54 Sugar Creek Center Blvd., Suite 100 Sugar Land, Texas 77478
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Prenatal Chiropractic Care | Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Prenatal Chiropractic Care | Sugar Mill Chiropractic and Acupuncture

Pregnancy and chiropractic care go hand in hand. Chiropractic care and adjustments are a safe and natural way to help a woman’s body adapt to the many changes during pregnancy. Here we’ll answer some of your most common questions related to pregnancy and how chiropractic can assist your changing body.

Q: Why do I have low back pain during pregnancy?

  • Body changes cause unfamiliar mechanical compensation
  • Weight gain adds structural stress on muscles and joints
  • Hormonal changes cause a decrease in ligament stability resulting in weakened joints

Q: How can I prevent it?

  • Exercise
  • Learn to relax
  • Stretch (yoga)
  • Use proper posture
  • Avoid repetitive twisting (vacuuming)
  • Wear comfortable low-heel shoes 
  • Change positions frequently 
  • Sleep on your side using a body pillow
  • Go swimming

Q: What kind of treatment is available?

The Webster Technique

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) discovered this technique as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function, which is essential throughout pregnancy and delivery. This specific sacral analysis can be used on all weight- bearing individuals to determine S/I joint dysfunction/sacral subluxation and is therefore applicable for all clients. It is used on all weight- bearing individuals with this biomechanical restriction.

Because of the particular female adaptations from the increase of hormones, weight gain and postural adaptations, pregnant mothers have a greater chance of sacral subluxation and neuro-biomechanical imbalance than the general population. Additionally, because of the effect the chiropractic adjustment has on all body functions by reducing nerve system stress, pregnant mothers may receive significant benefit by having their spines adjusted regularly throughout pregnancy, thus optimizing health benefits for both the mother and baby.

Chiropractic - Assists in maintaining a spine free from vertebral misalignments and fixations - optimizing spinal biomechanics, keeping pelvis and spine in correct position/posture, assisting in pain relief by reducing spinal and pelvic stresses which produce soft tissue pain, keeping tissues and biomechanics functioning to minimize complications during birth

Massage Therapy -Keeps muscles relaxed and flexible, reduces bouts of muscle aches and pains and decreases spinal stress

Physical Therapy - Keeps spinal musculature strong, balanced and pain-free, enabling spinal muscles to maintain the spine and body in a neutral, correct posture, keeping mom active and mobile

Acupuncture -In fertility treatment, it is thought to increase blood flow to the uterus, relax the cervix and inhibit "fight or flight" stress hormones that can make it tougher for an embryo to grow

Sugar Mill Chiropractic doctors are specially trained to work with pregnant women. We have tables that are specifically designed for performing chiropractic adjustments on women who are pregnant, and we perform gentle techniques that avoid putting pressure on the abdomen area. We can also teach and assist you in safe prenatal exercises and stretches that can complement any adjustments to your spine and body.

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