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The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Pregnant women can receive a number of great benefits from chiropractic care.


Reduce lower back pain
– Reduce nausea
– Reduce  back pain and neck stiffness
– Reduce the chances of a C-section birth
– Reduce joint pain

-Restore pelvic balance and improve posture

-Reduce labor and delivery time

Chiropractors are highly trained to gently provide adjustments for women who are pregnant.  Many chiropractors not only have special techniques to help keep moms safe and comfortable during adjustments, but tools such as pregnancy pillows and adjusting tables to help them as well.  Pregnant moms who take the time to visit a chiropractor during their pregnancy will find that their overall pregnancy can be more comfortable and enjoyable as they keep their bodies and their babies healthy.



At Synergy Chiropractic, Dr. Cheri and her staff make specific chiropractic solutions available to pregnant women. In addition to reducing pain and nausea, a chiropractic program will help keep the pelvis properly aligned. A misaligned pelvis can reduce the amount of room available to the baby, making it more difficult for the baby to position itself properly for delivery. A properly aligned pelvis will increase the probability of a natural childbirth. In addition, Dr. Cheri Carlson is certified in the Webster Technique.


Chiropractic care for pregnant women offers a healthy method of having a comfortable pregnancy and safe delivery!

Have a Headache? A Visit to the Chiropractor Can Help!

Throbbing pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise…headaches are never fun, but nine out of ten Americans sufferfrom them. Many choose to combat the pain through medicine, sleep, or just decide to suffer and hope it eventually goes away, but did you know a visit to the chiropractor could help?

Research shows that spinal manipulations, also known as spinal adjustments, provided by chiropractors may be an effective treatment option for headaches. In a study conducted by Duke University, it was found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement, and participants had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief than a commonly prescribed medication.

What can a chiropractor do for you?

  • Perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress
  • Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet to remove foods that can potentially trigger headaches
  • Offer advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques

What can you do for yourself?

  • If you spend a large amount of time in one fixed position, take a break and stretch every 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Low-impact exercise may help relieve the pain
  • Avoid teeth clenching
  • Stay hydrated