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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by admin 1 Comment

Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancyWhen you’re pregnant, your body goes through a whole host of changes. Understandably so, you’re growing a life inside you. However, it may be difficult at times to deal with some of these changes, especially since they can throw all real load on your body structure. Many pregnant women suffer from lower back pain and hip pain due to the introduction of a hormone called relaxin into the system. This hormone relaxes the ligaments and joints, making it easier for the pelvis to open for birth. In the meantime, however, relaxin can make your joints more sore and affect you in every way including your posture.

Undergoing chiropractic treatment to relieve some of the pain and soreness associated with pregnancy. After all, your center of gravity moves forward considerably as your belly grows, your pelvis starts to tilt, your lower back gets tight, your gluteal muscles are weakened. Your back starts to arch. All of this can cause a considerable amount of pain. The good news is that as soon as you have the baby, these complaints usually go away. However, it’s important to make life manageable in the meantime. And if that means getting regular chiropractic treatments, so be it.

Should you going to a chiropractor’s office while you’re pregnant, you will notice a few adjustments that are made to accommodate you. For instance, a special table is used with a hole for your belly. Adjustments may be less intense and focus more on increasing the range of motion of ligaments and joints and bringing strength back to some of your soft tissues. Chiropractors can even be helpful in some cases if the baby is mal-positioned. It has been proven that some adjustments can help a breech baby turn in time for delivery.

When you’re pregnant, your options for pain relief are rather limited. Instead of reaching for pills, undergoing chiropractic care can give you the pain relief you seek without risks. Plus, regular adjustments can make you feel more relaxed and calm and they generally prepare you for the birth.

While you should always consult with your doctor before going to a chiropractor, it’s generally safe for most pregnant women and can be a great way to relax, relieve pain, improve joint stability and flexibility, and prepare you mentally and physically for giving birth. Not to mention, it feels great and can be thought of as a little treat to yourself as you’re growing this life inside you.