Garden State Family Chiropractic provides the latest in safe and gentle prenatal chiropractic care. Our tables are able to accommodate your pregnant belly all the way up through your due date. Dr. Dana has been extensively trained in caring for pregnant and post-partum women. She is one of only a handful of chiropractors in all of south jersey certified in Prenatal and Pediatric Chiropractic through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), as well as certified in the Webster’s Technique. The Webster’s Technique is a sacral analysis and adjustment technique along with gentle soft tissue work that is specific to pregnant women. The goal of the Webster’s Technique is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction to improve the neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis. This technique first gained fame for helping with breech babies, and has a 92% success rate in the baby getting into the normal head down position. Our goal with every pregnant patient is to ensure proper spinal alignment so that mom and baby are able to function properly, and have the best pregnancy, delivery, and birth possible!It is common for the expectant mother to have spinal and pelvic related pains due to the hormonal changes, postural and weight changes, and other stresses during pregnancy. Every pregnancy is slightly different, but the most common pains appear on the left or right side in the low back or pelvis area. More specifically it is usually the sacroiliac joint, commonly referred to as the SI joint, or the lumbar spine that becomes problematic and the source of pain. Other frequent problems that can be associated with Prenatal Chiropractic includes: pubic bone pain, neck pain, headaches, arm pain, numbness and tingling, carpal tunnel symptoms, mid back pain, rib pain, hip pain and sciatica. Dr. Metzger been granted Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) renowned Certification Program.
A woman may be a candidate for chiropractic care if she has:
Facts about chiropractic care during pregnancy: