Pregnancy is a tough time for any woman. The reward at the end of bringing a beautiful life into this world is justified, but the endurance of a nine-month pregnancy can take its toll. At Mauricio Chiropractic we understand the changes that a woman’s body goes through when pregnant and believe that regular prenatal chiropractic treatment can aid in the comfort and wellness during all three trimesters.
Can you go to the Chiropractor while Pregnant?
Yes, you can receive chiropractic care while pregnant. All of our chiropractors at Mauricio Chiropractic are trained to work with pregnant women. A woman’s body goes through many physical changes while pregnant, and many can be uncomfortable as it all happens in a relatively short period of time. Through regular chiropractic treatments we can manipulate the body to prepare it for these changes, which will help ease discomfort throughout the latter stages of a pregnancy.
What are the Benefits to Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women is alleviating some of the bodily discomforts that come when you’re expecting. Here are some of the more common discomforts associated with pregnancy and how a prenatal chiropractor can help.
Lower Back Pain while Pregnant
Suffering from lower back pain is one of the most common ailments when it comes to pregnancy. It is natural that as a woman’s weight increases in the belly, her center of gravity will be pulled forward. This causes the spine to curve which will strain her lower back. In order to reduce this symptom a chiropractor can help maintain proper posture during treatments. Through spinal manipulation therapy a chiropractor will make small chiropractic adjustments that are completely safe for mother and baby. In addition to this, some light stretching will make the body more flexible and reduce the aching from rigidness. Chiropractic adjustments can be especially attractive to people who would like to stay away from medications while pregnant and suffering from lower back pain.
Sciatica Caused by Pregnancy
A common secondary phenomenon caused by lower back pain is the sciatic nerve becoming irritated. The sciatic nerve runs from each side of the spine down to the foot, connecting all of the muscles in the lower half of the body. When pinched or irritated it can become uncomfortable for a pregnant woman. This is known as Sciatica. When suffering from Sciatica a woman can feel mild aches to sharp severe pains in the back and side of the legs. Other symptoms include numbness and tingling and weakness in either leg or foot. Through spinal adjustments and stretching a chiropractor can release the pressure that is causing the pinched sciatic nerve which should alleviate the problems. Call Mauricio Chiropractic today at one of our locations to receive a professional opinion on lower back pain and sciatic nerve problems.
Joint Pain while Pregnant
Joint pains are equally as common in pregnant women. Due to the natural increase in weight it is common for knee and ankle joints to come under increased pressure. This in turn can also decrease the required blood flow throughout the legs that can cause severe aching and throbbing. Soft tissue massages can relax the muscles which will not only loosen the joints but will improve the blood flow. Blood will carry the oxygen to these joints which will allow them to heal quicker after a prolonged time of being under pressure. Due to the increased weight and off-putting balance, through spinal adjustments and corrective posture treatments the knees and ankles should be restrained from taking the majority of unnatural pressure. Call one of our chiropractic clinics to set up a preliminary appointment to see how our prenatal chiropractor can help you.
Fatigue while Pregnant
The longer the pregnancy goes on the more this will come into effect. Fatigue is a natural reaction to carrying another person with you for such a prolonged period. Your central nervous system runs along your spinal cord and is connected to your brain. It controls so many things in your body, from blinking and breathing to walking and talking. But when the central nervous system is negatively affected through poor spine health, it becomes harder to do those everyday normal jobs. Making sure your spine is aligned helps you feel more energetic because the body doesn’t have to compensate for problems associated with a kink in the nervous system. A prenatal chiropractor can make sure that your spine is not under any abnormal stress even during a pregnancy. Through safe spinal adjustments we can improve your energy and general wellness which will make you feel a lot better.
Heartburn and Indigestion while Pregnant
Pregnant women can suffer from heartburn and indigestion. This is natural because not only are you eating for two, but you may also have cravings for foods that might not necessarily be the healthiest option. However, your diet is not the sole reason for these symptoms. While the womb is expanding it is putting severe pressure on your internal organs, stomach, and intestines. In addition, the increased production in hormones can trigger heartburn. This increase allows the body and muscles to relax. While laying on your back these overly relaxed muscles result in the valve in your stomach relaxing which results in acid gaining access to your esophagus. A chiropractor can rework the muscles and help shift the esophageal valve into a more comfortable position that will allow it to function properly. Mauricio Chiropractic offers nutritional counseling to help you make the best food choices for you and your baby.
Prenatal Chiropractor in Orlando, FL
At Mauricio Chiropractic we know the toll a pregnancy can take on a woman. We believe that regular prenatal chiropractic treatments can help alleviate some of the burden and strain that is placed on the body. No matter what stage of a pregnancy you are in we are here to help. Contact us at one of our 9 clinic locations and one of our prenatal chiropractors will fully examine and provide you with a course of care.
Mauricio Chiropractic – Clinic Locations
We have chiropractic clinics located in the following areas in Florida: East Colonial, Winter Park, Pine Hills, Downtown Orlando, Conway, South Orange Blossom Trail, Poinciana, Dr. Phillips & Melbourne. Call us now for an appointment and let us take care of you with our exceptional prenatal care service.