Chiropractic for Pregnancy?

many women use chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy

Pregnancy is a memorable and significant time in a woman’s life.  Emotional ups and downs, fatigue and a body that seems to change overnight are all parts of the wonder of pregnancy.  Though pregnancy offers plenty of opportunities for joy and excitement, it also comes with its fair share of aches and pains.  Gentle chiropractic care during pregnancy can help alleviate many of the less pleasant aspects of a changing body and help moms-to-be enjoy a more peaceful, pain-free pregnancy.

The physical stress of pregnancy can lead to a great deal of discomfort. It's common for women in Fairview to visit a chiropractic office regularly for low back pain, as well as other related issues, such as sciatica, leg cramps and constipation. This can lead to difficulty performing daily tasks as well as difficulties in labor.

Chiropractic treatment for pregnancy can be an outstanding source of relief for back pain. Many women also comment that the birthing process was easier after having undergone chiropractic treatments. The following article takes a more in-depth look at the discomfort caused by pregnancy and explains exactly how chiropractic treatment can help.

Prenatal Chiropractic in Fairview

During pregnancy, a woman’s body is undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby grows, a mother’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, resulting in added stress and discomfort in the lower back and the various joints of the pelvis. At the peak of pregnancy, resulting from the associated weight gain, the curve in the lower back (lordotic curve) can increase to the point of causing serious impact on the vertebral joints, the sacrum, and the hip joints.

The nerves that travel to all other parts of the body have their origin in the spine. When the spine is compressed, these nerves can become irritated causing the pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Sciatica is a condition commonly stimulated by pregnancy, involving pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.

If a previous issue exists with the alignment of the spine, and there has been a history of lower back problems, pregnancy will often aggravate the condition. Pregnancy can cause the spine to become misaligned to the point that it does not simply go back into place once the pregnancy is complete. This can make the tasks that become necessary once the child is born, such as carrying a baby on your front or back, breast-feeding, and bending over to lift and pick things up, painfully difficult.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

We have all witnessed that special glow that an expecting mother seems to radiate.  Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life, and there is much anticipation and happy moments associated with pregnancy that help contribute to that glow.  Unfortunately, pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s body in countless ways, and aches, pains, nausea, fatigue and weariness can be par for the course.  The good news is that chiropractic care during pregnancy can help alleviate many of pregnancy’s less enjoyable symptoms, such as:

  • Morning sickness
  • Aching back
  • Sciatica pain
  •  Neck and shoulder pain
  •   Pelvic and postural problems due to baby’s growth

Chiropractic Care Is Safe, Proven, Drug-Free Relief For Moms-To-Be!

Chiropractors are specially trained to treat and care for pregnant women. We understand the unique physical needs many women encounter, whether it is their first pregnancy, or their fourth. The human female was specially designed to accommodate a growing baby, and we help assist Mother Nature as she works her magic and transforms the bodies of both mother and child. We know that the changes of pregnancy can have unpleasant side-effects, and we offer gentle, safe and reliable chiropractic adjustments that can relieve pain, improve posture, reduce labor and delivery time and even help prevent a Cesarean section!

There Is Chiropractic Care Especially For Expectant Mothers

Our goal is to partner with you in life-long care of your spine, and we offer help and service through every season of life. Pregnancy, especially, is a time during which changes happen quickly and back, neck and sciatic nerve pain are common. Chiropractic care can be specifically tailored to the unique needs of pregnant woman, and we offer many tailored treatments and options that customize care for our expectant patients:

· Adjustable treatment tables to ensure comfort and safety.
· Specialized adjustment procedures that protect the abdomen while targeting sore areas.
· Soothing and gentle massage that relieve stress and promotes relaxation.
· Adjustment techniques proven to turn a breech-position baby.
· Spinal care after birth to help new moms feel their best.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help expectant moms to eliminate many common pregnancy complaints, from morning sickness to back pain. Though chiropractic care may seem to deal only with the spine, the truth is that spinal manipulation impacts the health of the entire body. Seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy is a proven and safe way to help make those nine months as enjoyable as possible.

If you are curious about how chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy call our team at Fairview Chiropractic Center today. We are here to help.


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Fairview Chiropractic Center
2 Fairview Hills Drive
Fairview, NC 28730
(828) 628-7800