Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Chiropractic can be a positive addition to a pregnant woman’s care plan.
Realistically, there is no negative aspect to a pregnant woman receiving chiropractic care. In fact, there are many benefits for receiving chiropractic care throughout pregnancy.
But how exactly can chiropractic help with the pregnancy?
Even before the conception of a child, Chiropractic can help a woman with her fertility. Chiropractic maintains the overall wellness of the human body by focusing on the spine and spinal cord. Seeing as our bodies are one system made up of many, the nervous system plays a delicate and dominant role in the wellness of a woman’s reproductive ability. Vertebrae within the spine can shift and caused a subluxation of the nerves associated with the reproductive system in a woman. If the reproductive organs are not receiving the proper information from the brain, they will not function optimally. Being regularly aligned by Chiropractor can assist in the care plan of a woman who may be worried about her fertility.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her entire body begins to alter alignment in order to compensate for the future fetus. A woman’s hips begin to widen in order to allow the fetus to pass through during birth. This change of alignment in the hips causes misalignment in other areas of the body such as the spine, shoulders, and neck. Because of this, it is very important for a pregnant woman to be consistent with her chiropractic care underneath a chiropractor who understands the body of a pregnant woman.
The wonderful miracle of birth can take a toll on the mother's body unlike anything else. Pain, tears, and joy. what’s a woman has had her baby, her body begins the process of attempting to align back to her pre-pregnancy form. Woman’s body will never be the same after childbirth but through chiropractic care misalignments that were caused during this wonderful miracle of life can be either corrected or treated.
Here at Wellness Plus, we want to make sure that you and your baby are taken care of in the best way possible. If you are woman who is having trouble with fertility, or woman who has just found out she is pregnant, do not hesitate to give us a call or come into the office and talk with us about how we can help you and your future baby.
Electric Muscle Stimulation: How does it work?
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a tool used in chiropractic practices to contract muscles through electrical waves.
But how does it work, exactly?
A machine creates an electrical current which is sent through wires that are connected to adhesive patches. Placement of the adhesive patches is determined by the chiropractor based on the client’s needs. Once the patches are properly placed, the current is sent to the muscle tissue, creating a response from the body’s sensory and motor systems.
While EMS is relatively new, it is gaining popularity! There are many uses including strength training, rehabilitation, testing neural and muscular function, pain relief, and muscle re-education. Since technology is a fast-moving innovation, compact EMS machines are available for home use and can be easily managed by the client.
The next time you are in need, ask your chiropractor about EMS and see if it is the right course of treatment for you!
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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