How does Pregnancy Fit with Chiropractic Care?


pregnancyPregnancy is a wonderful and rewarding time for most families. However, the female body experiences a number of dramatic physical changes during her pregnancy that can surely lead to considerable discomfort.

I want you to know that chiropractic can be greatly beneficial to help soothe the aches and pains involved with pregnancy so you can get back to focusing on the wonderful miracle of it all.

Here are some symptoms your chiropractor can help with in each trimester.

First trimester:

It is normal for some morning sickness and water retention; however, fluctuating hormones may trigger hard to deal with migraines. In addition to this, the biochemical changes often carry a high degree of emotional stress associated with this life changing event. Of course this can result in a lot of extra muscle tension. Research proves chiropractic to be a safe and effective method for alleviating some of the symptoms that appear throughout your first trimester.

Second trimester:

This phase is where your greatest weight gain will take place. With your abdominal region accumulating most of the extra pounds, the center of gravity will shift forward. This will of course place increased postural stress on the muscles of the lower back and pelvis, often causing the lumbar spine to increase its natural arch. Recent evidence revealed that up to 69% of pregnant women will suffer from low back pain.

Third trimester:

Given the increased weight gain throughout your second trimester, the third is usually the time when most musculoskeletal symptoms occur. With the lower back pain becoming more common, we usually find sacroiliac joint irritation as well. Seven out of ten women have reported significant benefit from having spinal manipulation.

Chiropractic care at any stage of pregnancy can lead to reduced stress and strain on your joints, nerves and, muscles. The final product is a much happier and healthier mommy to be.

 

 



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