HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP ?
Chiropractic care is a natural way to treat back pain during and after pregnancy. Your doctor of chiropractic is specially trained to determine the best treatment for you own needs.
HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAM
You and your chiropractor will discuss your symptoms, if any, and your lifestyle. Gentle physical, orthopedic (bone and muscle), and neurological (nerve) tests help reveal the condition of your spine. Gently pressing on the spine helps check for tenderness, pain, swelling, and restricted range of motion. These tests are safe for the baby and the pregnant mother.
Special chiropractic methods, called adjustments, can help relieve your back and leg pain. Adjustments cause no harm to the baby and are safe up until delivery. During an adjustment, your chiropractor gently presses on the joints in the spine. This relieves pressure on nerves and restores motion and alignment.
Your chiropractor may suggest other types of treatment to improve your posture and relieve your back or leg pain. These may include ice or heat, massage, or gentle stretching exercises. Your chiropractor will discuss these with you.
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