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Pregnancy & Parental Care Specialist

Mark Addona, DC

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

Chiropractic care might not be your first thought on finding out you're pregnant, but it should be on your to-do list. Mark Addona, DC, in Westfield, New Jersey, provides exceptional pregnancy and parental care that helps keep you comfortable and well throughout the pregnancy and birth experience. To find out more about the benefits of pregnancy and parental care, call Dr. Addona's office today or book an appointment online.

Pregnancy & Parental Care Q&A

Why might I need chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Your body undergoes numerous changes during pregnancy. Not least of these is a considerable alteration in your balance and posture due to the weight you gain as your baby grows.

While weight gain is normal, it can have an effect on your pelvic alignment. As your pregnancy continues, more weight goes on your hips and pelvis, and your back develops a slight curve in response. Over the nine months of pregnancy, this imbalance often results in substantial back pain.

Your back pain is likely to worsen as you reach the end of your pregnancy. The extra weight and awkwardness of having an enlarged abdomen also leave you prone to other musculoskeletal aches and pains.

In addition to back, neck, and joint pain, you might also experience issues like aching, heavy legs, and digestive disorders. Chiropractic care can help with all these issues.

How does chiropractic care help with pregnancy and parental care?

Chiropractic care can play a significant role in improving your experience of pregnancy and parenthood.

Dr. Addona prepares a personalized pregnancy plan for you to reduce your likelihood of experiencing pain and other problems. Visiting him at an early stage enables you to benefit from early interventions that ensure you and your baby stay well throughout the pregnancy, but Dr. Addona can help at any stage.

With Dr. Addona's help, many mothers find that they have a reduced need for painkillers and may even spend less time in labor. After your baby is born, Dr. Addona provides parental care that means you recover from the stresses of labor and regain physical fitness more quickly.

What pregnancy and parental chiropractic care might I need?

The chiropractic treatments you might need during your pregnancy vary depending on your specific needs. If you have an existing spinal misalignment condition or other problem, Dr. Addona treats these first.

He performs careful adjustments specifically designed for pregnant women that are different from routine chiropractic care. These adjustments are safe for you and your baby. He can also help you avoid problems during pregnancy, showing you how to look after your body and protect your spine.

Chiropractic care doesn't just help you maintain a healthy spine throughout your pregnancy, Dr. Addona also assesses you and your baby after the birth to see if you could benefit from additional treatments.

To find out more about chiropractic for pregnancy and parental care, call Mark Addona, DC, today or book an appointment online.