Why is postnatal chiropractic care important?

During pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences many changes. The postnatal period also includes multiple changes for the mother’s body. Whether the birth is vaginal or cesarean, the mother’s pelvic biomechanics change after birth. In a vaginal birth, the pelvic bones sometimes become too far separated, causing intense pain and difficulty in walking during the days following delivery. These changes in the pelvic function and structure may cause discomfort in nursing, walking, and sleeping. Through postnatal chiropractic in Sunnyvale, California, we can restore the pelvic balance through manipulation, stretches, and exercises – including many of the same adjustments that were used during prenatal care. Dr. Meir Tako may also recommend postnatal chiropractic care if the mother flexes for long periods of time, which is common during breastfeeding, bottle feeding, or rocking the child. Carrying a car seat with an infant can also alter the biomechanics of the body. These factors can aggravate the mid back area and cause discomfort. Our chiropractor is skilled in treating women following delivery and in helping each patient achieve pelvic balance and pain relief.

Even women who have never before experienced back pain may develop what is known as “mommy neck” or “mommy back” following childbirth as they care for their newborn infants. Postpartum chiropractic care is an effective, safe way to relieve these symptoms and improve your overall wellbeing. We welcome you to contact us today at The Chiropractic Way to learn more and to set up your next appointment.