One of the most common complaints during pregnancy is low back pain. With weight gain, there is an increase in the curvature of the spine which puts more pressure on joints, discs, and nerves. Chiropractic adjustments are a very safe and effective way to manage the extra stress being put on your body during this life-changing phase. Dr. Sarah is certified in the Webster technique which is utilized during pregnancy.
The Webster technique definition according to the ICPA: “The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.”
The theory behind the use of the Webster technique in the care of pregnant women is that sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby malpresentation. Sacral misalignment may contribute to these causes of dystocia by uterine nerve interference and tightening/torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. By using gentle adjustments to the expecting mother, we can restore normal function making pregnancy and the birthing process more comfortable for mother and baby.