How Chiropractic Care Helps Women Postpartum

How Chiropractic Care Helps Women Postpartum, Dixon Chiropractic in Oakland Park, Florida

Being a new mother is an exciting and often overwhelming time. Many new mothers experience physical, mental, and emotional fatigue right after the birth of their babies. In severe cases, these conditions can negatively affect the body between mother and newborn.

Chiropractic treatments can be of huge help here.

At Dixon Chiropractic in Plantation, FL, Dr. Ashley Dixon and her team of highly-qualified chiropractors use a wide range of holistic, chiropractic treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, and alignment to help new mothers relieve their postpartum distress.

Here are some ways in which our chiropractors can help:

They can reduce recovery time

The body undergoes extensive strain and damage during the delivery of the baby. It usually takes new mothers a few weeks to recover completely. Certain chiropractic treatments like acupressure and massage therapy can relieve stiffness and fatigue in the muscles and joints. They can make movements like sitting, standing and sleeping pain-free and easier. This can help significantly shorten this recovery time and help new mothers experience full-body wellness quickly.

They can improve postpartum posture

An expectant mother’s body undergoes many postural changes when she’s pregnant. The weight of the baby can add strain on the spine and the neck. Even post-delivery, the mother may experience postural problems when breastfeeding or when carrying the baby in her hands. If untreated, this can have a long-standing impact on the mother’s health.

The chiropractor at Dixon Chiropractic can align the spine with the rest of the body and improve the new mother’s posture. They can also identify areas where muscle or joint weakness is present and can address it through holistic care.

They can strengthen the pelvis and pelvic muscles
The birth of the baby results in the pelvic muscles becoming loose and sagging. This can lead to low bladder control and a weak lower back that’s susceptible to injury. Many women also find it difficult to get intimate with their spouses after the delivery because of a weakened pelvis.

This is where chiropractic care can really help.

Dr. Ashley Dixon will use a combination of muscle and joint manipulation techniques, which are designed to stretch, strengthen, and make flexible the pelvic muscles and pelvic joints of the patient.

They can address pregnancy caused sciatica

The fetus can add a lot of strain on the lower back. Many pregnant women experience intense back pain and in severe cases, sciatica during pregnancy. Chiropractic care can free the pinched nerve and can relieve the build-up of stress on the nerves of the lower back and legs.

By using a combination of muscle alignment and joint re-alignment techniques, our chiropractors will treat pregnancy and delivery induced sciatica, allowing mother and baby to experience their special bond in a safe and pain-free environment.

They can help mothers cope with postpartum depression

The WHO reports that 10% of pregnant women and 13% of new mothers worldwide experience postpartum depression. While doctors prescribe medication, these should be avoided to ensure the baby and mother don’t ingest toxic chemicals. This is where chiropractic care can be beneficial.

Acupuncture can control the production and flow of hormones in the body. Done with care, this technique can give enormous relief to the new mother, by helping her control her irritability and mood swings. At Dixon Chiropractic, we have immense experience working with expecting and new mothers. Contact us to schedule an appointment.