While there is no doubt that pregnancy is an exciting time filled with wonderful “firsts” and touching moments, it can also be said that it comes with its fair share of discomfort. While the list of discomforts is anything but short, many expectant mothers can confirm that one of the worst pains is muscle strain. Nearly half of all expectant mothers will experience lower back pain due to carrying excess weight throughout their second and third trimesters. Understandably, many mothers do not want to take prescription medication to ease the pain as they feel drugs could be harmful for the baby.
While increased weight and pressure continues to create stress on various parts of the body, many expectant mothers opt for chiropractic care. A chiropractor provides various adjustments throughout the body to create nearly immediate relief from lower back pain brought on by pregnancy. It is a completely safe method of care for both the mother and the baby, and very fast! Chiropractors are also able to assist with other needs such as nutrition and proper exercise to help keep mothers happy and healthy.
Chiropractic care is not just limited to pregnant mothers. Care is also extended after childbirth to help assist the body in “piecing” itself back together. Ligaments loosened by pregnancy make for an ideal time to fix joint problems before they return to their pre-pregnancy, tightened state. In addition, the woman’s pelvic biomechanics change drastically during childbirth, which can cause serious discomfort during sleeping, walking, and nursing. Restoring pelvic balance through various exercises and stretches is an important step in returning to a healthy, stable body. Carrying infants in car seats can also throw off the body’s equilibrium, resulting in added back problems.
If you are an expectant mother, we look forward to helping you understand how chiropractic care can benefit you both during pregnancy and post-childbirth. For more information, call today and schedule an appointment.