Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Welcome to Greater Life Chiropractic, your premier provider of prenatal chiropractic care in the Charlotte area.
We understand that pregnancy can be a wonderful but challenging time for many women, with various physical and emotional changes occurring throughout the process. That’s why we are dedicated to offering safe and effective chiropractic care for expectant mothers. Our team of skilled and experienced chiropractors, led by Dr. Grant Lisetor, is committed to providing the highest quality care to help expecting mothers achieve optimal health and wellness. Chiropractic care is an essential component of prenatal care, helping to alleviate discomfort and improve overall wellness during pregnancy, as well as outcomes for the developing baby. At Greater Life Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to prenatal chiropractic care, focusing on improving the function of the nervous system and restoring balance and alignment to the body.
By utilizing gentle, non-invasive techniques, we work to alleviate pain and discomfort, as well as reduce stress and tension, improving the overall function of the mother’s changing body.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Our prenatal chiropractic care is designed to help expectant mothers achieve optimal health and wellness throughout their pregnancy. Every day, we see benefits to both mothers and babies in a variety of ways.
Pregnancy can cause a variety of aches and pains, from lower back pain to headaches, and from round ligament pain to heartburn. Our chiropractors use gentle adjusting techniques to alleviate discomfort and improve mobility, helping expecting mothers feel more comfortable during their pregnancy. Especially in the later stages of pregnancy, when ligaments begin to stretch and the spine is under tremendous pressure, regular chiropractic care can provide immediate and long-term relief. Chiropractic adjustments can even help relieve other pregnancy symptoms like nausea and headaches.
While people often say to “sleep when you can,” pregnancy can disrupt sleep, causing insomnia and restlessness. By reducing pain and tension, chiropractic adjustments can help expecting mothers achieve a more comfortable, restful, and restorative sleep.
Pregnancy can be a stressful time both physically and emotionally. Our prenatal chiropractic care can help reduce stress levels, promoting a more positive and relaxed mindset.
The Webster chiropractic technique has been referred to as the breech turning technique by some. This is inaccurate. The aim of the technique is not to turn or reposition a baby; however, some studies conclude the technique has as high as a 90% success rate at repositioning a mal positioned baby. Any change in fetal position is a byproduct of the focus of the technique, but it is not the intention. Any treatment that is specifically aimed at changing fetal position is the practice of obstetrics, which is outside of the scope of chiropractic.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association defines the Webster technique as follows: “The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neurobiomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved.” This simply means that the pelvis is able to move properly, leading to a positive impact on the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments nearby.
Faster Postpartum Recovery
No matter how your birth goes, postpartum recovery can be difficult. A body that is better able to communicate and function is more likely to return to normalcy quicker and avoid major complications. Regular chiropractic care helps the body to achieve proper alignment and work toward recovery more easily.
Webster-Certified Charlotte Chiropractors
Our prenatal chiropractic care plans are based on regular chiropractic adjustments, where Dr. Grant Lisetor will use gentle techniques to realign the spine. This can lead to improved body function, pain relief, and other benefits for pregnant women.
When it comes to prenatal adjustments, the gold standard is a practice called the Webster Technique. The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique that is designed to help pregnant women have the most comfortable pregnancy and delivery possible. It was developed by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and has been used by chiropractors for several decades to help pregnant women with various ailments and discomforts.
The Webster Technique is based upon foundational principles of neuro biomechanics where the misalignment of the sacrum will distort the shape of the uterus, distort the shape of the pelvic inlet (birth canal), and create irritation of the nerves that help the uterus function. The distorted shape of the uterus can result in breech, transverse, or sunny side up (occiput posterior) presentations, which increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery.The distortion in the shape of the birth canal will negatively impact the ability for the baby to be delivered vaginally. The neurological irritation will negatively impact the ability of the uterus to fully and equally contract during labor.
The technique involves a series of gentle adjustments to the sacrum to help improve alignment and balance in the pelvis and uterine ligaments, while reducing neurological irritation of the associated nerves. This can reduce distortion of the uterus and encourage the baby to move into the optimal position for birth, ensure the pelvic inlet (birth canal) has the ideal shape, and maximize neurological transmission to the uterus for full and equal contractions to assure an optimal labor and delivery. The Webster Technique is non-invasive and does not involve any medication, making it a safe and natural option for pregnant women.
Safe and Effective Prenatal Care Through Chiropractic
At Greater Life Chiropractic, we are committed to providing safe and effective prenatal chiropractic care to help expectant mothers achieve optimal health and wellness. Our team of skilled and experienced Charlotte chiropractors is dedicated to providing high-quality care, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Chiropractic care is a natural form of care that is safe and effective in pregnant women. Special care is taken for prenatal adjustments, including unique tables that better accommodate the growing belly, and the focus is on pain relief, comfort, and optimal alignment for a positive labor and delivery experience. Maintaining a healthier pregnancy is important to all expectant mothers, and this gentle type of care can help achieve a healthier pregnancy without the use of medications and interventions.
If you are an expecting mother seeking safe and effective prenatal chiropractic care, look no further than Greater Life Chiropractic in Charlotte. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier and happier pregnancy.
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