Pregnancy is exciting, but it takes a significant toll on your body, often resulting in hip, pelvic, and lower back pain. At Lake Travis Chiropractic in Lakeway, TX, experienced chiropractor Ryan Smith, DC, uses the Gonstead Method of chiropractic care to noninvasively relieve pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain. Routine chiropractic adjustments and at-home treatments provide lasting relief, making pregnancy less painful and more manageable.

Pregnancy Q&A

How does chiropractic care relieve pregnancy and post-pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy causes drastic changes to your body. Your hormones rapidly fluctuate, your musculoskeletal system becomes increasingly strained, and you might have symptoms like heartburn, urinary incontinence, and difficulty sleeping.

These things often cause acute and chronic pain, affecting your mobility and quality of life. Chiropractic care uses hands-on therapies, healthy lifestyle changes, and other integrative treatments to relieve these symptoms so that you feel your best.

After you give birth, chiropractic care speeds recovery. It realigns your pelvis, increases circulation, and promotes your body’s healing process.

What are some common pregnancy discomforts?

At Lake Travis Chiropractic, Dr. Smith uses the Gonstead Method of chiropractic care to treat various pregnancy discomforts, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Urgency and bladder control problems

The Gonstead Method takes a holistic and integrative approach to treatment. Rather than providing a generic chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Smith tailors care specifically to you.

How does a chiropractor develop a pregnancy treatment plan?

Dr. Smith reviews your medical records and asks about the symptoms you’re experiencing. He completes a physical exam and orders bloodwork and diagnostic imaging, like an ultrasound.

Bloodwork helps assess your hormone and nutrient levels, while diagnostic imaging allows Dr. Smith to check the position of your baby and look for problems like pinched nerves and herniated discs.

After pinpointing the cause of your pregnancy discomfort, Dr. Smith develops a personalized treatment plan.

How does a chiropractor treat pregnancy discomforts?

At Lake Travis Chiropractic, Dr. Smith takes an integrative and noninvasive approach to treating pregnancy discomforts. He could suggest:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to improve musculoskeletal alignment
  • Exercises and stretches to relieve pregnancy pain and improve mobility
  • Proper ergonomics for improving your posture
  • Advice on nutrition and exercise
  • Nutritional supplements to support your baby’s growth
  • Stress management activities
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Most pregnant people benefit from a combination of treatments. Dr. Smith monitors your symptoms at regular checkups and makes adjustments when needed.

How long does it take for chiropractic care to relieve pregnancy discomforts?

The time it takes for chiropractic care to relieve pregnancy discomfort depends on what’s causing your symptoms and how severe they are. Some people experience significant relief after a single visit; for others, it takes several treatments. Dr. Smith typically recommends weekly chiropractic care during pregnancy for the best results.

Call Lake Travis Chiropractic today to schedule treatment for pregnancy discomfort, or request your appointment online.

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