Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life when you are busy getting ready to welcome your newborn to the world. While there’s nothing better than feeling those precious newborn kicks, pregnancy can also be a time when you start to notice less enjoyable changes in your body. At McKIllican Chiropractic clinic in Temecula, CA, we may recommend that women visit us during any stage of their prenatal journey to address any new concerns that might arise and that contribute to pain or discomfort.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Pregnant Women?
During pregnancy, it can be important to be cautious about any new types of care that you begin. Fortunately, our chiropractor knows how to perform adjustments and other types of care in ways that won’t cause harm to you or your unborn baby. Many aspects of chiropractor care, such as learning to maintain proper posture, can also help to ease pain without requiring any hands-on care or potentially harmful medications. Finding natural sources of pain relief can be important for avoiding any unnecessary complications, and you can continue to use many of the same strategies after your baby is born.
What Types of Chiropractic Conditions Arise During Pregnancy?
Back pain is a common complaint that our chiropractor might hear in our clinic. Pregnancy alters your body in ways that change the alignment of your spine, and the muscles and ligaments in your back get stretched to accommodate your growing baby. Sciatica is another common condition that women experience as their baby grows. This nerve-related pain often travels down your hips and into your legs, which may interfere with your comfort while walking or standing.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Prenatal Pain?
When you visit our chiropractic care provider for help with prenatal pain, we may begin by giving you a health assessment. During your limited exam, we might ask you about the location of the pain you are experiencing along with when it began. For some people, old injuries might begin to show pain again during pregnancy. You may be facing a new type of discomfort that is related to the new changes in your body. Once our chiropractor helps determine what is wrong, we might help develop a plan to help you find relief. Your personal care plan may include several strategies such as spinal adjustments, pregnancy-safe exercises, nutritional counseling, and potentially more.
Schedule a Prenatal Chiropractic Exam
Have you noticed new changes in your body that are causing pain or discomfort due to pregnancy? If so, then you might want to reach out to us at McKillican Chiropractic clinic in Temecula, CA. Beginning chiropractic care as soon as possible can help you avoid having your pregnancy contribute to lingering pain with the potential of becoming a long-term problem. Call us at (951) 303-6696 for more information if you are pregnant and looking for chiropractic care.