What to Know About Prenatal Chiropractic Care
and the Webster Technique
During pregnancy, you may suffer from a variety of issues like back pain and leg numbness. You may even experience headaches and swollen ankles. Many of these symptoms women experience with pregnancy may be addressed and corrected by seeing a pregnancy chiropractor at BAC to Health, serving Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding area.
What Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Prenatal chiropractic care is a special type of chiropractic care for pregnant women. The treatments focus on the issues a pregnant woman has and helps her ease these discomforts naturally. A pregnancy chiropractor like Dr. John Sherman has a thorough understanding of all trimesters of pregnancy. He knows what treatments are safe based on how far along you are. Additionally, he recognizes the benefits of regular spinal alignments and healthy lifestyle habits when you're expecting to promote a healthy pregnancy and delivery for both mother and baby.
The foundation of prenatal chiropractic care in Los Angeles at BAC To Health is based on the Webster Technique. This particular type of chiropractic care revolves around how the body and nervous system interact with one another. The Webster Technique involves a specific sacral adjustment to help facilitate the mother’s pelvic alignment and function of her nervous system. In turn, this balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, reducing torsion to the uterus, and ultimately may offer a greater potential for optimal fetal positioning.
Conditions That Prenatal Chiropractic Care Treats
Chiropractic care during pregnancy helps ease discomforts in your body, such as hip pain, back pain, heartburn, morning sickness, and sciatica. A pregnancy chiropractor may use adjustments to take pressure off of the muscles and nerves in order to decrease your symptoms of sciatica, a condition that causes numbness, pain, and tingling from the lower portion of your back, possibly extending to your toes. Because certain types of alignments reduce stress on your neck and help promote blood flow, they might also reduce the prevalence of headaches and migraines during pregnancy.
Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Besides improving some of the symptoms associated with pregnancy, seeking the assistance of a chiropractor during pregnancy can benefit an expecting mother in other ways. Research shows that prenatal chiropractic care supports a more comfortable, safer, and easier birth. Additionally, during pregnancy, a spinal misalignment may limit the room your baby has to grow, but regular spinal alignments can decrease this risk. Our priority is to help you achieve the best possible birth outcome, by optimizing normal physiological function.