Many women experience some degree of discomfort during pregnancy. Some have severe discomfort that makes daily tasks difficult to do. Discomfort can occur as changes affect spinal discs during pregnancy. At DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Mike DeMasi provides chiropractic care to correct spinal changes and relieve discomfort during pregnancy.
Pregnancy Care Q & A
Why should patients consider chiropractic care for pregnancy symptoms?
When you’re pregnant, your body goes through changes that can cause a variety of symptoms, including swollen ankles, foot pain, and lower back pain. You might also get headaches, nausea, and other symptoms as you gain weight and your baby grows bigger.
Dr. DeMasi offers chiropractic care for pain relief that doesn’t involve taking medications or undergoing any invasive treatments. That means you’re not at risk of side effects, adverse reactions, or surgical complications, like infections or bleeding, that could affect your baby’s development.
Can women have chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy?
Spinal adjustments done during pregnancy are usually safe, as long as they’re done by chiropractors with the necessary skills, training, and experience. Dr. DeMasi knows how to perform chiropractic adjustments on pregnant women safely.
When you have chiropractic care done, you shouldn’t experience any serious discomfort. If you’re worried about having these adjustments done during pregnancy or if you have any other concerns, you can discuss them with Dr. DeMasi before having this type of treatment done.
How do chiropractic adjustments benefit women during pregnancy?
Dr. DeMasi’s spinal adjustments bring your spinal discs back into their proper alignment. If you’ve had pregnancy changes that have affected the position of your spinal discs, these adjustments can put them back into place. When your spinal discs are misaligned, it creates too much pressure on your nerves, which can cause discomfort and stiffness. Correcting the alignment of your spine also helps ease tension in your muscles, which can reduce your overall stress levels.
How do chiropractic treatments affect the baby?
Spinal adjustments aren’t harmful to developing babies, and can actually provide a few benefits. Dr. DeMasi’s chiropractic adjustments ensure that your pelvis is correctly aligned, which can provide your baby with more space in the womb, and plenty of room to get into position for delivery. This can help make your delivery go more smoothly and lower your risk of having an emergency C-section.
For more details on chiropractic treatments during pregnancy or to schedule an appointment, please contact DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness.