A lot of our patients would come to our pregnancy chiropractor clinic asking if it’s safe to undergo a chiropractic treatment. We’d tell them that it’s not only safe, but it’s also highly beneficial before, during and after pregnancy. Our chiropractor, Dr. Doran Hendelman, is specially trained in treating pregnant women. He also specializes in prenatal care.
Getting your spine to be regularly adjusted while you’re pregnant is a wonderful way to relieve stress on your spine that usually comes along with your weight gain. With regular chiropractic treatment, it can prevent sciatica, which is an inflammation of the sciatic nerve that affects your lower back, legs, and feet.
And as your belly grows, maintaining your pelvic balance can be difficult. But chiropractic can help you maintain such balance. It can even prevent a potential Caesarean section. Plus, it’s been linked to reducing the time of women in labor. It’s also great in controlling nausea.
Dr. Hendelman is highly trained to work with pregnant women so he knows how to avoid those unneeded pressure on your abdomen. He’s also trained to teach you about the exercises and stretches that you can perform regularly during pregnancy.
Why consider chiropractic care when you’re pregnant?
When you’re pregnant, there are physiological and endocrinological changes that occur to prepare your body in having a perfect environment for your baby while in your womb. During those changes, you’ll experience pelvic and postural changes. Your protruding abdomen may increase your risk of a back curve. All of these changes will result in a misaligned joints or spine.
Having a misaligned spine has a lot of complications. And one of them is that it makes it difficult for you and your baby to get into the best possible for delivery. This will severely affect your ability to have a non-invasive, natural birth, which may lead to other medical interventions like C-sections.
With the help of a regular chiropractic treatment, you’ll be able to maintain a healthier pregnancy.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) advises pregnant women to undergo chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy. Some doctors would even refer their pregnant patients to us to make sure that they’re safe throughout pregnancy.
Dr. Hendelman can work with your health care provided to give you optimum care while you’re pregnant. Our team at the Back to Wellness Center is supportive of our pregnant patients and we respect their choices.
For more information about how safe chiropractic is during pregnancy, call Back to Wellness at 818-985-2559