Gentle Chiropractic for Pregnant Women
Pregnancy can cause great strain on a woman’s body. With the baby growing at a rapid pace, women can feel pain in their back, legs, and buttocks. A pregnant women will also experience increased pressure on her sciatic nerve. You will be happy to learn that chiropractic care can help! Chiropractic is the safest non-drug, non-surgical approach to back pain — especially for pregnant women.
Should I see a Chiropractor During Pregnancy?
If you are visiting this page for the first time, you already know that pregnancy can be the best time in your lives or the worst! Indeed, the fact that a new baby is coming into your life, will be of great joy for you and your family. Unfortunately, the journey towards childbirth can add emotional and physical strain to both the father and the mom to-be. In fact, during the women’s pregnancy, mom to-be can suffer from headaches, back pain, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting; yet, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Chiropractic care can be helpful during your pregnancy and also after your child is born. During the eight weeks following labor, the ligaments will undoubtedly begin to tighten up again. Any problems brought on during pregnancy from improper lifting and/or reaching should be addressed before the ligaments return to their pre-pregnancy state.
Why should you see a Chiropractor during Pregnancy? During pregnancy, the female body goes through drastic change. A women’s spine, for instance, is under a significant amount of stress and strain. It is difficult to find another natural life-event that impacts the spine in this manner. The spine must adapt quickly to the postural and weight changes of the pregnant women’s body. Your Doctor may have warned you that you will gain anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds. The added weight will be distributed to the abdomen which causes the center of gravity to shift forward. Your spine will do what it takes to compensate for this; hence, the additional strain on your lower back. Over time, these postural changes can create mis-alignments in the bones of the spine and hip joints. This will affect the muscles, ligaments, and the nerves in the spine.
Relieve that back pain during pregnancy.
How will a Chiropractor during Pregnancy help you live better? The vertebrae – the bones of the spine — protect the spinal cord. When these bones move out of their proper alignment, they press on the nerves rather than protect. This pinching of nerves will often disrupt the proper function of the body and may cause problems such as altered posture. The longer you sustain the pain, the worse you will feel.
Dr. Kline says “You are not alone!” The majority of pregnant women experience lower back pain during their pregnancy. The pain typically starts or worsens during their last trimester. Pregnant women also experience sciatica, which can be associated with numbness and/or tingling. Other common symptoms for pregnant women include: headaches, neck pain, and upper back pain. All caused by compensation due to the changes in the lower back and pelvis.
Scheduling your first appointment may be the best decision you have made for you and your baby! Don’t worry you will not lie on your stomach. Most pregnant women will find relief immediately following their first visit!
Dr. James Kline, DC
6010 Hidden Valley Road, Suite 107
Carlsbad, California 92011
Telephone: (442) 232-6708
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