Pregnancy And Chiropractic By Dr. ELANA BROWN Chiropractor.
Practice located in Brooklyn
When a woman is pregnant, every aspect of her being is involved in the development of her newborn. The food she eats, the blood she contains, the oxygen she takes in, all goes to nourish the fetus within her. Chiropractic adjustments work through the spinal column in order to normalize the nerve system. A mother should want her nerve system to be as near 100 percent perfect as possible. Misalignments, called vertebral subluxations, can cause interference in that nervous system which can affect the mother and can also affect the infant. Proper nerve flow is needed for every organ of the body to function. The heart, lungs, stomach, reproductive organs are all dependent on the energy supplied through the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the communication system between the brain and organs and cells of the body.
One can understand that brain damage can affect the body, but we need to understand how interference in the spinal nerve flow can also affect the body adversely, even on a much smaller level. A woman's body goes through hormonal changes as well as structural changes in order to help the fetus. If the structure of the spine is misaligned, it will cause weakness, possibly pain, and probably changes in the functioning of the body. For example, the bones of the pelvis move to accommodate the fetus throughout its nine months of development. These bones again move when labor is to begin. If these bones are fixed and are unable to move properly, how will proper development and/or labor progress? And if the bone~ in this area are fixed, they may also be affecting the nerve transmission in the area and there is a loss of energy needed to help both mother and child.
Pregnancy is a major stress on a woman due to increased weight and changes on the system. Chiropractic helps alleviate that stress.
Women who have had chiropractic adjustments throughout their pregnancies have repeatedly reported easier and more satisfying pregnancies. They also report a special healthy and secure quality to their new infant. Finding these misalignments and helping to correct them is what a chiropractor does. And in addition to what we have already mentioned above, the connection of these misalignments usually helps the mother in the relief of back pain, digestive problems, leg pain and weakness, as well as many other problems which may be caused by nerve interference. We also know that as the mother experiences better health, so does the infant.