How soon after having a baby can I see a chiropractor?
There is nothing more exciting than growing your family and bringing new life into this world. Chiropractic care can play an important role in the way your body adapts to changes throughout your pregnancy.
If you have an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you can be seen by your chiropractor as soon as you are comfortable enough to leave the house. If you have any concerns or are apprehensive to receive care, we will work with you to modify treatment and answer any questions that you may have.
Cesarean Section (C-Section)
Uncomplicated cesarean sections, or C-sections, are treated like any other major abdominal surgery. Typically, women should wait four to six weeks following the procedure to have low back treatment, and in some cases it may be up to three months. However, the neck and upper back or extremity might be able to be treated right away. You can work with your chiropractor to determine when treatment should be initiated. Manipulations that position the patient on their stomach will be avoided. Instead, your doctor will utilize therapies that allow you to be in a seated position or lying on your back. Assisted stretching, soft-tissue mobilization, corrective exercises, and acupuncture are all appropriate options to manage your symptoms and support your recovery.