As a pregnant mom in Arcadia, CA, you probably know what it feels like to have aches and pains about the body, especially in the third trimester. Our chiropractor at Apex Wellness Chiropractic is highly skilled in performing prenatal chiropractic techniques to help ease the "growing pains" afflicting your back, hips and other areas. Dr. Teni Minaeian uses gentle adjustment techniques that are tailored for expecting moms and safe for unborn babies.
What is Prenatal Chiropractic?
Pregnancy chiropractic offers you a natural and safe way to maintain spinal alignment, relieve musculoskeletal stress, and reduce the chance of joint pain linked to a growing fetus. All wellness therapies are non-invasive and performed without using medication or surgical procedures.
Pregnancy Conditions Treated with Chiropractic Care
Your body goes through various physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy. This is in addition to weight gain, stretched ligaments, morning sickness, and mood swings. Some of the changes can result in pain, affect how you walk or even interfere with sleep. Carrying around your little bundle of joy also puts pressure on the lower back, nerve roots, hips, pelvis, and feet. Our chiropractor can assist in improving the following pregnancy conditions, so you can focus on preparing for baby's arrival:
- Lower back pain
- Hip or pelvic pain
- Symphysis Pubis pain
- Round ligament pain
- Leg pain due to sciatica
- Headaches, nausea, and vomiting
Pregnancy Chiropractic by Our Arcadia Chiropractor
Adjusting or realigning the spine helps the entire body and nervous system to function better. Dr. Minaeian will examine you thoroughly to ensure that chiropractic care is right for you. She will then proceed to correct any misalignment using the manual diversified technique which involves gentle pressure on the spine. Spinal adjustment relieves pressure on the discs, bones, joints, and nerves. This, in turn, alleviates pain from irritation or inflammation of the spinal structures.
We also offer soft tissue therapies to relax stiff or aching muscles, reduce swelling, e.g., of the ankles, and increase range of motion. Dr. Minaeian may recommend electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, exercises, and stretches based on your needs. Remember that proper nutrition is also important during pregnancy. We can offer counseling to guide you on healthy food choices to optimize your health.
Other Potential Benefits of Pregnancy Chiropractic
The benefits of prenatal chiropractic generally include a healthier pregnancy, reduced pregnancy pain and other symptoms, good posture, and better balance. Receiving care throughout pregnancy helps to establish pelvic balance and create more room for the baby to move through the birthing canal. It can also reduce the risk of breech or posterior presentations as well as cesarean delivery.
Experience a Healthy Pregnancy! Call to Schedule an Appointment
Call 818.275.4325 to schedule your appointment at Apex Wellness Chiropractic in Arcadia, CA. We welcome all moms at any time during or after your pregnancy.