Chiro for pregnant women and the Webster Technique
At North Shore Family Chiropractors we want to help our patients have the most enjoyable pregnancy possible so they can truly enjoy and appreciate the miracle of giving birth. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to help with musculoskeletal symptoms associated with pregnancy.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy?
Studies show that over 50% of all women suffer from low back pain during pregnancy, with the sacro-iliac joints being the most affected area. Chiropractic care during pregnancy focusses on establishing healthy pelvic alignment as well as proper joint mobility which helps prevent tightening and torsion of muscles and ligaments that support the spine and pelvis. This can lead to a reduction in pain giving you a more enjoyable pregnancy. Back ache, pubic symphysis discomfort, sciatica and many other aches and pains associated with pregnancy can also be relieved by chiropractic care.
The Webster Technique
At North Shore Family Chiropractors, lead chiropractor Darren Leukefeld incorporates the Webster Technique when assessing and treating pregnant women. The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and/or Sacral-iliac joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.