When you’re pregnant, your body goes through a lot of intense changes. Not only are you eating, sleeping, and producing enough energy for two, but your growing uterus is also causing a lot of changes in your musculoskeletal system.
All of this can lead to pain and discomfort, particularly in your lower back, pelvis, and hips.
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment option during your pregnancy that can not only help alleviate your discomfort, but it can also help you have a healthier, happier pregnancy.
You shouldn’t have to suffer through pain and discomfort and simply chalk it up to your body changing during pregnancy. While many over-the-counter medications are not available to you during pregnancy, chiropractic care is an excellent treatment option to make you more comfortable through every stage of your pregnancy.
Areas of Focus
Pregnancy chiropractic focuses primarily on your lower back, pelvis, and hips. Chiropractic treatments during pregnancy are gentle and safe for both you and the baby.
Common techniques include:
Spinal adjustments: The most common chiropractic technique, spinal adjustments during pregnancy involve gentle, controlled pressure applied to specific vertebrae to correct misalignments and restore proper joint function. This relieves undue pressure on your nerves and muscles, reducing your discomfort.
Pelvic alignment: Pelvis adjustments are crucial during pregnancy to balance your pelvic muscles and ligaments which helps promote optimal fetal positioning, facilitating a smoother labor and delivery process.
Postural advice and exercises: After your chiropractic treatments, we provide you with helpful stretches and exercises that can increase your comfort level and improve your posture, preventing further misalignments. We also provide guidance on helpful sleeping positions and useful props to help you get a restful night’s sleep each night.
The Webster Technique
The Webster Technique is a specific pregnancy chiropractic technique that addresses sacral and pelvic misalignments. It is often used to relieve aches and pains common to pregnancy and to promote optimal fetal positioning, ensuring an easier labor.
Dr. Erin Chu of Oviedo Chiropractic is one of the few chiropractors in the Orlando area who is certified in the Webster Technique.
Paired with soft tissue therapy and medical massage, this technique is designed to release tension and strengthen the muscles supporting your pelvic and sacrum, preventing further injury.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Whether you’re coming to our office to deal with lower back pain caused by your pregnancy or to address a specific fetal position, we will complete a full examination to give you a complete diagnosis.
Our treatment plan is then designed specifically for you, so you have a completely personalized experience providing you with the optimal level of comfort and satisfaction.
Don’t let this joyful time in your life be overshadowed by pain and discomfort. Get the relief you’re searching for today.