Many people experience lower back strain and pain along the sciatic nerve because of postural and other difficulties. Developed by Dr Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Association (ICPA), the chiropractic Webster Technique helps reduce sacroiliac joint dysfunction and improves nerve and mechanical function in the pelvis.
In pregnancy, however, you are at greater risk because of hormone surges, weight gain and shifting your centre of gravity to support your growing belly. Problems such as the misalignment of key pelvic muscles and ligaments may even prevent your baby from taking up the best possible position for birth, leading to a difficult labour. Fortunately, even if your baby is in the breech position, the Webster Technique can often help correct the situation.
We recommend you have your spine and pelvis checked regularly throughout your pregnancy to detect and adjust any developing difficulties. Not only will you maximise the health of your own system but also reduce stress to your baby’s developing spine and nervous system, benefitting you both.
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