The joy of pregnancy can often be clouded by the aches and pains that pregnancy can cause. Prenatal chiropractic care can help minimize painful symptoms so you can enjoy this time to the fullest. These FAQs from Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax, VA, explain more about prenatal chiropractic treatments and how they can benefit you.
How does pregnancy affect my body?
When you become pregnant, your body goes through a myriad of changes. Your weight, posture, spinal alignment, and pelvic position all change during pregnancy to accommodate the growth of your baby. These physical changes can put a strain on your spinal muscles and nerves, causing neck, shoulder, or back pain. Your legs, ankles, or feet may swell or you may feel numbness in your arms and legs. These symptoms can be managed through prenatal chiropractic treatment.
How does my spinal alignment impact delivery?
Typically, a baby will rotate from its upright to an upside-down delivery position during the last few weeks of pregnancy. If your spine or pelvis is out of alignment, your baby may not have room to complete this shift and remain in breech position. Using chiropractic techniques, your Fairfax, VA, chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, can correct misalignment issues to facilitate your baby’s movement in the womb and avoid problems with a breech birth.
How does prenatal chiropractic care help with pregnancy aches and pains?
Pregnancy can put a strain on your musculoskeletal system. Strained muscles and joints can put pressure on spinal nerves, causing pain and restricted mobility. Dr. Christopher Frey uses gentle adjustments to relieve this pressure, reduce aches and pains, and restore normal function to your spinal system. Adjustments can have a relaxing effect on your entire musculoskeletal system.
How does chiropractic care prepare me for natural childbirth?
Through regular chiropractic sessions, Dr. Frey can prepare your body for delivery by relaxing muscle tension and helping your baby shift into the proper position. Women who have participated in prenatal chiropractic treatments have been known to have shorter labor and smoother deliveries.
Is prenatal chiropractic care safe?
When performed by an experienced prenatal chiropractor like Dr. Christopher Frey, prenatal chiropractic treatments are safe and comfortable for pregnant women. Your sessions will be conducted in a quiet, private, comfortable environment that will put you at ease. We also personalize our pregnancy chiropractic treatments to meet our patients' unique needs. You can look forward to a positive, productive chiropractic experience.
See Your Fairfax, VA, Chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, for Prenatal Chiropractic Treatment
Through pregnancy chiropractic, you can have a more relaxing, comfortable pregnancy and smoother delivery. To learn more about prenatal chiropractic care or to schedule chiropractic treatment, contact Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax, VA, at 703-385-2990.