Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause an unlimited amount of discomfort and pain. As women seek out natural ways of dealing with the constant changes that the body is going through, chiropractic care is becoming a very mainstream and effective way of naturally treating the body. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can provide many benefits for patients including relieving and eliminating back, neck, hip and other joint pain.

Maintaining a healthy posture during pregnancy can significantly reduce pain and discomfort by helping the body better adapt to increased abdomen pressure and changes in spinal curvature. Pregnancy specific chiropractic care can also prepare the mother to naturally contend with amplified pain that can occur from continuous pelvic and postural changes due to preparation for the developing baby. For expectant mother’s, keeping the spine healthy, under chiropractic care, is one of the very best all-natural ways of keeping the immune and nervous system functioning at an optimal level, for her and her developing baby.

Dr. Irvin Henderson, member of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, also studied the effects of chiropractic adjustments on labor and delivery, reporting that women who received chiropractic adjustments in the third trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort. Establishing healthy balance and lumbar spinal alignment will help reduce the amount of restriction on the mother’s body and will optimize the developing baby’s position during development.

The implementation of gentle, noninvasive chiropractic care as part of the treatment protocol for the pregnant patient may reduce the likelihood of an in utero constraint and its associated risks after parturition. Such care has been shown to prevent or reduce the incidence of common prenatal conditions seen with neurological and physiological involvement postpartum. Continued chiropractic care will also be beneficial in assisting proper restoration of normal spinal biomechanics afterbirth.

Larry Webster, D.C., Founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), developed a very specific method of chiropractic analysis and related adjustments, which enables chiropractors to establish balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduce undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. This balanced state in the pelvis has been clinically shown to allow for optimal biomechanics and fetal positioning. Dr. Cody Elledge has years of experience with the Webster Technique, which is recognized nationally as a superior system for treating pregnant women through chiropractic care.

A nationally recognized and award-winning Chiropractor, Dr. Elledge, is honored to treat expectant mothers in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.

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