Pregnancy Chiropractor in Elmsford, NY
Pregnancy is a very exciting time in a woman's life, but it can also bring some physical discomfort and pain. When you are pregnant, your body is carrying a baby inside you, which means that it is undergoing many changes. There are many benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Along with hormonal fluctuations, the weight gain that occurs during pregnancy can cause back aches and soreness. Painful cramping and bloating are also common symptoms of pregnancy.
Can you be adjusted by a chiropractor while pregnant?
It is generally recommended that if pregnant women experience any kind of spinal discomfort, that they get checked out by a prenatal chiropractor as soon as possible to rule out any underlying issues.
We can help with pelvic alignments which can help to reduce aches and pains. We can also provide prenatal chiropractic care that focuses on the spinal column that benefits the nervous system.
If you have access to an ultrasound machine, the chiropractor can check whether your baby is in the right position while you are being adjusted, which could help to prevent any potential complications.
When you get adjusted while pregnant, be sure to take it slow and do not force yourself into any position or pose for too long.
To learn more you can visit the American Pregnancy Association (APA) website to learn about chiropractors and pregnancy.
When should a pregnant woman start going to the chiropractor?
Treating patients is rewarding and we get asked a lot of questions. Our patients include pregnant women who ask us “when should you start chiropractic care during pregnancy?”
Depending on your current condition and how you feel, you should be able to start going to the chiropractor at any time during your pregnancy. In general, it’s best to go right after you get pregnant and before you have your baby.
Our chiropractors are available to answer any of your questions before you get adjusted.
The symptoms that you experience during pregnancy can sometimes cause muscle tension in your back, which can make it more prone to injury. Going to the chiropractor regularly during this time can help to keep your back healthy so that you can continue having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
If you have been experiencing pain in your back or neck, it is always best to go see a doctor first before beginning any kind of treatment. If you are experiencing severe pain that doesn’t seem to get better with rest, medication or even just time, it’s important that you see a doctor immediately for further examination and treatment.
In general, expectant mothers should see the chiropractor every 2-3 weeks (or after each delivery) for a few minutes at a time to help keep their spine healthy and strong.
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Can I lay on my stomach for a chiropractor while pregnant?
While it is not recommended for pregnant women to lay on their stomach, there are some chiropractors who will allow it. This is because the fetus does not have many nerve endings in the lower back, which means that most of your body weight does not cause any strain on the spine.
In addition, many chiropractors use gentle techniques that do not put any pressure on the woman's belly. If you are having a hard time finding a chiropractor who will allow this, you can ask your doctor to refer you. After all, they know what is best for you and your baby.
It is also important to note that lying on your stomach could pose a risk to your baby's health. So if you are hesitant about trying it out, consider talking with your healthcare provider before doing so.
How do you crack a pregnant woman's back?
At Elmsford Chiropractic, we recommend not trying to crack a pregnant woman’s back without knowing how to do it. If you want to learn how to do it for your spouse, talk to a chiropractor before trying it.
A chiropractor will crack a woman's back by applying pressure to her spinal joints and muscles. This movement can help loosen up tissues and improve mobility in the spine. By doing this, the chiropractor can help alleviate pain and reduce sciatica-like pain that is often experienced during pregnancy.
The ability to relax the lower back muscles through a chiropractic adjustment is one of the most effective methods of relieving pain during pregnancy. This allows for better circulation of blood in the lower body and reduces pressure on the spine causing discomfort.
In addition, a chiropractor will look for other reasons for back pain during pregnancy like increased weight or poor posture. They may also recommend exercises to strengthen core muscles, which are extremely important for proper posture when pregnant.
How can I sleep with back pain while pregnant?
Back pain is common during pregnancy. Because your back is more prone to injury, you may wake up with sore muscles and aches. This can make it difficult to get a good night’s rest.
You may also be more likely to snore or have restless legs. We recommend speaking to your doctor to see if you’re allowed to take pain relievers for muscle or body aches.
Drinking enough water can also help with sleep because proper hydration is important. Also try different sleeping positions to see if it helps. Typically you would sleep on your side when you're pregnant and it may help with pain.
We’d love the opportunity to discuss the many benefits of chiropractic care for expectant mothers. Click below to schedule an appointment with an expert prenatal chiropractor, or call/text us today at (914) 345-6700.