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Pregnancy shouldn't deter back treatment

by on July 26, 2012 12:33 PM

Are you pregnant and enduring nausea, back pain, swollen ankles, shortness of breath, and many other symptoms commonly associated with pregnancy? If so, don’t just live with the pain, be proactive.

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby during pregnancy is to regularly see a chiropractor.

Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy is all about keeping mom and baby healthy. It is an essential element in your prenatal care to ensure the safest, easiest possible delivery. Not only does chiropractic help the mother to be live a healthier lifestyle, it also aids the baby in reaching its optimal birthing position.

Many pregnant women have turned to chiropractic care to ease their symptoms because it is highly safe and effective. It is a completely natural, drug free approach to having your body function at its highest neuromusculoskeletal capacity. Chiropractors use their hands to restore and maintain the integrity of the nervous system by proper function of your spine. The function of your spine and mobilization of all joints enables the body to activate its inherent ability to heal.

Chiropractic adjustments restore function to the nerves by proper spinal movement. With proper function, the body has a clear pathway to keep itself healthy. Your body is working hard enough to grow this beautiful being inside, it does not need to be fighting itself too.

I am specially trained to address the needs of pregnant women as well as being certified in the Webster Breech Technique. I offer specific techniques and abdominal breakaway tables to maintain a state of balance within your pelvis which will enable an easier, safer delivery. Keeping all joints moving and balance maintained will optimize your pregnancy. Along with helping to relieve many common symptoms of pregnancy, it has also been shown to decrease labor time and reduce the risk of breech presentation at birth.

I create individualized treatment plans for each patient and will see you through the beautiful experience of pregnancy. Women should be adjusted consistently throughout the entire pregnancy and surpassing delivery. The benefits become more prominent the further pregnancy progresses. Listen to the needs of your body and allow me to get you on the path to a successful healthy pregnancy and birth of your child.

Dr. Kelly L. Cook is a chiropractor at the Nittany Valley Chiropractic Center. For more information about Dr. Cook, visit: or call (814) 234-5271.

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