An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Pregnancy is a time when many women experience aches, pains, reduced immune function and a variety of other changes in their bodies. These changes can make pregnancy difficult for women to manage, and can add stress to the experience of being pregnant. At Gateway Family Chiropractic in Loveland CO, our chiropractors help pregnant mothers manage their pain and have a more positive pregnancy experience. Our techniques can benefit babies as well as mothers, by leading to a smoother delivery and a more healthy pregnancy overall.
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to change rapidly. Postural changes, hormonal changes, pelvic changes and protruding abdomen can all throw a woman's spine out of alignment. In the early weeks of pregnancy, these changes can bring about muscle aches in the low back, hip and leg areas of the body, making sleeping, standing and sitting a painful experience. The more difficult it is for the pregnant woman to get comfortable, the more difficult it is for her to take care of her own body. Many pregnant women lose sleep during this time, and some women stop exercising.
As your primary chiropractic facility in Loveland, we help pregnant patients of the area by using spinal adjustment to realign the vertebrae and put the body back into balance. This can help reduce pain that pregnant women feel, making the pregnancy experience more comfortable and healthy.
At Gateway Family Chiropractic, our chiropractors use the Webster technique for pregnant patients in the surrounding communities of Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Berthoud, and Greeley, CO. Webster technique is a type of spinal adjustment that is specifically designed to be safe and comfortable for women during pregnancy.
Sacral misalignment can cause muscle tension that has a negative effect on the uterus, thus preventing the baby from taking proper position during pregnancy. If the baby is constrained in the mother's body, this can lead the baby to take a breech position around the time of delivery, leading to a C-section birth.
Webster technique is a sacral adjustment that can help realign the pelvis and keep the baby in proper position throughout pregnancy. In addition to helping ensure a smoother labor and delivery, Webster technique can help the baby develop properly and can prevent stress on the baby's developing spine and nervous system. Use of Webster technique can reduce the chances of a C-section delivery and can help a woman have a more natural vaginal delivery.
Because Webster technique is specifically designed for pregnant patients, it is the safest and most effective technique that chiropractors are able to use for pregnant women. At Gateway Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor Dr. Shannon Bundy is advanced certified in Webster technique. She uses Webster technique on patients throughout each trimester to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Pregnant patients benefit from a variety of chiropractic services, not just spinal adjustment! At Gateway Family Chiropractic, we offer the following services to women during pregnancy:
At Gateway Family Chiropractic, our health care professionals provide chiropractic care for the whole family. Our chiropractors serve the areas of Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Berthoud, and Greeley. Whether you're in your first trimester or the final weeks of pregnancy, we can help you have a satisfying, more healthy pregnancy as well as a safer labor and delivery. Call today to make an appointment at 970-669-7620.