CHIROPRACTIC DURING PREGNANCY?
The tremendous physical demand involved in pregnancy can lead to a great deal of pain and discomfort. At our state of the art chiropractic office in Pembroke Pines we see expecting moms not only for their number one complaint of low back pain, but for other related symptoms, such as leg cramping, digestive issues, and sciatica. These can make it difficult in performing daily tasks as well as difficulties in labor.
Regular chiropractic care during pregnancy can be an outstanding source of relief for back pain. Many women also report that the birthing process was easier after having undergone chiropractic treatments. The following article provides a more in-depth look at the discomfort caused by pregnancy and explains exactly how chiropractic care can help.
PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC IN PEMBROKE PINES
During pregnancy, a woman’s body is constantly undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby develops, the mother’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, resulting in added stress and tension in the lower back and the various joints that make up the pelvis. At the peak of pregnancy, resulting from the added weight gain, there is an increase to the curvature in the lower back (lordotic curve). Often times the changes of the curvature are to the point of causing serious impact on the vertebra of your spine, the sacrum, and the hip joints.
All the nerves that run throughout your body have their origin in the spine. When the spine is misaligned, it compresses these nerves causing them to become irritated and inflamed leading to the wide spread aches and pains during pregnancy as is the case with sciatica, which is commonly stimulated by pregnancy, involving pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.
If a per-existing issue exists with the alignment of your spine, and there has been a history of lower back problems, pregnancy will often aggravate the condition. Misalignment to the spine caused by the changes associated with pregnancy can overwhelm and shift the structure of your spine.This can make the tasks that become necessary once the child is born, such as carrying a baby on your front or back, changing diapers, breast-feeding, and bending over to lift and pick things up, painfully difficult.
PRENATAL CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Studies show that women under chiropractic care before, during, and after their pregnancy experience up to 60% reduction in low back pain and complications. Chiropractic physicians can provide gentle and effective personalized care through your entire pregnancy and in the postpartum period. A thorough non-invasive exam will determine the best treatment to address your discomfort and prepare the body for the height of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy. These treatments may reduce the need for pain medications throughout the delivery as well as help to reduce labor time. Follow up treatments can assist in realigning the body after the pregnancy and speed up the transition to a healthy post-pregnancy body.
To find out more about how neurologically based chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy call our team at Revive Chiropractic today.