Why should I go to a Chiropractor while I’m pregnant?
Aches and pains are very common for a pregnant mother to experience as their body goes through a great transformation. During the natural progression of pregnancy, there is a shift in the body’s center of gravity that is accompanied by weight gain. This forward shift may cause problems of the low back, pelvis, knees, ankles, and arches of the feet.
Because of the pregnancy, there are many restrictions to treatment options to help with these aches and pains as some medications, pain injections, and physical therapy modalities are contraindicated.
Due to the physical stress of pregnancy on a woman’s body and the natural approach of chiropractic, many studies have been done to find the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Many women look to chiropractors during pregnancy to help them feel better. Chiropractic care offers a safe and effective treatment option during pregnancy while using specialized stretching, muscle release, and spinal adjustive techniques that can provide fast pain relief with no danger to the mother or baby.
Chiropractic adjustments have not only been found to relieve aches and pains of pregnancy, but also help to significantly decreased labor time and assist new mothers back to prepartum health. In one study, women receiving Chiropractic care through their first pregnancy had 24% shorter labor times than the group not receiving care. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has many benefits as it can help relieve many discomforts and promote optimal positioning of the spine and pelvis keeping your body in its best condition for birth.
David J Isabella DC, ICCSP
Seneca Chiropractic & Family Wellness