Pregnancy can lead to a great deal of discomfort and stress on a woman's body. It's common for women to visit a chiropractic office regularly for low back pain, as well as other related issues, such as sciatica, leg cramps and constipation due to their pregnancy. This can result in difficulty performing daily tasks and labor.
Chiropractic treatment can provide for back pain relief and make the birthing process was easier.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body changes to accommodate the growing baby. Her center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, and causes added stress and discomfort in the lower back and the various joints of the pelvis. The weight gain can causing serious stress on the vertebral joints, the sacrum, and the hip joints.
When the spine is compressed, these nerves that travel to all other parts of the body can become irritated and cause pain throughout the body. Sciatica is a condition commonly stimulated by pregnancy and produces pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.
It is safe for both mother and child to have chiropractic care during pregnancy. It is better than taking potentially dangerous medications that may risk the health of the unborn baby.
The effects of chiropractic for the pregnant woman can be:
Some of the benefits of chiropractic care for a pregnant woman are:
Chiropractors can provide safe, personalized care throughout your pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Your examination will determine the best treatment for your discomfort and prepare your body for childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy that may reduce the need for pain medications and 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.
If you are curious about how chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy call our team at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC today. We are here to help.