Seattle Chiropractor | Can Chiropractic Care Help with Pregnancy?

pregnancyMany soon-to-be moms wonder whether or not seeing a chiropractor is wise during pregnancy, and may veer away from seeing one altogether thinking it may not be beneficial given their delicate state. However, experts agree that not only is chiropractic care safe, but it helps expecting mothers eliminate pain and discomfort, as well as assist with the delivery of their baby.

A pregnant woman will naturally get larger as weeks pass by, causing significant stress to her organs, bones and joints. As her weight increases in the front, she will begin to compensate for her misalignment by leaning back, exerting even more pressure on her back, hips and legs.

Such pressure can cause many neurological conditions. These include Bell’s palsy, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, coccydynia (coccyx pain), sciatic neuralgia (pain in the pelvic region that radiates down the leg), brachial neuralgia (numbness and tingling of the shoulder, arm and hands), meralgia paresthetica (pain and numbness of the outside upper leg), and intercostal neuralgia (pain between ribs). If the bones of the pelvis become misaligned, this can cause restriction within the uterus affecting the baby’s ability to move thus leading to a breech presentation.

For expecting mothers, consistent chiropractic care ensures that misalignments of the spine are corrected, allowing proper nerve flow to all the organs and tissues and minimizing discomfort while allowing the baby to develop in an optimal environment.

If you or someone you know is pregnant, consider calling one of Seattle’s most trusted and respected chiropractors Dr. Justin Favreau for a free consultation.

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Seattle Chiropractor | Fatigue and Chiropractic

Fatigue - Treating Fatigue through Chiropractic in Seattle - Dr. Justin FavreauFatigue is probably one of the most common health complaints by Americans today. According to experts, about 20% of us claim to have fatigue severe enough to interfere with living a normal life. An estimated 40% of these cases can be attributed to physical causes, while emotional or mental issues comprise the other 60%.

Fatigue can be caused by several things including poor nutrition, mental stress, disease, effects of medication and even poor posture, just to name a few.

Symptoms range from feeling slightly tired most of the time, to a physical and emotional inability to get out of bed in the morning to engage in daily activities. As common as this epidemic has become, the causes of fatigue differ greatly from person to person.

Fatigue is also one of the most dangerous symptoms one could experience. Those suffering from chronic fatigue often turn to caffeine and sugary snacks for energy, deprive themselves of exercise and fail to take any additional steps to find the root cause of their ailment.

Chiropractic care focuses on correcting posture, understanding that a misaligned spine can very well cause the body to run inefficiently. Walking around all day with a physical deformity such as scoliosis or thoracic kyphosis (being hunched over), drains most of your body’s resources while trying to maintain balance throughout the day. Even slight misalignments of the spine prohibit the normal flow of nerve energy from your brain to the rest of your body.

By getting specialized chiropractic care any spinal misalignment can be corrected over time allowing your body to regain its vitality and run at its optimal state.

For more information on chiropractic care as it pertains to your overall health and well-being, please contact one of Seattle’s most trusted chiropractors, Dr. Justin Favreau for a no-obligation consultation.

Call 206-497-4962 For a Free Consultation.