Dr. Ricco Impastato, D.C. has been providing chiropractic care to expecting mothers for over 10 years. He has advanced training in biophysics and qualifying him to treat those who are expecting. Dr. Impastato has a specific treatment table that accommodates the mother’s stomach to provide a safe, gentle adjustment. In addition to receiving an adjustment, his practice provides cold therapy to reduce any swelling the joints may have around the spine.
Why Should Expecting Mothers Get Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is very beneficial for women who are moms-to-be. Women who see a chiropractor are likely to have a healthier pregnancy, better control over nausea, shorter labor and delivery times and, of course, much less back, neck and joint pain. Since chiropractors use a drug-free approach to relieve pain, many women will find that chiropractic care is a safe and effective route to find relief from pregnancy.
Adjusting Your Back & Pelvis
Chiropractic adjustments can be done on virtually every joint in the body. During a woman’s pregnancy, the most common joints to be misaligned will be joints of the back and the pelvis. Some women find that low-back pain, seen especially in the last trimester from the baby’s head pressing down on their back, legs, and buttocks, can be too much to handle. In addition to low-back pain, a woman’s center of gravity will automatically shift forward to accommodate the ever-growing baby. This will lead to pelvic imbalances and be a possible risk factor for pregnant women tripping and falling. A chiropractor’s goal is to realign those joints in order to reestablish pelvic balance and to give the expecting mother relief from low-back pain.
The Effects of Pregnancy on Your Body
As expecting mothers begin the nine-month journey to their baby’s birth, they will undergo physiological and endocrinological changes. These alterations to women’s bodies will create the perfect environment for the developing baby. On the other hand, this can result in a few physical changes that can cause discomfort, including: an increased back curve, pelvic shifts and postural imbalances.
Women who are pregnant will experience more stress on the spine and surrounding nerves as several changes are occurring in her body. Therefore, chiropractic care will help provide relief from the discomforts of pregnancy.
If you’re a mom-to-be, contact us to receive regular chiropractic care and wellness coaching. We proudly serve expecting mothers in New Orleans, Metairie and the surrounding cities.