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Prenatal and Webster Method in Washington DC

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PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC:
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy is an essential part of prenatal care. Gentle pregnancy care addresses unnoticed imbalances in the spine and pelvis. Spinal and pelvic adjustments help prevent delayed labor, difficult laboring, and encourages proper fetal positioning. Chiropractic prepares you and your baby for a safer birth. In addition to the noticeable changes pregnancy causes in a woman’s body, pregnancy can cause subtle changes in the musculoskeletal system; changes your chiropractor is able to detect and correct. Because the baby lies forward in the woman’s body during pregnancy, her center of gravity shifts and the spine alters itself to accommodate this change. As a result, many expectant mothers may experience low back and pelvic pain.

WEBSTER METHOD:
The Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique designed to relieve the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint, which may lead to a breech position and cesarean section. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/SI joint dysfunction and in doing so, improve neuro-biomechanical function and balance in the pelvis. In the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e. dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby malposition. The correction of sacral subluxations may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia. In a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique, it is proposed that sacral misalignments may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tension and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. The Webster technique has been shown to be a safe and effective chiropractic analysis and adjustment throughout pregnancy.

Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and for your future family? Please call our office now to schedule an appointment, to see how we can help.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:00am - 6:45pm
Tuesday8:00am - 6:45pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:45pm
Thursday8:00am - 6:45pm
Friday8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pm
SundayClosed
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Friendship Heights Chiropractic
5100 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #251
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 362-0900

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“Dr. Hancock has helped alleviate the pain and gotten me off of pain killers. I now have increased range of motion and comfort so that now I’m on a periodic maintenance plan. Before starting treatments, I had chronic debilitating pain. What I especially love about Friendship Heights Chiropractic is that clockwork punctuality and willingness to take me on short notice when I have a flare up.”

- A.K.

“Thank you so much for your very generous, competent and compassionate care. I have never been received so well by any health care professionals. In addition, as a chiropractor’s daughter who has seen many different chiropractors, I have never received such good and thorough treatments. May God bless each of you in return for your goodness.”

- E.P.

“No praise seems to be enough for the truly excellent servies you have offered me during the last two months, from Angelica’s efficient and good-natured ways to Dr. Hancock’s professionalism and kindness, ending with Monica Lenk’s outstanding and compassionate treatment.”

- B.T.

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5100 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #251

Washington, DC 20016