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Prenatal & Postpartum

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Drug-free, Surgery-free Chiropractic Care
for a Blissful Pregnancy

Chiropractic care is a commonly used treatment modality for musculoskeletal pain in pregnancy. Low back pain, pelvic pain, and other neuromuscular complaints are prevalent in pregnancy and contribute to significant maternal discomfort in many women. Nonpharmacologic therapies to relieve pain are increasingly important during pregnancy because of the opioid epidemic.

Devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic include increases in opioid misuse and related overdoses, as well as the rising incidence of newborns experiencing withdrawal syndrome due to opioid use and misuse during pregnancy, according to the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.

Chiropractic treatment is one of the potential therapies that offers intervention without medications. 

According to the Journal of American Obstetrics and Gynecology, up to 40% of patients report musculoskeletal pain during the 18 months after delivery,

and one-fifth of these women have severe low back pain that leads to major personal, social, or economic problems.  Pregnancy-related low back pain contributes substantially to health care costs.

At Better Health Studio, we offer a combination of manual therapy such as chiropractic adjustments, exercise, nutrition, and patient education to help reduce pain and disability during pregnancy and beyond. Benefits include less pain and disability and an overall global improvement in daily activities, due to improved range of motion, stability, and less irritation at the lumbar and pelvic joints. 

BENEFITS OF PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE:

*Maintain a healthy pregnancy

*Ease common symptoms like nausea, ankle swelling, and round ligament pain

*Less pelvic pain (pubic pelvic dysfunction) and strengthen the pelvic floor

*Relief of lower back pain, sciatica or tailbone pain

*Encourages optimal fetal position (Webster Technique)

*Supports natural labor and delivery

BENEFITS OF POSTPARTUM CHIROPRACTIC CARE:

*Improve recovery after delivery

*Less back, hip, and pelvic pain

*Comfort while breastfeeding

*Less wrist and elbow pain

*Greater production of breastmilk

*Less incidence of postpartum depression 

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