Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to stop taking care of yourself. Chiropractic and massage therapy during pregnancy is completely safe.
For Chiropractic, a properly aligned spine can help make pregnancy and delivery more comfortable. Many women seek chiropractic care to relieve neck or back pain as a result of weight gain and changed biomechanics during pregnancy. If you are not in pain, Chiropractic can help improve balance and alignment in your spine and pelvis. Regular chiropractic care can also provide a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery for both mother and baby. It stimulates the nervous system to enable proper functioning of your reproductive organs, thus supporting the needs of your baby throughout pregnancy and during delivery.
For Massage Therapy, research has shown it can be a very active component in a women’s prenatal care. After you are safely out of your first trimester, massage therapy can help with hormone regulation, reduction of swelling, decrease nerve pain--especially with the sciatic nerve, improve circulation, decrease back and joint pain, and help you sleep better at night. During the massage, you will be lying on your side with plenty of pillows to keep you and your baby comfortable.
If you want more information on how Atlantic Spine Clinic can help you with your pregnancy, give us a call! We’d be happy to answer any questions you have and even work with you doctor.