Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy
Ever wonder about chiropractic care for pregnancy? Low back pain is a common complaint of women while pregnant. The physical stresses of pregnancy can lead to a great deal of discomfort.
During pregnancy, a women’s body undergoes many different changes to accommodate the growing baby. Since there is usually weight gained during the pregnancy, a mother’s center gravity changes. It shifts to the front of her pelvis and this is not a normal biomechanical position. It can result in added stress and discomfort in the low back and various joints in the pelvis. Throughout the pregnancy, as the baby grows, the mother gains more weight, and the back becomes more stressed, causing the normal lumbar curvature in her low back to increase. If there has been a history of low back problems for the mother in the past, there is a good chance that the pregnancy will aggravate the condition. This may lead to difficultly performing daily routines and create difficulties in labor.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, 50-70% of pregnant women experience low back pain at some point during the pregnancy. The back pain generally peaks around the third trimester because the baby gains the most weight. There are many more affects that the stress on the low back can create such as leg cramps, abdominal cramping, constipation and much more.
Prenatal Care At Health 1st Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
At Health 1st Chiropractic and Rehabilitation we provide personalized care throughout your pregnancy as well as after. Our trained staff can help alleviate and even prevent common pains and problems associated with pregnancy. In doing this we give you and your baby a better chance of a smooth, safe birth.
Chiropractic care is just one of the many safe and effective treatments that can help prepare the mother’s body for the experience of pregnancy and child birth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy. Many of the women that choose to receive chiropractic care during their pregnancy find that it helped them use little to no pain medications throughout their delivery. There are also studies finding that receiving regular care can help reduce labor time.
Health 1st Chiropractic and Rehabilitation has the educated and trained staff to answer your questions. We are also here to provide safe, controlled, and gentle care for you. Call today to take a step towards a more pain free and natural pregnancy.