Chiropractic For a Healthier Pregnancy: Dr. Debra Block and Dr. Lindsay McDonald specialize in offering chiropractic care for expecting mothers. When your body goes through the various stages and trials of pregnancy and labor, your spine is subjected to extreme amounts of stress. After all, it has to constantly adjust itself to bear the growing weight of another person over a short timeframe of just nine months.
The center of gravity shifts forward and substantial weight gain adds stress to the spine of the expecting mother. This stress frequently causes lower back pain, headaches and migraines, nausea, insomnia, and other symptoms that can wreak havoc on your quality of life.
Over 50% of pregnant women complain of lower back pain during pregnancy, caused primarily by the weight that must be balanced by an overworked spine and support system. Furthermore, how smooth and uncomplicated your delivery is has a lot to do with the state of your body. A body that is stressed, misaligned and worn out can result in complications during delivery – resulting in anything from a painful delivery to problems with positioning the baby correctly.
A study performed by the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concluded that women who received chiropractic care during their third trimester of pregnancy were able to carry and deliver with far more comfort. Plus, the need for painkillers was also reduced by half in several patients in another well-known study.
Dealing with shifting weight, imbalance and pain & discomfort from a taxed nervous system are prime reasons for the need of chiropractic care for pregnant women. Dr. Block and Dr. McDonald are experts at delivering high-quality chiropractic services for expecting mothers from day one of pregnancy to birth – and beyond.
Webster Technique for Pregnant Women
The Webster Technique was designed to help remove subluxations in pregnant women and restore balance to the pelvic area through adjustments and relaxation of special ligaments in the pelvic girdle. This helps to relieve the pressure and stress that can be placed on the pelvic area during pregnancy & childbirth and it also helps with optimal fetal positioning.
Have you ever been to a practitioners office and because of a warm smile, a follow up phone call, or even a hug you felt as if you were their only patient? That’s how I feel every time I go to Block Chiropractic. Dr. Block really understands whole person care! I had a blast taping your episode for House Call with Dr. Mac!*
Dr. Block is gifted in her profession and caring to her patients. She listens intently, and is a very detail-oriented professional. My only regret is that I didn’t come sooner. Her staff is great and mirror her professionalism. The cliche that no one cares what you know till they know you care is applicable to Dr. Block. She is a wealth of knowledge yet, her focus is providing her patients with the best spinal, pain relief, and holistic care possible. I am truly blessed because of her.*
I started seeing Dr Block for neck pain and migraines. She listens well and asks pertinent follow up questions. All of the staff is friendly and helpful. There is a second chiropractor – Dr. Lindsey, a couple of acupuncturists and massage therapists. I have not seen them all, but have used the services of several and have no complaints. Dr. Block does sometimes run late, but they also have water massage beds, so if you use those you can do that before the session.*
I love this place!*
I went to Dr Block during a time when I had a back injury. Within 2 visits my back pain was non-existent. During one visit I mentioned a bad knee and she worked on it and it slipped at a much lesser rate. Professional, excellent listener, I recommend.*
My family and I have been with Dr. Block since the beginning of her career in chiropractic care!! She is an amazing doctor and a lovely person! I would recommend her practice to anyone and I have done just that! Many of my friends and fellow teachers now go to Block Chiropractic! She has great people working with her as well!*
I began going to see Dr. Block and Dr. Lindsay this past fall, then recently, began acupuncture treatments with Brittany. I am so glad I went. I am getting compassionate and thorough care. The staff is unfailingly polite as well!*
Dr. Block and her staff are great! Their mission is to help relieve your pain and promote a healthy lifestyle.*
I just started going to a chiropractor recently and all I can say is Dr. Block is awesome! The facility is nice and the staff are very friendly and helpful; you couldn’t ask for a better place or experience!*
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