Chiropractic For a Healthier Pregnancy: Dr. Debra Block, Dr. Lindsay McDonald and Dr. Eleanor Holdnack 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, Dr. McDonald and Dr. Holdnack 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.
I have been a patient of Dr. Block for 5 years and thus practice still amazes me! They make you feel like part of the family and always treat you like you are the most important guest of the day! My whole family including my 11 and 5 year old love getting their alignment checks! I can not say enough nice things about them you have to see for yourself. I recommend them to everyone I know and always have cards available to hand out!*
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!*
I have been in the military for 30 years, I have received medical care in 7 states and 3 countries. I have not experienced a more professional, hard working, and effective health care provider. Dr Block is one of the best, period.*
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 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.*
I went to Dr. Block after bad whiplash from a car wreck. She has gotten my range of motion back to normal. YAY!*
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!*
I love this place!*
*These are actual reviews written by our patients online,
however, results may vary from person to person
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