Prenatal Chiropractic Care at Utah Spine & Accident Center in West Jordan
Not all of the conditions we treat at Utah Spine & Accident Clinic are related to traumatic injuries or other negative experiences. In fact, some of the aches and pains we can soothe through our all-natural techniques are side effects of a joyous occurrence: preparations for a new family member. If you're looking for ways to boost your prenatal comfort while also enhancing the health of your developing baby in West Jordan, we offer prenatal chiropractic care at Utah Spine & Accident Center.
What Is Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Prenatal chiropractic care specifically addresses the discomforts and potential health risks that can occur over the nine months of pregnancy. If you're a certain way along, you may have already begun experience some physical changes. The characteristic "pregnancy belly" isn't all weight gain; the effect is exaggerated by the swayback pose the spine adopts as the fetus grows inside the womb. When you combine this unnatural posture with a natural loosening of the pelvic ligaments (which is meant to facilitate birth), you have a recipe for spinal alignment problems, muscular strain, and pinched nerves. Another potential problem occurs if that spinal alignment prevents your baby from turning upside-down in the womb. This malfunction can cause a breech birth, meaning that you may have to deliver by Caesarian section. Prenatal chiropractic care aims to minimize these issues.
Symptoms Treated by Our Prenatal Chiropractor
Our prenatal chiropractor sees pregnant women dealing with a variety of aches, pains, and other symptoms. Don't be surprised if you find yourself struggling with:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Tension headaches
- Nerve tingling, pain, or numbness in the extremities (from spinal nerve compression)
- Edema (swelling) in the hands and feet
Chiropractic adjustments can greatly reduce these symptoms. By correcting alignment issues that put pressure on nerves and nerve roots, we can relieve those troublesome neurological problems and ease low back pain, neck pain and headaches. Better nerve function also means better hormonal and systemic function for less swelling and nausea.
A Modified (but Still Totally Safe) Chiropractic Technique for Mother and Child
Prenatal chiropractic differs somewhat from regular chiropractic care. We use special treatment table to suit the pregnant body, making particularly gentle adjustments. We also focus on pelvic alignment so your baby will be able to enjoy a normal birth. This makes prenatal chiropractic care both safe and highly recommended for mother and child alike.
Call our West Jordan Clinic Today!
We want the best for every member of your family -- even the ones who haven't arrived yet. Call our West Jordan clinic at 801-280-2548 for prenatal chiropractic care!