Monday, June 25, 2012

The Webster Technique and Pregnancy

The Webster Technique
Brought to you by Dr. Jon Wise

Are you pregnant? Do you know someone who is pregnant? The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and chiropractic adjustment that a Webster certified chiropractor uses in order to reduce to effects of a misalignment of the sacrum and the sacroiliac joint. When the sacrum is misaligned, it causes tightening of the pelvic muscles and ligaments. When the muscles and ligaments are tense and tight, it can cause constraining effects on the uterus which can prevent the baby from assuming the best possible position for birth. Dr. Larry Webster discovered a technique as a safe way to restore proper pelvic function for pregnant mothers, by reducing interference to the nerve systems. Reducing intrauterine constraint lets the baby get into the best possible position for birth. Some common symptoms during pregnancy that may indicate a sacrum or sacroiliac dysfunction are (but are not limited to) low back pain, sciatic and leg pain, and pubic bone pain.

In expecting mothers with a breech presenting baby, there has been a high reported success rate of the baby turning to vertex position. It is also successfully used in babies presenting transverse, posterior, or in pregnancies with twins. Correct positioning of the baby can affect the outcome of the birth by possibly having shorter labors, preventing dystocia (difficult birth), and may decrease undue stress on the babies developing spine and nervous system.

It is recommended that this technique be used throughout pregnancy to detect imbalances early and optimize pelvic biomechanics in preparation for a safer, easier birth. It is utilized early in the pregnancy to minimize the possibility of the baby to assume improper position. Because of the changing body biomechanics, pregnant women should have regular chiropractic appointments throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

Besure to make your appointments today!

Thank you,
Dr. Jon Wise


  1. As I know chiropractic care is totally safe and beneficial for pregnant women. Chiropractic care helps to correct the health changes in woman body during pregnancy like pelvic changes, abdomen and back curve and postures.
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  2. I am 100% agree with your point of view. During pregnancy it’s really harmful for baby and mother both of health. But a good Las Vegas Chiropractor give you corrective exercise and nutritional values.