Pregnancy Back Pain

Chiropractic care for Pregnancy Back Pain

During pregnancy your body is going through several physical changes in preparation to create an environment for a developing baby. As the baby grows, a protruding abdomen and increased back curve cause postural adaptations which can result in a misaligned spine or a bulging disc resulting in sciatica. You get back pain, you get headaches, and you get nauseous. Chiropractic care can aid with most of these ailments. These problems can be linked back to a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance occurs when a spine is misaligned spine and it is pressing on some nerves. By getting your spine realigned, the nerves can communicate with the rest of your body and create balance again.

Pelvic Changes

When your body changes through pregnancy, your spine is not the only thing that can become misaligned. Pelvic changes can also lead to misaligned joints and when the pelvis is misaligned, it may reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby. This may cause problems during the delivery stage, narrowing the amount of room for a baby to be delivered. This restriction is called intrauterine constraint. A properly aligned pelvis can help the baby get into the best possible position for delivery and reduce the chance of breech and posterior positions that can affect the mother’s ability to have a natural birth. Larry Webster, D.C., developed a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment for pregnant women which is now referred to as the Webster Technique. This technique establishes a balance in the pregnant woman’s pelvis and reduces the undue stress to her uterus and supporting ligaments. Our chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant woman and know how to realign the pelvis safely.

Benefits of chiropractic care during Pregnancy

Receiving care of a chiropractor including during pregnancy including pregnancy massages offers benefits such as:

  • Controlling nausea
  • Relieving back, joint, and neck pain
  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy by aligning the spine and pelvis
  • Reducing labor and delivery time
  • Reducing the chance of a breech delivery
  • Reducing and relieving headaches caused by pregnancy hormones

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?

Most chiropractors are trained to work with women who are pregnant or trying to conceive and supporting the wellness of a woman is a routine care for our chiropractors. There are no known contraindications to chiropractic care throughout the entire pregnancy.
Seeing a chiropractor can make pregnancy and delivery more comfortable and safe. Make this pregnancy easier for yourself by contacting a specialist at Inner Health Chiropractic. By taking care of your spinal and pelvic health, you will be sure to have a healthy pregnancy.