Chiropractic Adjustments Improve Pregnancy Back Pain
As a pregnancy focused chiropractor, I see my share of pregnant women. Most come in because of low back pain, pubic bone pain, midback and neck pain. They have problems getting up from chairs and rolling over in bed. Chiropractic can make a huge difference in helping pregnant moms move better in their ever changing bodies.
Pregnancy is a time of great change within…and without. As your baby grows and develops, your body adapts to the changing baby within: your breasts become bigger to prepare for breastfeeding, the curve in your low back increases as your abdomen increases in size, and your head tends to move forwards to keep your head over your feet. While these physical posture changes do not seem easy, they are necessary to keep you able to move about throughout your pregnancy.
And this is precisely why chiropractic adjustments can help you feel better and move easier in your always changing body. Quite simply, pregnancy focused chiropractors like me serve to help your body shift through the posture changes of pregnancy. Our focus is to relieve the discomfort you feel in your pelvis, sacroiliac joints, pubic bone, midback, upper and lower neck and wrists, hips, knees and feet. Our focus is always to keep your pelvis moving well, balanced and ready for birth.
Chiropractic adjustments help you feel more comfortable sleeping, sitting, standing, and walking. Benefits such as these are especially great in the third trimester because your baby doubles in size and your posture changes quickly.
One of the bonuses of pregnancy chiropractic care is that women who have regular adjustments during their pregnancies experience shorter labour times. On average, first time mothers who were adjusted during their pregnancies achieved 25% shorter labours than women who weren’t under chiropractic care. Women who had previous children and were under chiropractic care experienced 33% shorter labours than women who weren’t seeing a chiropractor during their pregnancies.
Chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective during pregnancy. We take extra care to make sure that pregnant women are comfortable, and that all of our adjustments are gentle. Most pregnant women are surprised as to how great chiropractic adjustments feel!
If you are pregnant and you experiencing pain in your back, neck, pelvis or extremities, please consult with a pregnancy focused chiropractor. Our goal is to help you feel better and move better, and to keep your pelvis in its optimal position throughout your pregnancy.