3 ways Chiropractic can help you during your pregnancy
Here are 3 ways Chiropractic can help you during your pregnancy.
By Dr. Nick Anderson, Chiropractor and Moe Bodyworks
Congratulations!!! You are having a baby, but you probably already knew that. Whether this is your first child or just one of many you are in for wild but beautiful ride and Chiropractic is here to help you along the entire way. Recently my partner Lisa just had our first child and being her husband and chiropractor I wanted to share 3 ways Chiropractic can help you during your pregnancy that helped her through hers.
Early on in her pregnancy until the very end my partner would complain about having low back and neck pain after work. Luckily I keep a Chiropractic table in our family room downstairs and when I would get home from work I could relieve some of her painful symptoms by adjusting her spine and utilizing Webster technique to balance her pelvis. This was the safest way we could manage her back and neck pain without taking a bunch of pills.
Muscle spasms in the upper back and lower legs were also a daily occurrence for Lisa throughout her pregnancy. She is a very hard worker and even when she was 36 weeks pregnant she would still put in 10+ hour days at her office and this was a direct contributor to her recurring muscle spasms. As a Chiropractor I would use a form of deep tissue release to keep those painful muscle spasms at bay several nights per week. Nothing says I love you like deep tissue work and Netflix.
Most Medical Doctors are trained to look for “Red Flags” which are symptoms that can point to a serious disease. The problem is if they are not given accurate information or if your red flags blend into other symptoms the disease diagnosis can be missed and you and your baby could be at risk. Something even as simple as an accurate blood pressure and chat about your complaints can decrease that risk. For us, a “tech” was taking vitals and not accurately reading Lisa’s blood pressure during her week 37 & 38 appointments which lead to a missed diagnosis and the biggest scare of our lives. 24 hours later she had delivered our beautiful baby boy and was sent to the intensive care unit. Your O.B. appointments are a good and helpful resource to make sure that you are on track and that Baby is doing well, the problem is they don’t catch everything and a fresh set of eyes could literally save your life.
Here at Moe Bodyworks, we are happy to offer a free consultation to new patients seeking Chiropractic for Pregnancy Care. Please give us a call at 612-824-1829, Book an appointment online, or walk on in, we are here to help!