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A Healthy Pregnancy
How chiropractic can help you!

Chiropractic adjustments prepares the pelvis for an easier pregnancy by creating a state of balance in the pelvic muscles, bony structures and ligaments.

Gentle manipulation of the low back and pelvis relieves tension on the ligaments supporting the uterus thus reducing torsion to the uterus and provides optimum conditions for a complication-free delivery.

Regular pregnancy massages available help reduce the mother's stress levels, reduce muscle stiffness and improve circulation.

The goal is to have the most NATURAL, pain free, and drug-free pregnancy possible.

Post-partum treatments are also recommended to ensure that the mother's body and spine remain healthy.

Chiropractic Philosophy
The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental concepts:
  1. the structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions and its ability to heal itself; and
     
  2. the mind-body relationship is instrumental in maintaining health and in the healing processes.

Although chiropractic shares much with other health professions, its emphasis and application of philosophy distinguishes it from modern medicine. Chiropractic philosophy gravitates toward a holistic ("total person") approach to healing which combines elements of the mind, body and spirit and maintains that health depends on obedience to natural laws, and that deviation from such laws can result in illness.

Widespread Use of Chiropractic Care
The increasing interest in alternative forms of care has caught the attention of several health associations and government agencies. A 1993 study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that "The estimated number of visits made in 1990 to providers of unconventional therapy was greater than the number of visits to all primary care medical nationwide," and chiropractic was among the most frequently used non-medical therapies.

A followup report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that the use of non-medical treatments had increased significantly since the 1990 survey, with "overall prevalence of use increased by 25%, total visits by an estimated 47%, and expenditures on services provided by practitioners of alternative therapies by an estimated 45%." Of the survey respondents, one in nine (11%) had used chiropractic care within the previous year.

Healthy Tips for a Healthy Spine
The following tips can help you take better care of your spine:
  1. Make sure you have a firm mattress that keeps the spine aligned and supports the spine's natural curve. The best sleeping positions are on your back or side.
     
  2. When standing for extended periods, rest one foot on a small stool to maintain spinal curvature and relieve pressure. The knees should be bent when bending forward. Low-heeled shoes may help by maintaining spinal curvatures and cushioning your weight.
     
  3. Use chairs that promote good posture and support your back. Placing a lumbar support in the lower portion of your back may help support your spine's natural curve. Readjust the seat of your car so that your knees are level with your hips.
     
  4. When bending forward, bend at the knees and hips, but keep your back straight. This will help to keep your spine's curvature in proper alignment. When lifting, keep your spine straight while using your legs to do most of the work. Hold the objects being lifted close to your body to keep the weight on your spine to a minimum.