Chiropractic care is excellent to help make a comfortable transition from early to late term pregnancy and through to postpartum recovery. No one has said that pregnant women should silently endure the aches and pains of pregnancy. The good news is that pregnant women do not have to suffer these pains that result from a changing body posture.
At Back to Life Family Chiropractic, we will assess your spine and pelvic joints to see if there are certain areas that are not moving as easily as they could. We perform many of the same tests that your physician does to determine that you are in perfect health: a complete history,examination, and a computerized postural exam to see how your body is adapting to your pregnancy. If we find that you have areas in your spine or pelvic joints are not moving properly, we usually adjust them. The choice is yours as to whether we adjust or not. What is important to remember is that a chiropractic adjustment will allow the areas of your spine that are stuck to move again, which will relieve your discomfort.
The goals of Dr. Wikoff and staff are to provide Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy are to ease the pregnant woman’s areas of discomfort and to help promote a more stable pelvis. Our office has a special "pregnancy" table that opens up for the woman's growing belly so she will be able to lye on her stomach to adjust her spine. A study done in 1990 showed that women who were under Chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies had reduced labor times. First time moms experienced 25% less time in labor and birth and moms with previous babies averaged 31% shorter labour times. Also, another study done in 1991 showed that women who experienced back pain during their pregnancies had a 72% chance of having back labor during labor and birth. Back labor isn’t pleasant and Chiropractic care can help ease back pain. Back to Life Family Chiropractic works with several doctors, midwives and birthing centers in the area to help support pregnant woman with their Chiropractic care and wellness health.