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  • Dr. Shirley Delgado-Rivera

Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Care

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Do you ever wonder what chiropractic care is all about and if it is for you? Well, here are a few common Q & A I get asked frequently about chiropractic care, who would benefit from it and more!

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment that focuses on restoring mobility of the spine and joints that have become restricted (lack of motion). These restrictions can cause pain, stiffness, muscle tension and, can also apply pressure to nerves in the area causing more severe symptoms.

Are chiropractic adjustments painful?

Chiropractic manipulation should not be painful. However, depending on the severity of the patient's symptoms, patient can experience discomfort and soreness in the area of complaint.

Can you receive chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes! Chiropractic care during pregnancy is gentle and safe. Routine chiropractic care during prenatal period will not only help manage pain in mother's back, hips and pelvis, it will also help to establish pelvis balance. This can provide the necessary space for baby to move to optimal position during delivery.

Is chiropractic care appropriate for children?

It is! Chiropractic adjustments for children are very safe, comfortable and gentle. Kids after birth can experience neck or back tension that could interfere with feeding, digesting, pooping, etc.Chiropractic care is also recommended throughout their milestones as their bodies will go through changes, falls, traumas, etc. during those periods.

Will chiropractic care help me with my postpartum recovery?

A big yes! Majority of women prepare their mind and body for pregnancy and birth. But take little time to recovery during their postpartum journey. Have in mind that your body went through many changes during pregnancy and birth. These changes can periodically cause restrictions on your spine, hips and pelvis. Also, taking care of a newborn, constantly holding the baby, sitting/sleeping in awkward positions and breastfeeding can cause tension on your neck and upper back. Chiropractic care helps restore mobility helping your body to function properly for a better and faster recovery.

What are some benefits from receiving chiropractic care?

Chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate neck & back pain, sciatica nerve symptoms, headaches, joint stiffness, discomfort during pregnancy, postpartum recovery, etc. It restores joint mobility, reduces muscle tension and improves nerve function giving your body the boost it needs to work and move the best way possible!

Chiropractic adjustment are safe and gentle. It can help to alleviate a variety of discomforts and even improve your overall health. If you have additional questions about chiropractic and want to know if it is a good fit for you, do not hesitate to reach out!

Let's talk! ,

Dr. Shirley



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