Your joints are the parts of your body that allow you to flex, twist, walk and jump. You have joints all over your body, from your elbows and knees to your neck, back, and wrists. In each of these joints, two or more bones meet, and the stress of movement needs to be directly transferred from one bone to the other.
As a result, your joints take a lot of stress, and if not properly aligned, you can experience pain and sometimes difficulty moving. In pregnancy, you gain some weight, and your body needs to adjust to the extra pressure this puts on your joints. Chiropractic care helps your body adjust to these changes, resulting in a more comfortable and pleasant pregnancy for you and your baby.
At Paragon Integrated Medical in Lake Elsinore, California, we offer a full range of services to allow you to feel your best at all stages of life. Our skilled and experienced team provides diagnostic services and effective treatment options to allow you to regain full freedom of movement.
What does a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. This means any issues affecting the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones in your body.
A chiropractor finds the cause of discomfort or stiffness and uses various treatments that are not based on medications or surgery. Chiropractic services are focused on adjusting misaligned joints to reduce pressure and stress that can cause pain. These treatments promote health and relieve your pain and restore you to full freedom of movement.
What conditions do chiropractors treat?
Most people know that chiropractors treat back pain, most commonly through chiropractic adjustments. However, chiropractors also provide pain relief for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, sciatica, knee pain, hip pain, and sports injuries. When you are pregnant, a chiropractor helps ensure that your joints are properly adjusted to handle the extra weight.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy
When you are pregnant, you need to take special care of your body to ensure that you and your baby will be healthy. However, with all the changes in your body, you need extra medical care and support.
You may be under increased stress both physically and mentally. Your body, especially your joints, needs to adjust to handle the extra weight a baby brings.
Close communication with your chiropractor ensures that he understands your specific needs and concerns. All chiropractors are trained to treat pregnant patients, so this does not restrict you from receiving treatments.
It’s important to inform Dr. Connolly if you are pregnant so you can discuss how this might affect your treatment. There aren’t any specific restrictions on receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy, so you can receive the treatments that Dr. Connolly recommends for you.