The National Institute of Health states that approximately 50% of pregnant women experience some form of back pain during their pregnancy. Chiropractic care is the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustments, to include Physiotherapy modalities to the muscles, joints and affected nerves, nutritional therapy and manipulation of the spine without any drugs and surgery. It relates to the nerves and anatomical geometry of the posture and is often used as a preventative measure for more extreme treatment options. Chiropractic care is used to reduce spinal nerve stress, general aches and pains, and promotes overall health and wellness.
Chiropractic Care and Pregnancy
Many physical and hormonal changes occur during pregnancy and can all impact your posture. Your spine curves, the pelvis shifts to create more space for your growing baby, and your center of gravity changes. All of these occurrences can cause a misaligned spine and joints, which comes with an increase in pain and discomfort. Rather than taking medication that can pose risks for your pregnancy, try a simple trip to the chiropractor to bring immense relief.
Is it Safe?
There are no known studies that have shown chiropractic care to be dangerous for pregnancy. In fact, all chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women safely and efficiently. Some ways they accommodate for pregnancy are using adjustment tables that can be arranged for a pregnant body and utilizing special techniques that avoid adding pressure to the abdomen area. Additionally, they offer a variety of stretches and exercises specifically designed for pregnancy.
How Chiropractic Care Aids Pregnancy
There are multiple ways chiropractic care can offer benefits throughout pregnancy.
Here is a list of some common benefits:
- Lessens symptoms of nausea
- Relieves back, neck, or joint pain caused by the added weight of pregnancy
- Potentially helps prevent Cesarean delivery
- Reduces the time length of labor and delivery
Other common ailments successfully treated in our office during pregnancy
- Migraine Headaches
- Carpal tunnel Syndrome
- Ribs and chest pain
- Numbness and tingling of hands and feet
- foot and ankle pain
If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort in your pregnancy, don’t hesitate to come in for an evaluation to see how Chiropractic care can alleviate your symptoms without controversial drugs and invasive procedures. If you want to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Gaithersburg or Takoma Park, MD office locations!