While pregnancy is a blessing, it can also cause a range of uncomfortable
physical issues, including nausea, joint stiffness, aches, and pains.
A chiropractor can provide
chiropractic care that will reduce or eliminate pain, and teach you effective pain management
techniques. Here are some tips for coping with pain during your pregnancy.
Ask Your Chiropractor about Physical Therapy
Physical therapy can relieve the various aches and pains associated with pregnancy. As
you gain weight during your pregnancy, more stress is placed upon your
muscles, joints, and spine. This weight is also not evenly distributed,
which means that you might suffer from chronic lower back pain, foot pain,
ankle pain, and neck pain. Physical therapists can identify specific triggers
of pain, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses and
eliminates these triggers.
Consider Undergoing Acupuncture for Back Pain and Nausea
Chiropractors have long recommended acupuncture for back pain, nausea,
insomnia, stress, and migraines. All of these are common issues during
pregnancy, as your body and mind become more stressed by the changes throughout
your system. Acupuncture targets the specific areas of the body that contribute
to these problems, and the procedure stimulates the release of endorphins
and neurotransmitters. Endorphins and neurotransmitters relieve pain,
reduce stress and anxiety, stimulate healing, and create an overall sense
of wellbeing and calm.
Investigate Massage Therapy Techniques
Your chiropractor can offer a variety of massage therapy techniques to
target the source of chronic lower back pain and other common aches and
pains associated with pregnancy. Massage therapy improves the function
of the circulatory system, which can often be negatively affected by pregnancy.
You’ll also benefit from reduced muscle tension and less stress
and anxiety after a massage therapy session.
If you’re interested in visiting a
chiropractor in New York for chiropractic care during your pregnancy, come see us at Manhattan
Total Health. We offer physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture,
and chiropractic adjustments that can relieve many of the uncomfortable
symptoms of pregnancy. To schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors,
call us today at (888) 614-9257.