Good Reasons To Get Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care During PregnancyThere’s no question that a woman goes through tremendous changes during the nine months of pregnancy, both physically and emotionally.

Chiropractic will definitely help make it easier for a woman to deal with the physical changes that occur with pregnancy, particularly during the second and third trimesters.
What are the changes that occur during pregnancy, and how might chiropractic care make these easier for your pregnant patients to bear?

The most obvious physical changes that are likely to affect the spine will begin to occur during the second trimester. As the uterus grows to accommodate the fetus, the lumbar curve of the spine will increase to account for the stomach protruding further forward.
The pelvis will also start to shift position as the normally tough pelvic ligaments soften in preparation for eventual delivery.

These changes are not isolated to the back and pelvis, but will also affect the knees, ankles and feet, which may lead to sciatica and edema (water retention) in the ankles and knees.

How can chiropractic during pregnancy help?

Chiropractic adjustments of the lumbar spine and the sacroiliac joint, in order to shift the vertebrae back into alignment will help relieve lower back pain.
Adjustments to these joints may also relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and help patients sleep more soundly at night.

Pain in the hips, knees, ankles and feet can also be addressed with adjustments.
The most important thing we consider when working with pregnant women is to be very gentle and make sure the patient is properly supported as the adjustments are being performed and the complete safety of a growing baby. Pregnancy is a time of tremendous change for any woman, and the baby she is carrying.

Chiropractic care can help make these changes easier by relieving pain and providing supportive care throughout your pregnancy, delivery and after the baby has been delivered for both mother and child.

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