Prenatal Chiropractic Care at Atlantic Chiropractic Center
When you're getting ready to greet a new arrival to your family, you may wish that your physical comfort matched your excitement. Unfortunately, pregnancy can pose its share of challenges for the human musculoskeletal system. That's why you should give serious thought to receiving prenatal chiropractic care at Atlantic Chiropractic Center. Our Portsmouth chiropractor can make the next nine months more pleasant, while also helping you give your new baby the best possible start in life.
Musculoskeletal Problems Associated with Pregnancy
Pregnancy tends to become the world's worst-kept secret as you move from the first trimester into the third. The most obvious physical change is the enlargement of the abdomen, but your body is also making some other critical musculoskeletal changes that may be less evident. For instance, your spinal alignment may shift into a "swayback" posture to offset the abdominal changes and associated weight gain toward the front of the body. This shift can lead to pinched nerve issues, most notably sciatica, leaving you with pain, tingling, and other unpleasant sensations in one or both legs. You may also suffer from back pain, neck pain, and headaches due to muscle strain.
Another major change in your musculoskeletal system concerns your pelvic region. As your due date grows nearer, your pelvic ligaments will loosen in preparation for birth. This can alter your lower spinal alignment to the point that your baby might not be able turn around in the womb for a normal delivery.
Safe, Beneficial Treatments from Our Portsmouth Chiropractor
Don't worry about receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy. Our Portsmouth chiropractor, Dr. Clough, employs a form-fitting treatment table and gentle techniques that make prenatal chiropractic care completely safe and beneficial. Even small adjustments can have a big effect on your comfort, relieving nerve impingement and allowing your spine to function more normally. Optimal nerve function keeps all of your physical systems working properly, which is as helpful for your baby as it is for you. We can also combine your chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy to relax stressed muscles, controlling headaches, and other forms of tissue pain without resorting to drugs. Later in your pregnancy, our gentle adjustments can help to ensure that your spinal alignment is in the right position to permit an uncomplicated, head-first delivery.
Ready to Optimize Your Prenatal Health and Comfort?
Pregnancy can be a profound experience without necessarily being a miserably uncomfortable one. Call our Portsmouth clinic today at 603-436-9229 to learn more about prenatal chiropractic care and schedule your own treatment plan!