Pregnancy

Pregnancy

 

Chiropractic Care

Many pregnant women have found chiropractic care to be an integral part of their prenatal and postpartum stages of pregnancy.  Chiropractic care provides relief to soon-to-be mothers and assists them in coping with the new physical stresses that arise from their changing bodies.

Chiropractic Treatment of the Neuromuscular and Biochemical Problems

Dr. Kaput can help alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms that arise from the muscular, ligamentous, and biomechanical stresses that are caused from pregnancy.  Dr. Kaput can accomplish these problems from employing specialized procedures for pregnant women.

  • Gentle adjustments
    • Allows for the body to function at its prime during pregnancy and relief mechanical and nerve stress.
    • Specifically designed for pregnant women.
  • Therapeutic Exercises and Stretches
    • Safe for pregnant women.
    • Keep the spine strong and balanced.
    • Keep pregnant woman mobile and active.
  • Soft Tissue Work
    • Massage, trigger point therapy, and others.
    • Keep muscles relaxed and flexible.
    • Reduce muscle and soft tissue pain.
    •  Reduce spinal stress.
  • Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
    • Increase chances of having a healthy baby.
    • Help pregnant women maintain optimal energy levels.
    • Keep pregnant women happy and healthy during stressful periods.
  • General Pregnancy Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

The answer is yes!  Spinal adjustments are safe and require less force to help correct the subluxations.  The increased level in hormones allows for relaxation in the mother.  Dr. Kaput has special positions that he uses to allow the mother and fetus to be comfortable and safe.

How Often Should I Receive Chiropractic Care During My Pregnancy?

The frequency of care varies from individual to individual. On average, regular care during a non-complicated pregnancy will range from once per week to once per month.  Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaput to help determine your specific needs.

Back Pain

Common Causes of Back Pain During Pregnancy

The most common problem pregnant women face is back pain. Some reasons are as follows:

  • Increased ligament relaxation due to the increase of hormones.
  • Nerve and vascular impingement from mechanical pressure.
  • Poor body mechanics and posture.
  • Ribcage enlargement increasing rib subluxations.
  • Weight gain and forward weight bearing.

These are just a few reasons that increase the frequency and intensity of vertebral subluxations, spinal biomechanics, muscle spasms, and soft tissue pain. All of these can be addressed by Dr. Kaput and treated with chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Treatments

Spinal Adjustments

Spinal adjustments are a homeopathic, safe, and noninvasive treatment used by Dr. Kaput to help restore and improve overall health. Through adjustments, pain and inflammation are dramatically reduced, spinal misalignments are normalized, tension and muscle spasm reduced and relieved, and there is reduced nerve irritation and improved nerve communication. Spinal adjustments allow pregnant women to have spinal abnormalities corrected and to feel their best. Chiropractic care is a great and encouraged addition to any prenatal care program.

Soft Tissue Work

Muscles easily become fatigued, spasmed, irritated, and inflamed due to weight gain and shifts in the spine for pregnant women. Dr. Kaput helps to decrease pain and inflammation in soft tissues using various soft tissue techniques and as well offers chair massages at his practice.

Stretches and Exercises

Therapeutic stretches and exercises are an amazing way to keep the pregnant body mobile, flexible, relaxed, and strong. Dr. Kaput employs these therapies to help the muscles of the body cope with the sudden change in weight and the change in weight distribution. Pregnant women will be comfortable and relaxed and will have a higher chance of having a successful pregnancy.

Proper Body Mechanics and Postural Practices

When women become pregnant, the body shifts and changes and thus new biomechanical stresses arise as well as changes in posture. These stresses include both spinal and pelvic stress and can cause soft tissue pain and discomfort. Dr. Kaput places an emphasis on educating pregnant women on posture habits and proper body mechanics to help correct the behavior and alleviate the pain. This allows pregnant women to have optimal body functions and less discomfort during pregnancy.

Special Orthopedic Supports

Certain orthopedic supports and other products may be beneficial during pregnancy.

Postpartum

Chiropractic Care For Mother

A woman’s body after birth goes through several changes including normalizing hormone levels, tissues shrink, and bones and joints shift. Pregnancy and the birthing process have caused the women’s body to undergo several stressful events and thus requires rehabilitation to go back to that pre-pregnancy state. Chiropractic care allows for a quicker recovery time, biomechanics to be restored, and can allow for future pregnancies to be problem free.

Chiropractic Care For Baby

The actual birth of the baby can be very traumatic. The birthing process causes the baby to be squeezed through the birth canal, which is significantly smaller than the baby. This can result in serious injury to the baby that may not be readily noticeable. Dr. Kaput can assess the baby’s spine for any injuries that may have occurred during the birthing process. Immediate correction to the vertebral subluxations and other tissue abnormalities are crucial to help prevent developmental problems for the child later in life.

Exercise/Weight Loss Program

Many mothers complain of the excessive weight they gained during pregnancy. Each woman is different and while some may lose the “baby weight” easily, some are not able to. Dr. Kaput can help advise you with what fitness options may go well with your chiropractic care. Exercising allows for increased energy, and reduced stress levels that arise from raising a new baby.