During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight in front causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back. As the baby grows in size, the added weight causes the curvature of the woman’s lower back to increase, placing extra stress on the fragile facet joints on the back side of the spine. Any pre-existing problems in a woman’s spine tend to be exacerbated as the spine and pelvis become overtaxed, often leading to back pain and difficulty performing normal daily activities.
Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies? This is especially true during the third trimester when the baby’s body gains the most weight.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can…
– Relieve and even prevent the back pain and discomfort experience in pregnancy
– Create an environment for an easier, safer delivery
– Help the spine and pelvis cope with a rapid increase in physical stress by restoring a state of balance.
Many women have found that chiropractic care helped them avoid the use of pain medications during their pregnancy, and studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments help to reduce time in labor.
Your chiropractor can be your partner for a healthy pregnancy, providing adjustments and nutritional, ergonomic and exercise advice to help address your special needs.
Contact us today, we can help!