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Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractor in Bentonville, AR

During pregnancy, a woman’s body changes in many ways as a baby grows. Due to the growth of the baby and the shift of internal organs, a woman’s posture can change, and pressure can be placed on parts of the body that did not experience issues before the pregnancy. Due to the weight and size of a growing infant, added pressure on the back can cause nerve compression or muscle spasms. Gentle, effective spinal adjustments can help during the different stages of pregnancy by relieving the pressure placed on nerves and allowing spasming muscles to relax, significantly improving a woman’s comfort level. Additionally, when the spinal bones are aligned, an infant will have optimal space to grow.

Benefits of Seeing a Prenatal Chiropractor

Many women experience lower back pain, sciatica pain, and round ligament pain during pregnancy, which can make it almost impossible for expecting mothers to walk, stand up, or sit for long periods without significant pain and discomfort, which can have a major impact on a woman’s quality of life during pregnancy, preventing them from completing simple tasks around the home or getting uninterrupted sleep during the night. Seeing an experienced chiropractor during pregnancy will not only help to relieve pain naturally, but it also comes with these added benefits:

  • It can speed up the recovery time after delivery
  • Can reduce labor and delivery time
  • Can prevent the need for pain medication
  • Treatment will restore pelvic balance
  • Can maximize room for the infant in the womb

When you’re pregnant, everything can change, from the way you sit to the way you sleep and walk, while your body struggles to function normally as your infant continues to grow at a rapid rate, which can cause misalignment and joint dysfunction.

A chiropractor will realign the spine and restore pelvic balance to safely and naturally relieve many of the everyday aches and pains associated with pregnancy and to improve your sleep, mobility, flexibility, and range of motion.

What to Expect at Your Chiropractic Appointment

In many ways, treatment during pregnancy is similar to the type of treatment you would receive if you weren’t expecting. If you’ve never received chiropractic treatment, you first have to complete paperwork detailing your medical history, the reason for your visit, and any specific concerns you would like to address.

What to Expect at Your Chiropractic Appointment

At your first appointment, you will need to fill out intake forms to provide us with as much information as possible concerning your medical history, current issues with arthritis, pain level, and the daily challenges you encounter due to the disease. The first appointment is about getting to know all about you and your health issues and creating a plan that can address your pain. A chiropractor will meet with you to go over the intake forms, answer all of your questions, and discuss common chiropractic treatments that are used to address arthritis pain.

Initial Evaluation

During your visit, your chiropractor will conduct a physical assessment to identify areas of dysfunction and misalignment. They will use your medical history and the results of that assessment to create a personalized treatment plan that can include services and modalities that are safe and effective during pregnancy.

Adjustment

This portion of your appointment will focus on the areas of misalignment, using safe, gentle, and beneficial techniques that can restore balance to the spine and pelvis. The Webster technique is commonly used to adjust pregnant women and focuses on the sacrum's alignment within the pelvis. Using controlled force and other techniques that are specifically approved for use during pregnancy, a chiropractor's adjustments can realign vertebrae and joints, reducing pain, inflammation, and pressure placed on nerves.

Chiropractic Adjustments Post-Delivery

Postnatal treatment will focus on helping your body to heal after delivery and return to pre-pregnancy health. Treatment can also help as your body adjusts to changing hormone levels that occur following delivery. Some women seek chiropractic treatment after delivery due to pain and discomfort, while others do so to feel stronger and healthier than ever before.

Benefits of post-delivery chiropractic treatment can include:

  • The fortification of loosened ligaments
  • Restoration of nerve function
  • Addressing blockages and subluxations that occurred during pregnancy

Many women have found that chiropractic treatment following pregnancy can assist them in moving the way they did before they became pregnant. New mothers can experience many other benefits with post-delivery treatment that promotes wellness and healing.

Make an Appointment With Our Doctor

Pregnancy can be an exciting and wonderful time. Still, it can also be difficult for expecting mothers who are suffering from debilitating pain and discomfort that is impacting their quality of life. Pregnancy does not have to be painful and uncomfortable. At Deep Roots Chiropractic Health Center, we utilize techniques that help alleviate pain, improve flexibility and range of motion, and reduce stress on both mother and child. Contact us today at (479) 334-0219 to schedule an appointment. Let us help improve your comfort and manage your pain so you can fully enjoy this exciting time.

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Common Questions Our Patients Have About Prenatal Chiropractic

How Often Should I Go to the Chiropractor While Pregnant?

In many cases, pregnant women will see their chiropractor one to four times a month during their first trimester and every 2-3 weeks until the last month of their pregnancy.

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt a Baby?

No studies have linked chiropractic adjustments to an increased risk of miscarriage. Spinal adjustments are considered safe during pregnancy, although with high-risk pregnancies, treatment may not be recommended.

Should You Tell Your Chiropractor You’re Pregnant?

Yes. You should notify your chiropractor if you’re pregnant since your pregnancy may change what treatments are utilized. Your chiropractor can create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs during this time.

Can I Lay on My Stomach for Chiropractic Treatment While Pregnant?

Chiropractors will use specialized equipment, such as adjustable tables with belly cutouts designed to accommodate a woman’s growing abdomen. This will eliminate the risk of placing undue pressure on a growing infant.

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