NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture is educating expectant mothers about the benefits of chiropractic care for managing prenatal pain. Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy help align the spine and pelvis properly, which can reduce or eliminate neck and back pain, says Naperville chiropractor Dr. Tim Erickson. Dr. Erikson also recommends prenatal massage and acupuncture to relax the muscles and reduce anxiety. Acupuncture can reduce vomiting and nausea associated with morning sickness, reduce pelvic and lower back pain, reduce pregnancy-induced headaches, according to research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
“During pregnancy, pelvic ligaments loosen to prepare the body for childbirth,” said Dr. Tim Erikson, D.C. “The body’s center of gravity also shifts forward. These changes can place new strain on the joints and soft tissue muscles, leading to recurring pain in the back and neck. A combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and acupuncture is an effective pain management option.”
Prenatal chiropractic adjustments help bring correct alignment back to the spine and reduce or eliminate neck, back and leg pain, says Dr. Erikson. The Naperville chiropractor also recommends therapeutic exercises to safely strengthen the body’s muscles and prepare for childbirth. “At Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, our goal is to safely address common pregnancy woes, including leg pain and swelling in the legs or lower back, through drug-free treatments that are safe for mother and child,” said Dr. Erikson. “We recognize that every woman experiences pregnancy differently, which is why we listen closely to a patient’s symptoms in order to create a fully customized treatment plan.”
Dr. Erikson says that treatment plans often incorporate chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy, therapeutic exercises and acupuncture treatments for enhanced pain relief. “Acupuncture during pregnancy offers a number of important health benefits,” said Dr. Erikson. “This ancient healing technique uses thin needles inserted into the skin at specific pressure points along energy pathways known as ‘meridians.’ Inserting needles at these pressure points stimulates the central nervous system to release endorphins and other neurotransmitters. This alleviates pain and enhances the body’s natural sense of wellbeing. Treatment is completely safe for pregnant women.”
Research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicates acupuncture may help reduce the pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting known as morning sickness. Acupuncture treatments may also be beneficial for alleviating pelvic pain, lower back pain, pregnancy-related headaches, and depression. “In general, we find that a combination of chiropractic adjustments with massage therapy and acupuncture offers the greatest health benefits for pregnant women, including pain relief,” said Dr. Erikson.
Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture provides comprehensive chiropractic services including pediatric chiropractic care, sports injury rehabilitation, auto accident chiropractic treatment, auricular therapy, custom foot orthotics, and acupuncture treatment. For more information on prenatal chiropractic care, including acupuncture and massage therapy treatments, call 630-983-1805 or visit www.drtimerickson.com.
Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture, 630-983-1805
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