Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy in Hoboken, NJ
A pregnancy chiropractor, like a regular chiropractor, focuses on spinal and pelvic adjustments to relieve back pain and body tension, but they also have special knowledge and training about the pregnant body and common pregnancy-related issues. At Hudson Sport & Spine, our chiropractor, Dr. Todd Givens, DC, and his team offer safe, professional, and effective pre-natal care so that you can feel your best throughout your pregnancy. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 70 Hudson St Suite 2B, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Table of Contents:
Can a pregnant woman go to a chiropractor?
Does insurance cover chiropractic during pregnancy?
What are the benefits of going to a chiropractor during pregnancy?
Can a pregnant woman go to the chiropractor for sciatica pain?
During pregnancy, it’s completely normal to have more aches and pains than usual. After all, your body is going through monumental changes to help support the growth of your baby while also getting ready for them to make their eventual exit.
With your body growing and adapting so quickly, it’s common for your ligaments and muscles to have trouble keeping up. For many women, chiropractic care provides the support and relief that they need as they move through the different stages of their pregnancy.
Chiropractic care helps to maintain and elevate the health of the spinal column through the medical adjustment of misaligned joints. It doesn’t involve drugs or surgery, making it a safe option for pregnant women that are looking to reduce spinal nerve stress, body discomfort, and certain types of joint pain.
While receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy is considered safe in most cases, there are specific circumstances where it’s not appropriate. This includes if you’re experiencing vaginal bleeding, have placenta previa and/or placenta abruption, have an ectopic pregnancy, or experience moderate to severe toxemia.
It’s always recommended that you go to a chiropractor that specializes in prenatal care to ensure that you’re getting be best, high-level treatment for your specific issues.
Chiropractic care, including prenatal chiropractic care, is included in most health insurance plans. In most cases either the full or partial cost of your treatment will be covered, depending on your plan.
However, it’s always best to check with your insurance provider to make sure that prenatal chiropractic care is covered under your specific plan.
If you do have coverage, check to see what the requirements of using it are. This may include getting a referral from your primary care physician, using specific in-network chiropractors, and/or following an active plan set out by your doctor. You should also check to see if there is a cap on usage, as some insurance providers will only cover a certain amount of monthly and/or yearly visits.
During pregnancy, your body goes through an incredible amount of physical and physiological changes to accommodate the healthy growth of your baby.
However, your body often changes at such a fast pace that it can struggle to keep up, the result of which is often pain and discomfort. A chiropractor uses specific methods aimed to reduce pregnancy symptoms while also helping expecting mothers towards healthier pregnancies overall. There are numerous benefits of going to a chiropractor during pregnancy, including:
– A healthier pregnancy.
– A smoother delivery.
– Better sleep.
– Faster labor recovery.
– Improved pelvic balance.
– Injury avoidance.
– Nausea reduction.
– Posture support.
– Relief from back pain.
During pregnancy, especially during the third trimester, many women experience sciatic flare ups. This is often the result of a quickly expanding uterus, the increased size and weight of the fetus putting pressure on the sciatic nerve, and/or a shifting center of gravity altering the biomechanics of the spine.
A chiropractic adjustment during pregnancy can help to realign the spine, taking the pressure off the sciatic nerve. This is a completely safe and harmless procedure for both mom and baby and provides many pregnant women with the pain relief they need – especially during the last leg of their pregnancy.
If you’re currently pregnant and are wondering if chiropractic care is the right option for you, contact our team at Hudson Sport & Spine. We provide safe, professional, and empathetic prenatal chiropractic care to help support you through your pregnancy. For more information about our services or our staff, reach out to us today. You can also book in for an appointment with one of our knowledgeable and experienced practitioners online. We serve patients from Hoboken NJ, Jersey City NJ, Weehawken NJ, West New York NJ, Guttenberg NJ, Secaucus NJ, Harrison NJ, Kearny NJ, Newark NJ, Belleville NJ, North Bergen NJ and Lyndhurst NJ.