Expecting Moms: Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is one of the safest and most gentle treatment options for women who are suffering from pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Edgar Family Chiropractic in Burlington helps in treating some common conditions caused by pregnancy like sacroiliac joint problems, mid-back and neck pains, rib pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, tendonitis and groin, and leg pains. Our well-trained and specialized practitioners help in relaxing muscles, keeping the spine aligned, and providing guidance with gentle exercises throughout the pregnancy.
The Webster technique is a specific technique that is used to help in re-establishing balance in the pelvis of the pregnant woman. The pelvis plays an important role during the pregnancy (it is the home of the growing baby), and this advanced technique helps to create a more balanced state in the pelvis and surrounding musculature allowing for optimal fetal positioning. Treatment for mom is very comfortable and most moms are very grateful for a more comfortable pregnancy with the help of chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care Can Mean Shorter Labour
Studies suggest that women who have chiropractic care during their pregnancies have shorter labour and significantly less back pain during labour. Chiropractic care was shown to shorten delivery times by 24% in the first pregnancy and 39% in later pregnancies.
In her treatment, Dr. Maja Edgar uses a combination of muscle work, mobilizations, instrument-assisted adjusting (with the Impulse Adjusting Instrument) and physiotherapy modalities. Treatment plans vary depending on the severity of the presentation and stage of pregnancy. Moms are shown and given take-home exercises for additional support.