Pregnancy can exaggerate spinal alignment concerns, intensifying back and neck pain. At Atkinson Chiropractic in Turlock, California, family chiropractor David Atkinson, DC, provides comprehensive care for pregnant women and children during infancy. Chiropractic care can help improve spinal alignment, support childhood growth and development, and more. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about chiropractic pregnancy and infant care.

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What are chiropractic pregnancy and infant care?

Accommodating a growing baby during pregnancy can strain your spine and alter your posture. As the baby grows, back, neck, and hip pain can diminish your mobility and make even simple movements feel strenuous.

Chiropractic care focuses on spinal alignment to relieve pain, improve posture, and restore function to damaged joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. For most pregnant women, chiropractic care is a safe, medication-free treatment to promote a more comfortable pregnancy.

Infants can also benefit from chiropractic care. Newborns undergo many physical changes during childbirth and the early stages of infancy. Tension, nerve dysfunction, and stress on the spine can impair your little one’s development. Chiropractic care involves gentle manipulation to ensure healthy growth.

The providers at Atkinson Chiropractic are highly trained in chiropractic pregnancy and infant care to ensure your whole family remains healthy and free of pain.

Why should I consider chiropractic pregnancy and infant care?

Your chiropractor may recommend chiropractic pregnancy and infant care if you or your baby struggle with aches and pains.

Pregnancy is a physically exhausting medical condition that changes your body rapidly in a short period. Factors that can increase pain during pregnancy include:

  • Weakened abdominal muscles
  • Significant weight gain
  • Intensified spinal curves
  • Stress on the lower back

Pregnancy can also cause emotional changes, such as anxiety and depression. With a team of chiropractic specialists, the providers at Atkinson Chiropractic provide whole-body care for pregnant women and infants.

Are chiropractic pregnancy and infant care safe?

Chiropractic care is safe for most women during pregnancy and for newborns when performed by an experienced chiropractor. The providers at Atkinson Chiropractic use gentle manipulation to align the spine and pelvis to relieve discomfort and promote stability.

Chiropractic care offers several benefits for women through pregnancy, including:

  • Relieving pelvic and back pain
  • Reducing nausea
  • Minimizing pressure on the joints
  • Accelerating recovery time after childbirth

Strengthening the pelvic muscles and maintaining healthy spinal alignment may also help reduce your need for pain medication during childbirth.

Chiropractic care for infants ensures your baby’s spine remains aligned as they grow. Through comprehensive evaluations and gentle manipulative techniques, your chiropractor help treat:

  • Spinal misalignments
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Digestive disorders
  • Acid reflux
  • Ear pain

Call Atkinson Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online to learn more about pregnancy and infant care.