Six weeks after having a baby, Katie Zeck visits her chiropractor for treatment. Dr Estelle Nella explains how pregnancy affects the joints in your back and how chiropractic adjustment can relieve stress on the spine.
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Katie Zeck: Yeah it's been six weeks since I had the baby. I'm here for ongoing Chiropractic care and it basically helps me to stay fit, and healthy and comfortable. Dr. Estelle Nella:Let me just take a look. Any problems today? Katie Zeck: No, not I can think. It's been very beneficial to the pregnancy before hand and since. Dr. Estelle Nella: After a pregnancy, we always recommend that, a mom will continue with her regular spinal check-ups because of physical, emotional, even chemical stresses that continue to occur. Are you having some tension and tenderness down into here? Katie Zeck: May be a little bit, the tension from the newness of caring the baby. Dr. Estelle Nella: During pregnancy the body undergoes several changes, the pregnant patient undergoes several changes. Mainly the lumbar spine becomes a curt and more curves and the some of the joints shift and become locked in position. So once the baby has been born, we'll continue with spinal checkups, so that we can ensure that the pelvis is back and its natural alignment, so that the Muscles can go back to normal functioning and the nerves can go back to normal functioning. This will help ease some of that tension in your low back. Katie Zeck: Okay. Dr. Estelle Nella: And then take deep breathe in -- Katie Zeck: Okay. Dr. Estelle Nella: Things like feeding the baby and just caring the baby as well as mom's who have more than just the baby to take care of other children, this can also cause other stresses on the spine and that is the reason why we'll continue to adjust the patient even after the baby is born. And little on the right side. Laura Schweitzer: I was in a lot of pain before coming here and after I had Grace with carrying her around and stuff, the pain just became unbearable, it was really hard to walk around with her. So, I came here on the recommendation of my doctor and I come once a week and I have no pain. So it's amazing.

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