The Expectant Mom's Guide to Chiropractic Care
By Genevieve Cunningham
There’s something really exciting about growing your family. When the belly starts growing, so does the excitement and anticipation. But unfortunately, a growing belly often comes with growing pain as well. Being pregnant is hard … really hard. Luckily for all expectant moms, there are some things that you can do to make it easier. If you’re currently in the family way, take a look at why you should consider chiropractic care to help you make it through as pain-free as possible.
How Can the Chiropractor Help?
In order to understand how the chiropractor can help, it’s important to understand the many changes that are happening to your body. Why do pregnant women feel so much pain? While a growing belly is obvious, it’s not as obvious that this puts massive amounts of pressure on the back. The joints also loosen and separate, causing quite a bit of pain in the hips and knees. Depending on the position of the baby, it may also be possible that pressure is being placed on various nerves, ultimately causing quite a bit of discomfort. So how can chiropractic care help? Chiropractors may be able to remove tension and restrictions from the spine, thus easing pressure, eliminating pain, and keeping the body in better alignment and out of the pain zone.
Is It Safe?
Many wonder whether adjusting the spine is even safe during pregnancy. According to the American Pregnancy Association as well as the American Chiropractic Association, receiving gentle spinal manipulation throughout the duration of the pregnancy is both safe and effective. Any questions should be discussed with your doctor, and may be discussed with your chiropractor as well.
How Long Is It Effective?
The effects of one chiropractic visit may last various amounts of time. For some, the relief is immediate and stays that way. For others, another trip might be beneficial. To gain the most good from your visits, it’s best to return to the chiropractor on a regular basis in the beginning, middle, and end of your pregnancy, as well as long after baby has arrived.
Pregnancy is going to hurt at one point or another, but by being proactive, you’re giving your body the best chance possible of feeling its best. If you would like to give it a try, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get quality care without the stress and hassle. Protect your body and make these nine months the best of your life beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Point Loma, Calif.