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Prenatal Chiropractic FAQs

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Prenatal discomfort is a normal symptom of pregnancy, but it’s not fun. There are many benefits to prenatal chiropractic care. At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation in Bayou Cane, LA, we can help alleviate prenatal discomfort. Our team of chiropractors is happy to help answer any of your questions about prenatal care.


Your Health During Pregnancy

Pregnancy causes a multitude changes within your body. Your posture can change, since your abdominal area will increase in size and weight. This happens when the ligaments in your pelvis begin to loosen up. This can cause instability at the spinal column base. Muscle strain and nerve impingement can occur during pregnancy, which cause neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Some pregnant women may even experience neurological symptoms in their legs or arms.

What Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care?

Pregnancy usually comes with musculoskeletal strains and nerve impingement. Prenatal chiropractic care will alleviate these symptoms. Chiropractic care for pregnant women involves adjustments that help the nerves and joints function normally. This decreases pains, aches, nausea, and other functional problems. This can also help you avoid risks and side effects associated with pain-relieving medications.

Prenatal care often involves spine alignment. When a woman gives birth, the fetus will rotate in the womb to an upside-down position from an upright position. However, without a spine that has normal alignment, there may not be enough room for the fetus to make this shift in position. This can result in a breech birth. With prenatal chiropractic care, we can make sure your spine is aligned.

The Webster Technique

One specialized form of prenatal chiropractic care is known as the Webster Technique. This technique works to correct problems with alignment in the lower spine and pelvic areas that might interfere with a regular delivery. Our chiropractors are trained to give pregnant women adjustments that help the baby shift positions in the womb so that the mom can have a natural and safe delivery. This technique is usually not started until the mom is in her eighth month of pregnancy.

Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care Safe?

Chiropractic care is extremely safe for both the mother and child. Special tables that are designed to comfortably fit pregnant women’s bodies are used at our center. Our chiropractors are experts and only use gentle techniques to help with the improvement of your well-being and health.

Visit Us Today

If you are looking for safe prenatal chiropractic care, our team can help. Call Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation in Bayou Cane, LA to schedule your first appointment today.