It is very common for women to experience aches and pains in their back, specifically the lower back, during pregnancy. In fact, around 50 percent of pregnant women will endure some sort of back pain while pregnant. Luckily, you don’t have to deal with this pain for nine months. Your pain could be eased with just a few chiropractor visits. Here is some information you should about receiving chiropractic treatment during your pregnancy and its benefits.
Chiropractic Treatment and Pregnancy
Is it safe?
Visiting a chiropractor can be 100% safe. Chiropractors give over 1 million adjustments a day. The treatment does not involve surgery or medications. It’s a type of physical therapy for the spine and misaligned joints. However, there are some reasons you should not see a chiropractor while you are pregnant. If you are experiencing any of the following, this might not be the treatment for you:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Placenta previa or abruption
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Moderate to severe toxemia
You should always consult your physician before trying out chiropractic treatment, especially if you are pregnant.
Some chiropractors specialize in prenatal treatment. You could get a referral from your doctor for a chiropractor that specializes in it. They also have specific adjusting tables to accommodate women’s growing bellies. The treatment avoids pressure on the abdomen as well. The chiropractor can show you effective stretches for relieving tension and easing the discomfort for at-home help too.
How does it help?
As your baby grows, your center of gravity shifts. This shift causes changes in posture and leads to misaligned joints or areas of your spine. There could also be an increased curve in your back due to a protruding abdomen and changes in your pelvis as your body prepares for labor.
Going to the chiropractor can help address these issues and relieve pain or aches you may have. The adjustments are designed to help re-establish balance and alignment to your pelvis as well.
Benefits for your baby
A misaligned pelvis can cause restrictions in growing for your baby. Realigning it with a chiropractor visit can help prevent this issue. You could also have trouble delivering your baby if your pelvis is misaligned. A balanced pelvis also promotes a healthy position for your baby as delivery gets closer. There is a lower chance of your baby being in a breech position.
You could also be more comfortable, have less pain, and control nausea symptoms during pregnancy with regular chiropractic visits.
If you are experiencing back pain or strain due to pregnancy, give us a call. Our chiropractors at Tieperman Health and Wellness want to relieve your pain so that you can enjoy your pregnancy! It’s a special time for you and your little growing family. Don’t let pain and uncomfortable symptoms ruin it if a chiropractor can help you. Contact us today.