Chiropractic for Pregnancy?


Pregnancy is a happy and exciting period of life for many women, but along with all the bliss come some significant health, wellness and comfort considerations. The dramatic structural changes that occur during pregnancy can create musculoskeletal and neurological problems to cause a spectrum of problems, from aches and pains to hormonal problems -- and an unbalanced spinal-pelvic alignment can even threaten the prospects of a natural, uncomplicated delivery for the unborn baby. That's why if you're expecting a baby in Peoria IL, you can benefit immensely from treatments at the hands of our prenatal chiropractor at Malavolti Chiropractic Center.

Everyone knows that pregnant women gain weight and develop distended bellies. These are all necessary changes to make room for the rapidly-growing fetus, but they can also wreak havoc on the spinal alignment and major muscle groups. The change in weight distribution (along with the gain in weight) forces a swayback posture that stresses the back, shoulder and neck muscles, producing chronic tightness, tension and associated pain conditions such as headaches. The vertebral joints and vertebral discs can also experience unaccustomed strain -- and the migration of spinal structures onto nearby nerve roots can produce multiple symptoms ranging from tingling hands or feet to arm and leg pain. If your nerves can't relay signals correctly, your biochemical balance may also be thrown off, making you more prone to swelling, hormonal swings and issues which could affect mother and baby alike.

Even more troubling is the possibility that a pelvic misalignment might interfere with the fetus's ability to turn upside-down in the womb in preparation for a normal head-first birth. If this doesn't occur, you could be looking at a breech birth and Cesarean section instead a normal delivery.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care for Peoria IL Residents

Prenatal chiropractic care potentially can address all of these issues for a smoother, safer and more comfortable nine months. Our Peoria IL chiropractor, Dr. Malavolti, can check your musculoskeletal alignment, stance and gait to determine whether you could use gentle chiropractic adjustments and other natural treatments. These treatments can help minimize pressure on the spinal nerve roots, permitting optimal nerve signaling for all those physical functions so important to your wellness (and that of your child). These treatments can also help give your muscles a break, reducing spasms and aches.

Most important of all, prenatal chiropractic care can boost your odds for a normal, healthy delivery. Our prenatal chiropractor is highly experienced in the Webster Technique, an adjustment technique that can correct alignment issues in the sacral part of the spine, at the pelvis level.

Make the healthy choice both for yourself and for your newest family member. Call Malavolti Chiropractic Center to schedule a spinal screening and prenatal chiropractic services. We can be your family's best friend when it comes to health and wellness!

Malavolti Chiropractic Center
7918 North Hale Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 693-7887


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