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Chiropractic During Pregnancy

Pregnancy places a lot of stress on the body as it goes through a myriad of changes, both physically and hormonally, that occur to the mums body as the baby grows.

Chiropractic can help you adapt to these changes and make the pregnancy journey a little less challenging.

Expecting mothers need all systems working at 100% to help make sure a baby’s development is not hindered.

Potential benefits for pregnant mums include:

  • Less back or spine pain or discomfort, which can occur as a result of physiological and postural changes and due to the fact that all your ligaments become more lax.
  • Improved pelvic floor control. The pelvic floor muscles are known to have active roles in pregnancy and childbirth, as well as in spinal stabilisation.
  • Improved pelvic alignment, this becomes especially important towards the later stages of pregnancy and then delivery.
  • Shorter labour times
  • All will help towards better, more comfortable, pregnancy and birth.

You can read more about a recent NZCA study on chiropractic care and pregnancy here.

 

We have very modern, comfortable and specially designed tables that allow expecting mums to lay comfortably on their tummy while getting their spine and nerve system checked.

If you’re interested in learning more about how subluxations in the different vertebrae affect different organs, functions and parts of the body, then click or tap over the spine in the interactive image below.

  • C1

    Headache

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Head, brain, pituitary gland, scalp, inner and middle ear, sympathetic nervous system

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Headaches, Migraines, Spacey, Dizzy, memory trouble, brain fog, low concentration, low energy, ear aches/infections, colds/flu hormonal problems, nervousness, insomnia, low IQ, nervous breakdowns, epilepsy

  • C2

    Headache & Neck Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Sinuses, eyes, tongue, forehead, auditory nerve

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Sinus problems, snoring, allergies, eye troubles, earache, fainting, deafness

  • C3

    Neck Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Face, cheeks, outer ear, trifacial nerve, Diaphragm

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Neuralgia, neuritis, acne, eczema, chronic fatigue, anxiety, shortness of breath, vertigo

  • C4

    Neck, Shoulder, & Arm Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Nose, lips mouth, eustachian tube, mucous membranes, Thyroid

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Hay fever, tonsillitis, hearing problems, postnasal drip, weight gain, insomnia, nervous, thyroid conditions

  • C5

    Neck, Shoulder, Arm, & Hand Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Vocal cords, neck glands, pharynx

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Laryngitis, hoarseness, throat conditions, craving sweets, tired after eating, headaches if to long between meals, emotional instability, heart palpitations

  • C6

    Neck, Shoulder, Arm, & Hand Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Tonsils, Neck Muscles, Shoulders, Stomach

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Tonsillitis, whooping cough, croup, stomach pain after eating, upper arm pain, arm weakness, loss of grip strength

  • C7

    Neck, Shoulder, Arm, & Hand Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Bursa in shoulders, elbows, liver

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Bursitis, tennis elbow, tendonitis, sluggishness, nightmares

  • T1

    Neck, Shoulder, Arm, Hand, Finger, & Upper Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Arms from the elbows down including the hands, arms, wrists, and fingers, esophagus and trachea

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Asthma, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath

  • T2

    Upper Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Heart, including its valves and covering arteries, lungs

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Coronary heart disease, high or low blood pressure, functional heart conditions, certain chest pains, breathing problems

  • T3

    Upper Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Lungs, bronchi, chest, heart and breast

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Bronchial asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy, shortness of breath, chronic cough, pneumonia, congestion

  • T4

    Upper Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Gall Bladder, heart and lungs

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Gall bladder conditions, jaundice, heartburn, bloating after meals, gassy, burping, trouble with fatty foods

  • T5

    Upper Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Stomach, solar plexus, blood and circulation

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Stomach troubles, indigestion, digestive disorders heartburn, ulcers, circulation problems

  • T6

    Upper Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Pancreas, esophagus, duodenum

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Diabetes, pancreatitis, craving sweets, hyperglycemia, indigestion, tired after eating, gastritis, headaches if to long between meals, ulcers

  • T7

    Mid Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Spleen, gall bladder, pancreas, liver, diaphragm, immune function

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Immune deficiencies, Lowered resistance, frequent colds/flu, infections, hiccoughs, blood disorders

  • T8

    Mid Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Liver, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, adrenal cortex

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Liver conditions, fevers, low blood pressure, anemia, blood disorders, fatigue, headaches, low energy

  • T9

    Mid Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Adrenal Glands, liver, pancreas, spleen, small intestine

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Overwhelmed by stress, allergies, hives, obesity

  • T10

    Mid Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Small Intestine, appendix, adrenal cortex, kidneys

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Digestive complaints 1-2 hours after eating, gas pains

  • T11

    Mid & Lower Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Kidneys, ureters, small and large intestine, bladder, adrenal medulla, ileocecal valve

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Kidney troubles, decreases urine output, swollen ankles, kidney or bladder infections, chronic tiredness, circulation problems

  • T12

    Mid & Lower Back Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Kidneys, small and large intestine, ureters, bladder, ileocecal valve, Lymph circulation

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Kidney problems, rheumatism, gas pains, lymph circulation problems, swelling, digestive disorders

  • L1

    Low Back, Hip, & Upper Leg Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Large intestine or Colon

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Constipation, colitis, dysentery, diarrhoea, bad breath, flatulence

  • L2

    Low Back, Hip, & Upper Leg Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Appendix, abdomen, cecum, bladder

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Appendicitis, abdominal cramps, digestive complaints, acidosis, varicose veins

  • L3

    Low Back, Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Sex organs, ovaries or testis, uterus, bladder

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Bladder troubles, menstrual troubles, miscarriages, bed wetting, impotence, infertility, knee pain

  • L4

    Low Back, Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Prostate, lower digestive tract, muscles of the lower back, Sciatic nerve

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Sciatica, lumbago, bowel problems, difficult painful or frequent urination, low back spasms, leg weakness, backache

  • L5

    Low Back, Hip, Lower Leg, Knee, Ankle, & Foot Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Prostate or uterus, lower legs, ankles, feet

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Prostate problems, irregular periods, PMS, poor circulation in legs, cold feet, leg cramps

  • Sacrum
    Coccyx

    Low Back, Hip, Buttock, Leg, Knee, Ankle, & Foot Pain

    Internal Organs supplied by Nerves

    Reproductive organs, buttocks, genitalia, ureter, prostate, rectum, anus,

    Common Symptoms or Conditions

    Reproductive disorders, hemorrhoids, anal itching sacro-iliac conditions, pelvic problems, spinal curvatures, PMS, dysmenorrhea, impotence, infertility, mental symptoms

Move your mouse over a vertebra for more information.

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