Pregnancy is a time of great joy for women. They bask in the idea of bringing a new life into the world. While this is an exciting time, women’s bodies undergo tremendous stress and change during pregnancy. Hormonal changes, pressure on the spine, joints, and ligaments and swelling cause pregnant women increasing discomfort as the pregnancy progresses. To reduce discomfort, pregnant women can get therapeutic massages and chiropractic adjustments to temporarily restore their bodies to a natural state. Chiropractors offer modified approaches to treatment for pregnant moms-to-be that are safe and comfortable. Chiropractic treatment offers pregnant women many benefits.
Aside from relieving the run of the mill aches and pains, chiropractic has been shown to reduce the time a woman is in labor and ease the discomfort she experiences. Many patients report a shorter delivery time and more comfort than previous deliveries where they had not received chiropractic care. The reason is because pregnancy tends to misalign the spine due to the shift in weight and center of gravity. Chiropractic treatment restores the mother to as natural of a state as possible prior to labor. This gives her an advantage before she enters the delivery room.
As the center of gravity changes, so does the stress to the spine. The shift in weight, coupled with the laxity of connective ligaments, causes low back pain. In addition to relieving the discomfort pregnant women experience, chiropractic care restores normal nervous system functionality, which is critical for health and wellness.
Is chiropractic treatment safe during pregnancy?
The answer is a resounding YES! Chiropractors make modifications to the table and adjusting techniques during each stage of pregnancy. Doctors of chiropractic are experts in locating and treating spinal misaligments, which can cause most of the physical symptoms pregnant women experience. Doctors of chiropractic are skilled in making the adjustments necessary to alleviate the discomfort without risk to the mother or baby.
If you are pregnant, do not overlook chiropractic treatment in your pregnancy regimen. In fact, chiropractic treatment will relax and align you, as well as enable you to have a better experience with other treatments such as massages and pedicures! It is never too late or too early in the pregnancy to seek chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment offers varying benefits during each stage in the pregnancy. Give our office a call today to discuss the treatment options that are right for your stage of pregnancy and the benefits of chiropractic treatment.