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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy


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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had a difficult time. I've always had trouble with my back, and the weight gain threw me off balance and made me experience a lot of pain. I was so uncomfortable all of the time that I couldn't even get through a day of work. I finally decided to go see a chiropractor that a coworker recommended. I was very nervous -- I'd heard about having your back cracked, and it sounded scary to me. The chiropractor did manipulate my back, but he was very gentle, and it didn't hurt at all. In fact, it helped. So did the massage table in his office. Without that care, I don't know how I would have gotten through the rest of the pregnancy. I decided to start a blog to help other women learn how chiropractic care can help them through a difficult pregnancy.

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Many people are up in the air about determining whether or not chiropractic care is really good for them. This is because there is so much information out there that both encourages chiropractic care and discourages it. If you aren't sure whether or not chiropractic care is right for you, consider these five little known facts about it that may encourage you to use a chiropractor:

  1. Pain Is the Last Symptom of a Bad Back: Many people do not consider back adjustments until pain begins in their backs. However, pain is the last symptom that you will receive when you have a bad back, which means that back adjustments should be given before pain even begins and should continue even if there is no pain. 
  2. Chiropractors Soothe Pain: One reason people believe that going to the chiropractor is useless is because they do not treat back pain. If you need surgery or other treatments, that's what you would have to go to your doctor for. However, a chiropractor is useful if you have undergone these treatments and want to keep your back in optimal health and soothe any pain from the treatments. Chiropractors soothe the back after going through surgery or other treatments, which also helps to prevent the back problems from happening again in the future.
  3. Chiropractic Care is for All Ages: Chiropractic care is sometimes believed to be bad for children and seniors. This is because there is some misleading information that back adjustments can cause strokes in seniors. It is also believed that chiropractic care is just useless for children altogether or can be damaging for their development. However, there is no proof that strokes occur due to chiropractic care and it can actually be great for childhood development. This is because the back adjustments help the spine to continue to grow straight. 
  4. Chiropractors Know More About Health than You Think: Many people believe that chiropractors only know about back and spinal health. However, chiropractors can also give advice on nutrition, fitness, and more. Chiropractors will even refer you to other practitioners if they believe that it is necessary. This is because a chiropractor's training is very similar to that of your typical doctor. 
  5. You Don't Become Reliant: Many people believe that once they go to the chiropractor they can't stop. However, this is not the case. You will not experience any symptoms if you stop going to your regular chiropractic appointments. You may want to continue treatment though because of how it makes you feel. 

By knowing some of these facts about chiropractic care, you can be more comfortable and understanding about the practice that may convince you to start your chiropractic treatment.