“I wanted to tell you that you are a TERRIFIC doctor and friend. I will give testimony that due to your greatness in keeping me aligned and watching over the ligaments - I had the easiest delivery that I have ever heard of... I truly believe this is because of YOU. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! I could not be more grateful.”
This was a recent unsolicitied testimonial from a patient who I treated for the majority of her pregnancy.
I often am asked about how chiropractic can help throughout pregnancy. As a chiropractor with a special focus on working with pregnant women, I respond with similar stories such as her's. This particular patient originally came into our office with terrible shoulder and neck pain. These are very common problems during pregnancy because as the mom-to-be’s center of gravity changes, her posture also changes. We were able to resolve this problem through a series of gentle adjustments.
During the visits, I talked with the mother about all the benefits of chiropractic care. Chiropractic care helps to restore alignment in the spine and pelvis so that the nervous system can function like is is supposed to. Many common health problems are related to nerve system function. By ensuring that the spine, pelvis, and nerve system are working correctly, chiropractic care for pregnant women may help reduce or even eliminate low back pain, groin pain, headaches, neck pain, arm pain/tingling, heartburn, leg pain/tingling, sciatica, pubic pain, and more! In addition, chiropractic can help ensure proper space for optimal development of the baby by realigning the pelvis.
Needless to say, this mother continued chiropractic treatments throughout her pregnancy. She reported that she was able to sleep better and had less low back pain and leg pain.
Many times moms-to-be feel that during pregnancy they just have to put up with the pain. With chiropractic care through pregnancy, this doesn’t have to be the case. You can enjoy your pregnancy and know that your baby will also benefit! Dr. Katie is a female chiropractor in the Arlington Heights, IL area (northwest Chicago suburbs) that can help!
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