Pregnancy and childbirth have long been associated with pain and suffering, but what if it didn't need to be? The stress and changes to a woman's body during pregnancy and childbirth often create misalignment in the spine and joints that can lead to pinched nerves, poor blood circulation, back pain, and more. At Global Chiropractic in Allen, Texas, board-certified chiropractor Dr. Michael Wojnicki offers pregnancy chiropractic services to safely help women relieve pain and discomfort during pregnancy and help them restore their body after childbirth. Dr. Wojnicki's experienced hands perform gently manipulation and realignment without risk to the baby so the mother can feel better while they are pregnant. Natural childbirth can also change the body, so Dr. Wojnicki offers post-natal chiropractic care to help a woman's body heal. Being a mom is a lot of hard work, so pregnancy chiropractic services at Global Chiropractic can help North Dallas women feel their best so they can enjoy their family.
- Webster Pre-Natal Technique
This method is a 2-part adjustment that restores function and alignment in the pelvis. This creates more freedom for the baby to move around and turn. First, the chiropractor will have the expectant mom lay comfortably on her stomach, and will then bring her heels gently toward her back to determine misalignment of the sacrum. The sacrum is the bone that supports the upper body and pelvis. Once this is determined, realignment will be made to the sacrum. During the second part of the adjustment, the pregnant patient will lay flat on her back to receive a gentle press of the round ligament to release tension.
This is probably the most common technique performed by chiropractors. It involves various manual maneuvers that realign the joints and spine. This is also referred to as the High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust (HVLA). In pregnant women, however, the moves are carefully performed and specific areas are targeted that will not harm the baby or the mother.
- Flexion Distraction
This combines the use of a motorized table and manual adjustments performed by the chiropractor. The table creates gentle rhythmic motions that help realign the spine, while providing the mom-to-be with comfort and healing.
This is the use of a small hand held device that creates gentle impulses. The device is held against the skin to massage muscles, tendons and ligaments. It may also be used during the Webster Technique to adjust the sacrum. Pregnant women often love this technique because it feels wonderful against their sore and aching joints and muscles.
The Thompson Technique utilizes a drop table to assist in enforcing realignment. Patients will either lay on their back, stomach or side on top of the table during this technique.
- Kinesio Taping
Breathable tape is often used to restrict or comfort muscles. Taping can provide extra support to a mother’s core.
"Dr. Wojnicki explains everything clearly and goes above and beyond to help his patients! He only recommends necessary treatment and approaches overall health holistically. He helps my back and neck stay pain free in the cheerful, happy environment of his office. His staff is always cheerful, kind, and helpful as well."- J.B. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"Dr."Magic" Mike is awesome! I have been a patient for a couple of years now and will not go anywhere else for my chiropractic needs. Mike and Loren have been great personally and professionally.Kevin Berry"- K.B. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"Dr. Mike saved my life! I had a pinched nerve in my back that caused the most awful pain. Pain's gone now! I've referred friends and family and am so grateful for the wonderful care I receive from this medical professional. Loren is also an important part of the team...she's amazing at greeting when I come in and at taking care of my insurance and billing. She and Dr. Mike make you feel that you're important. I wouldn't go to anyone else for my chiropractic needs."- S.G. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"Love this place. Friendly, efficient folks and great results."- A.B. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"I am so glad I found this place. It feels like you're visiting with friends every time you walk in the door. I've never felt better."- V.W. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
About the treatments
Treatment plans are developed after your initial consultation. Expecting mothers are also encouraged to clear any type of chiropractic treatment with their OB-GYN before their first session. Once the patient is cleared for treatment, the first session will include various techniques, stretches, and exercises depending on the mother’s condition and stage of pregnancy. The frequency of treatment is solely dependent on the desire of the patient. Mothers may only visit a chiropractor once, during or after their pregnancy and others receive weekly or monthly treatments.
What to Expect
Once a thorough consultation has been completed, mothers can move forward with the treatment plan that was designed to fit their individual needs. Expecting moms will often be guided onto a massage table with the support of a specialized pregnancy pillow, and then placed either on their back, side or stomach, depending on the type of adjustment that is being made. Techniques may involve direct contact, tools like the activator, and adjustable tables. Receiving adjustments to the spine and pelvis can help with morning sickness, back pain, shortness of breath and swollen ankles/feet. Patients often report receiving a better night sleep after receiving chiropractic care.
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The benefits of receiving chiropractic adjustments during and after pregnancy allows woman to move more freely and be in less pain. If you are an expectant mother, who is undergoing aches and discomfort in your back, legs, hips or feet, call our office to schedule and appointment so we can help relieve you of your pain.