How Chiropractic Care Helps Expectant Moms
By Genevieve Cunningham
Pregnancy is such a nice idea. You’ll get a cute little bump, gain the perfect amount of weight, and have the sweetest little baby when it’s all said and done. Yeah … if only it were only that easy! The truth is that pregnancy is tough and downright painful. It can be particularly challenging to make it through the entire nine months without any help. But, what kind of help is available? For some women, the answer is in chiropractic care. Take a look at these ways in which getting chiropractic care while you’re expecting can make you healthier and more comfortable.
Helps With Back Pain
If you haven’t experienced it yet, just know that it’s definitely going to happen. Very few women escape all nine months without some aches and pains in the back. The back is doing more work by carrying more weight. It’s also readjusting the way in which it carries your body as the hormone relaxin floods your system and loosens your joints. Chiropractic care may be able to help by keeping your spine properly aligned and relieving some of that pressure and pain.
Helps With Sciatica
Not every pregnant woman gets sciatica, but those who do know that it’s no joke. Sciatica happens when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. This can cause pain in the lower back, derriere, and into the leg. It might be a shooting pain, a dull ache, or even a tingling or numbing sensation. Chiropractors may be able to adjust the alignment of your spine, thus relieving some of the pressure on the sciatic nerve and eliminating pain and discomfort.
Helps With Sleep
Many women are shocked to find that sleepless nights begin long before the new baby arrives. Your growing body is just uncomfortable. And an uncomfortable body has a tough time relaxing enough to fall asleep and get some rest. With chiropractic care, you may find your body becoming more and more comfortable, and with a more comfortable body, sleep generally follows closely behind.
If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and affordable pricing. Pregnancy is a stressful time, and the last thing you need is more stress! Luckily, your experience at The Joint can be stress-free and enjoyable. Protect your health, your comfort, and your growing little one with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.