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The Importance Of Prenatal Chiropractic 丨Las Vegas

You've been struggling to prepare for the arrival of your new baby. You're taking prenatal vitamins, reading up on childbirth techniques, and starting to think about how you'll decorate the nursery. But have you thought about what will transpire after your delivery? 

Various physiological and endocrinological abnormalities occur in the body during pregnancy, resulting in misalignment of the spine and pelvis. Hormones relax the ligaments in the woman's body, which, when paired with a low center of gravity and the baby's weight, can put the mother under a lot of strain. Apart from being uncomfortable and inconvenient for the mother, this can also lead to several complications.

The consequences that pregnancy has had on your body may be long-lasting. Fortunately, there are ways to combat these changes by seeing a prenatal chiropractor Las Vegas during and after pregnancy. This post discusses some of the more popular issues women experience and how they can be managed with regular chiropractic care!

Is Seeing a Chiropractor Safe During Pregnancy?

Prenatal chiropractic adjustments are safe during all stages of a woman's pregnancy. When you become pregnant, your body is working hard to prepare for childbirth and adjust to new hormone levels. These changes can lead to many different types of back pain, including sciatica, hip pain, pelvic pressure, or even an elevated heart rate from stress. 

Dr. Devin Luzod has additional training in Chiropractic Pediatrics and the care of pregnant women.  He uses gentle approaches to relieve pain and improve alignment.

The purpose of prenatal care with a chiropractor is to address these symptoms and help create space in your spine, which will allow room for the baby's head when it descends into the birth canal at delivery, creating less chance for complications such as preterm labor.

How can Chiropractic Care Help During Pregnancy?

Chiropractic care can assist with a variety of common prenatal symptoms:

Neck Pain

This is a common complaint among pregnant women. The muscles in the back and neck are affected by hormonal changes, increasing tension in these areas. Additionally, when you're carrying your baby around as they grow inside you, the weight can put pressure on those same muscle groups. A chiropractor in las Vegas will provide a gentle adjustment that releases this tension and provides relief from any discomfort or complications such as headaches or dizziness caused by cervical nerve impingement.

Sciatica

Another issue related to pregnancy is sciatica - sharp pains shooting down one leg due to inflammation of one or more spinal joints in the lower spine area (lumbar vertebrae ). When the joints in this area are not moving properly due to increased pressure or inflammation, the sciatic nerve can become irritated. This irritation causes pain and numbness that radiates down your leg, as well as tingling sensations.

Pelvic Pressure or Hip Pain

Hip pain is often a result of pelvic pressure, which occurs when there is too much weight bearing on one leg. It can also happen due to pressure from the uterus or baby pushing against your pelvis and irritating nerves in that area. If you are encountering this kind of pain, it may be helpful to elevate your legs with pillows at night and take frequent breaks throughout the day while standing or sitting.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Pregnant women will experience carpal tunnel syndrome if they have an existing case combined with pregnancy-related swelling, decreasing their ability to move freely.

Relief From Morning Sickness

It also offers relief from morning sickness by helping to regulate the digestive tract. It is even an excellent form of exercise for pregnant women. As your baby grows during these nine months, you may find yourself experiencing aches and pains more often than before. A gentle manual adjustment includes low force adjustments that will provide immediate relief while restoring mobility and range of motion within joints typically restricted because they are struggling under the burden on their joint capsule and excessive forces produced by uterine and abdominal organs.

Headache

Another common symptom pregnant women can experience during this period is headaches - either tension-type headaches or migraines.

If you are experiencing frequent headaches, it is important to consult with your physician and discuss the possible underlying causes of dehydration or other hormonal changes that can trigger migraines during pregnancy. These symptoms do not have to last for long periods to cause problems. If they persist longer than two weeks, consulting with our chiropractor will advantageously help identify the problem so we can provide relief quickly and efficiently.

Help Have a Safe and Normal Deliver

Prenatal chiropractic treatment can help to have a safe and normal delivery.

This is important because less intervention means more safety and peace of mind for mom and baby alike when it comes to childbirth. When you are pregnant, your body requires all the support it can get to produce enough energy so that both you and your baby will be healthy throughout this process. 

Prenatal care with chiropractor Dr. Devin Luzod is just as critical as prenatal vitamins or folic acid supplements. We also know how difficult pregnancy already makes life sometimes feel, which is why we make sure that each visit feels like an escape from the stressors outside of our office walls.

Lower Risk of Preterm Labor

One of the major benefits of prenatal chiropractic care is that it can lessen your risk for preterm labor. This means that you're less likely to experience a decrease in cervical dilation, which happens when contractions come too early and are more frequent. Prenatal care has also been shown to significantly reduce the need for cesarean sections during delivery, lowering your chances of their complications as well.

As many know, there's never a wrong time to start getting adjustments - but now is an important one. When we get pregnant, our bodies change dramatically. Everything from posture to stress levels changes with pregnancy weight gain and hormones. We recommend seeing Dr. Devin Luzod regularly throughout this amazing process.

Less Need for Pain Medications

We all know that carrying a human being inside of your body for nine months is no simple task, and it can be tough to discover relief from the aches and pains. But Dr. Devin Luzod will help you come out on top. Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce pain levels in pregnant women by up to 48% - that's nearly half the time without discomfort. You'll also have less need for medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen because chiropractic adjustments can relieve many symptoms associated with pregnancy-related back pain, like headache, insomnia, nausea, and fatigue.

Fewer Complications During Delivery

This time in your life is so exciting and filled with anticipation for the baby that you're going to have. But there's also a lot more work, worry, pain, and discomfort than what you may be used to feeling during this part of pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help prepare your body for childbirth by improving blood flow between uterine muscles and ligaments which will lessen stretch on the uterus as it expands throughout this amazing process.

Healthier Post-Baby Adjustment

Dr. Luzod's prenatal chiropractic Las Vegas services will provide adjustments specifically designed to address any issues caused by carrying around all those extra pounds while pregnant - often resulting in relief from neck pain or backache when they are not normally experienced without being pregnant.

Better Sleep

It'll be hard enough for you to get any rest as your stomach grows larger, but getting some help from Dr. Devin Luzod will make it even easier for you to find relief. Chiropractors offer an extensive menu of services aimed at helping pregnant women achieve better sleep by addressing problems such as snoring or insomnia.

Improved Breastfeeding Success Rates

Breastfeeding is important not only for mommy but also for baby too, and the way a mommy's back is positioned can affect whether she'll be able to breastfeed.

Improved Prenatal Care

A pregnant woman's spine has been gradually changing throughout her pregnancy. The pressure of carrying around all that extra weight may cause some misalignments, putting undue stress on the baby. Getting regular adjustments will help create more space for your growing bundle of joy while relieving any pain or discomfort you are experiencing. It will make what could otherwise be nine months of misery at least a little bit better!

Better Breathing

As your lungs expand due to your growing belly, they take up more room in your chest cavity, leaving less room for them to do their job properly: taking oxygen in and releasing carbon dioxide. Chiropractic adjustments will help relieve this pressure on your lungs, giving them more room to expand for a better oxygen intake - meaning you'll have less energy-draining shortness of breath!

Improved Circulation

Compared to the rest of her body, a pregnant woman's blood vessels are about twice as large, so not only does she need more blood (especially if carrying multiples), but it also takes longer for that extra blood to circulate throughout her tissues. Once again, prenatal chiropractor las vegas can make these long journeys much shorter by increasing space between joints which decreases resistance and increases blood flow through those tiring veins.

It is vital to note that chiropractic care during pregnancy does not interfere with prenatal vitamins, ultrasounds, or other routine prenatal care. It only focuses on the spine and its surrounding joints, which are often out of alignment due to hormonal changes, growing uterus, change in center of gravity from weight gain, and many more factors. We will get you back on track.

Does the Baby Benefit From Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). It can be challenging to carry your growing baby and keep yourself from becoming achy and uncomfortable as you go through your pregnant journey. However, prenatal chiropractors treat discomfort while restoring mobility in joints that are typically restricted because they are struggling under the burden on their joint capsule and excessive forces produced by uterine and abdominal organs. It's important to note that prenatal spinal adjustments do not interfere with ultrasound or other routine prenatal care during pregnancy.

Conclusion

Prenatal care is important, but it does not provide the full spectrum of health that a pregnant woman needs for herself and her child. Seeing a chiropractor provides various benefits, which are amplified during pregnancy. Pregnant women go through a bunch of changes that put their bodies under a lot of strain. 

Chiropractors can effectively relieve these tensions, making pregnancy a more pleasurable experience for the mother. A visit to Spinal Care Of Nevada can help you address any physical discomfort from weight gain or pregnancy symptoms! Give us a ring today for an appointment.

References:

https://www.webmd.com/baby/features/chiropractic-during-pregnancy#1

https://communityimpact.com/austin/georgetown/impacts/2019/11/17/prenatal-pediatric-chiropractic-practice-now-open-in-georgetown/

https://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy-and-chiropractic-care.aspx

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