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Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care Wellness FAQ


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Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy in Irvine: Health and Wellness FAQ

Chiropractic care can benefit pregnant moms and babies. Look through our Irvine chiropractor’s pregnancy health and wellness FAQ to find out why…

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?

Yes. It is recommended that pregnant women to receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to have vertebral subluxations corrected. Subluxations (misalignments between vertebrae in the spine) can aggravate pregnancy back pain, headaches, nausea, neck pain, etc. Your chiropractor provides effective, drug-free pain relief treatment for all of these conditions.

How does chiropractic care help pregnant women with back pain?

During pregnancy, your center of gravity shifts as the baby grows, and the hormone relaxin loosens pelvic ligaments to prepare for delivery. This often causes vertebral subluxation complex (misalignments in the spine pinch nerves and cause back pain, neck pain, etc.). Regular visits with your Irvine chiropractor while you are pregnant keep the spine in optimal position and prevent back injury so your entire nervous system works better, and you get pregnancy back pain relief naturally! 

Can I start chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes. The earlier you start visiting your chiropractor for regular adjustments during your pregnancy, the better your entire nervous system can communicate and function to help keep you comfortable and optimize development conditions for baby.

How does prenatal chiropractic care help the baby?

Regular prenatal chiropractic care keeps the pelvis in good position to provide optimal space and nourishment. Chiropractic care can also help correct breach presentations naturally, reducing complications and making natural delivery easier, preventing injury to baby and mom.  

Should I continue chiropractic care after the baby is born?

Yes, this is a good idea. Your spine needs to readjust after delivery and resume a non-pregnant center of gravity. Becoming a new mom can also be stressful and exhausting! Keeping your spine in optimal alignment to prevent vertebral subluxation complex helps your nervous system function optimally so you have more energy, your immune system works better, and you can keep stress levels down.

Can my baby visit the chiropractor too?

Yes. Dr. Lee’s gentle adjustments for babies can help them avoid frequent ear infections, torticollis, colic and more. Keeping your baby’s spine aligned helps his or her nervous system function optimally for overall good health and development.

Please contact our Irvine chiropractor if you have more questions about chiropractic care during pregnancy, or schedule an appointment today at 949-552-2100.

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