Here is the what and why on adjustments during pregnancy.
Chiropractic adjustments are safe during pregnancy BUT, some techniques are SAFER than others. There are reasons not to adjust, and your chiropractor should be asking you appropriate questions to make sure it is otherwise safe. The best thing for you to do is first go to www.icpa4kids.org/find-a-chiropractor and find someone in your area certified in Webster Technique. Those whom have been certified, have taken extra measures to train in care for the prenatal population. This technique serves to not just adjust and restore alignment within a joint, but to restore balance within the entire pelvis with it's specific protocol.
The body's muscular, skeletal, and nervous system work together to provide support and function to the body. As a chiropractor my focus is to make sure these systems have the best chance to function at 100%. When outside factors are introduced such as a fall, work related stress, poor diet, or even pregnancy, the body cannot always bear the burden and this is when compensation, injury, or symptoms arise.
Webster Technique Defined
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.
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