge, a healthy disc is flexible. A dry sponge is hard, stiff, and can crack easily. This is how many disc problems begin.
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