Prenatal and Webster Method in Washington DC
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.
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.
|Monday||8:00am - 6:45pm|
|Tuesday||2:30pm - 6:45pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 6:45pm|
|Thursday||2:30pm - 6:45pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 3:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 12:00pm|
Friendship Heights Chiropractic
5100 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #251
Washington, DC 20016