There are many hormonal and physical changes that your body will experience during pregnancy to create the healthiest environment for your baby. These changes, as well as your center of gravity and posture shifting to accommodate your growing baby can lead to a misaligned spine and joints. Back pain during pregnancy is also very common. Chiropractic care can alleviate the stress on your body from these changes as well as pain and stiffness throughout your body.
Regular chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy can also provide for a better and easier birth, for both you and your baby. By gently realigning the pelvis the birthing process is less obstructed for both parties. Studies have also shown that seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy can result in a shorter labor.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-addictive alternative to traditional pain management. About 27 million Americans are treated by a doctor of chiropractic each year to treat a variety of issues — including symptoms from pregnancy — as well as routine maintenance. Chiropractic care is often used to treat pregnant women and is a combination of spinal manipulation as well as a holistic, whole-body approach to wellness and nutrition. Spinal manipulation uses the doctor’s hands or a small device to increase joint mobility in a targeted area, which in turn reduces muscle tightness, relieves swelling, or decreases nerve irritation.
Chiropractic care is designed to realign the spine to reduce nerve obstructions that can prevent your organs and immune system from functioning at the highest level. The stronger and healthier your immune system, the better your baby’s immune system will be.
Adding chiropractic care to your wellness routine can also help:
- Reduce pain and discomfort
- Decrease inflammation
- Improve range of motion
- Decrease stiffness and fatigue
- Improve flexibility
- Increase muscle tone and strength
All of our doctors at Balance Family Chiropractic are trained to work with women who are pregnant to provide relief from symptoms of pregnancy while also creating a healthy environment for your baby. Chiropractic care is gentle. In our office, we treat newborns and seniors, and everyone in between.
Seeing a chiropractor during pregnancy will help you maintain a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy while relieving pain throughout your body. Many people also report lessened adverse symptoms, such as nausea, throughout their pregnancy with regular chiropractic care.
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the doctors at Balance Family Chiropractic will perform a consultation and examination to fully evaluate your body’s needs and abilities.
Call Balance Family today to increase your overall wellness and mobility.