Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
By Sara Butler
Of all the great things life has to offer, motherhood has to be in the top three, at least -- right behind winning the lottery and falling in love. But with all the happiness associated with bringing a new human into the world, it can also be a time of dramatic changes for your body, including changes to your muscles, joints, nerves, and hormones. From a chiropractic perspective, pregnancy can turn your body into a human pretzel.
For all you soon-to-be mothers out there, fear not! Chiropractic care is here to help support you through all of these changes by bringing you effective and gentle methods to help you be more comfortable and to keep you healthy during pregnancy. After all, healthy babies start with healthy moms! Here's how chiropractic can help.
Relief of Low Back Pain
According to the American Chiropractic Association, about half of all pregnant women experience low back pain during pregnancy. For the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic, finding and treating the source of this discomfort is the goal to help you find relief, not simply to treat your symptoms.
The postural changes that arise from pregnancy put a lot of stress and strain on the spine. As your belly expands along with your baby, the curvature of your lower back increases, which can result in a rotation in your pelvis that can give pain in your back or even down your legs. Not a fun thing when your belly is so big you can't even see your feet. The chiropractor can help to treat these postural changes and keep you from experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort as a result.
Proper Pelvic Alignment
If you want that baby to actually come out one day and not be in too much pain in the process, then you need to ensure your pelvis is in proper alignment, free from joint dysfunction and restriction. Do you know who can help you with that? If you guessed the chiropractor, then you're right!
Better Labor and Delivery
Another great byproduct of chiropractic care is reduced labor and delivery time. Isn't that every pregnant woman's dream? Work with a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic today to help ensure your central nervous system is working unimpeded at its very best so that when your body is ready to have that baby, every part is working together to make sure that happens as quickly as possible!
If you're expecting a baby, come into The Joint Chiropractic today to discuss how chiropractic care can benefit you!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.