Spinal adjustments are safe, natural treatments chiropractors use to successfully manage soft tissue abnormalities in pregnancy. The adjustments are used to treat muscular, ligamentous, joint and neurological problems of the neck, back, pelvis and extremities. They help alleviate pain originating from the spinal and pelvic regions, reduce muscle spasm and tightness, correct biomechanical stresses, and keep the nervous system free from irritation and impingement. Chiropractic spinal adjustments are a safe and successful adjunct to any prenatal care program.
Muscles frequently become fatigued, irritated, spasmed and achy during pregnancy for the reasons previously mentioned. Chiropractic doctors utilize various soft tissue techniques such as trigger point work, soft tissue mobilization and massage to keep muscles relaxed, healthy, and functioning optimally.
Therapeutic stretches and exercises are an excellent way to keep the pregnant body flexible, strong and mobile. Chiropractic doctors utilize these therapies to assist the muscles in coping with the increased demands caused by the sudden weight gain and change in weight distribution - which fatigues and irritates unconditioned muscles. Keeping the pregnant body strong and flexible increases comfort and improves the likelihood of having a successful pregnancy.