Pregnancy can cause physical discomfort, including joint pain, headaches, and swelling in the ankles and legs. These can occur due to changes in the body that affect the alignment of the spine. At Knecht Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Andrew Knecht offers safe and effective chiropractic treatments for pregnant patients in Chicago.
Pregnancy causes changes in the body, such as extra weight in the abdominal area and looser ligaments in the pelvis. These changes can result in lower back pain, headaches, and other health issues that cause significant discomfort. Chiropractic care offers a way to ease these symptoms for a more comfortable pregnancy without the risks of medications or invasive procedures.
Chiropractic adjustments are considered safe for pregnant women as long as they’re done by a chiropractic doctor with the right skills, education, and experience. Dr. Knecht has the knowledge and skills required for performing spinal adjustments during pregnancy. Chiropractic care doesn’t hurt, and it doesn’t come with the risks of side effects as medications do. Pregnant women who are looking for pain relief that doesn’t involve taking medication can talk to Dr. Knecht to determine if chiropractic care is right for them.
Chiropractic adjustments, which are part of chiropractic care, involve realigning the entire spine. This helps correct problems that occur due to spinal misalignments during pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments help ease joint pain and stiffness, especially in the lower and upper back. They also ease tension in the muscles and take pressure off nerves in the affected area. Reduced muscle tension results in less pain and has the added benefit of easing stress during pregnancy.
Dr. Knecht might also recommend massage therapy for pregnant women, which eases muscle tension and reduces stress. Therapeutic massage therapy is a form of treatment that often complements chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic care can benefit unborn babies by ensuring that the pelvis is aligned correctly for delivery. When pregnant women have a misalignment in the pelvis, this can make it harder for the baby to change position for delivery. This raises the risk of needing a C-section rather than being able to deliver naturally. Pelvic misalignments can also create less space for babies in the womb during pregnancy.
To learn more about chiropractic care during pregnancy, please contact Knecht Chiropractic Clinic.
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