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Why Pregnant Women Visit Chiropractors

By Lana Bandoim

It starts with discomfort and pain. Then, weight gain, back problems, posture changes and spasms can appear. Although pregnancy can create pain, chiropractic care offers a solution for the woman experiencing that special time in her life.

Stress and Pain

The stress of pregnancy can be difficult to manage. Not only do women have to deal with body changes, they also have to handle new pain. From hormone changes that affect the ligaments in the pelvic area to muscle separation from the uterus expanding, a women’s body can go through major transformations. The pain can go from moderate to severe as the pregnancy progresses.  

How Chiropractors Help

Chiropractors understand the body changes that occur during pregnancy. Weight gain can add extra stress to the muscles and joints in pregnant women. Musculoskeletal problems become a common problem. In addition, back pain, spasms and strains are an issue.

Chiropractors can do adjustments to reduce pain and spasms. They can also offer suggestions about improving posture, so back pain decreases.

Sciatica Relief

Sciatica is a common condition that includes radiating pain along the sciatic nerve in the body. The pain extends from the lower back and reaches the legs. A pinched nerve can cause sciatica. Although it is usually restricted to one side of the body, it can be very difficult to handle. Unfortunately, many pregnant women experience sciatica.

Chiropractors frequently see pregnant women who are dealing with sciatica. They can offer adjustments and other lifestyle changes to reduce this type of pain. The most common treatment for sciatica is over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, but pregnant women cannot take them because of the risk of side effects that affect the baby. Chiropractic care offers a safer alternative that does not have the potential to harm the baby.

Safety Concerns 

Many women are afraid to visit a chiropractor during a pregnancy. Although it is important to talk to a doctor before making a chiropractic appointment, in most cases this type of care is safe. If you have concerns, then discuss them with a health care provider and make sure the chiropractor’s office knows about the pregnancy.  

If you are pregnant and dealing with pain, consider going to The Joint Chiropractic. The professionals are ready to help pregnant women. The Joint has a flexible schedule and stays open on nights and weekends. You do not have to worry about insurance to get treatment at the convenient locations. In addition, the chiropractors can create a personalized care plan that deals with your particular problems.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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