Pregnancy pain?

Dr. Jacquelyn Nicholls is a chiropractor who is Webster Technique Certified.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated.

Safe & effective

Webster Certified Chiropractor provides safe and effective and drug free care for pregnant moms. Webster Certified Chiropractors is someone who has been specifically trained to assess and adjust the spine and pelvis pregnant women.

Sacral or pelvic dysfunction may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral dysfunction may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

DID YOU KNOW...

That at least 50% of pregnant women experience back pain? 10% of those report discomfort severe enough to disrupt their daily routine.

Breech Babies and Webster

Webster Technique focuses on relieving the tightness in the round ligaments.

This allows the baby to shift comfortably and freely within the womb so that he or she may get into proper position for his or her big journey to the outside world.

Why pregnancy-related back pain so common?

The average healthy weight gain in pregnancy is 25-35 lbs. As the baby grows, the spinal curve increases and the core muscles cannot stabilize the spine as they did before. This extra weight, especially in the front of the body, places a lot of stress on the joints in the back, hips, knees, and feet.

In addition, in the 3rd trimester, Relaxin, a hormone, increases 10 times. This hormone relaxes your ligaments which allows the loosening of the body’s joints to accommodate the enlarging uterus and allow the baby to pass through the pelvis during delivery. These loose joints force the muscles of the back and pelvis to work overtime, resulting in muscle and joint pain.

A maternity and Webster-certified chiropractor can provide safe, effective, and drug-free conservative care to relieve pain by decreasing pressure on the joints, muscles and nerves of the spine and pelvis.

Benefits of seeing a chiropractor throughout your pregnancy:

  • Maintain an overall healthier pregnancy
  • Control symptoms of nausea (using acupuncture treatment)
  • Reduce the pain and time of labor and delivery
  • Encourage optimal positioning of the pelvis to help reduce in-utero constraint and breech presentation
  • Relieve back, neck, foot, and joint pain
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Services Offered:

Ultrasound which can help with the pain of blocked milk ducts or with mastitis, acupuncture which can help with a variety of painful complaints, Interferential Current (IFC) and TENS machines for pain modification and my training in pre/post- natal care to help individualize rehabilitation programs for healthy exercise.