Postpartum Chiropractic: Rehabilitation Begins
Postpartum life is a rollercoaster
It starts in the first 6-12 hours after delivery, which constitute the acute postpartum phase; the next 2-6 weeks are known as subacute; and the delayed period can last for up to 6 months after that. It is going to be a struggle, and you are going to need allies on your side to help you through. The brutal reality is that over 75% of women report at least one health-related problem during the postpartum phase. These problems range from simple physical discomforts to feelings of depression and alienation from both yourself and your newborn child. All women deserve a helping hand through the postpartum period, as they attempt to rehabilitate their bodies and minds, and get used to life with a new child!
Chiropractic plays an important role in postpartum rehabilitation
Chiropractic is just one piece of the puzzle: we let your primary care physician take the lead and defer to them on all matters pertaining to mental and physical wellbeing. But we add another dimension by caring for your body and the physical rehabilitation you will go through. Our goals during the postpartum period are to:
- Reduce physical discomfort by focusing on spinal alignment and soft tissue therapy
- Reduce physical pain’s role in mental anxiety
- Restore pelvic stability and resolve issues like sciatica that may remain leftover after delivery
Once we have restored a level of stability to the pelvic and lower back, we can work on gently reintroducing strength training to develop the core stabilizing muscles. While your body may never look quite the same as pre-pregnancy you, we can help increase your chances of avoiding long-term complications due to your pregnancy. Give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.