Pregnant? See Your Local Chiropractor!
By Donna Stark
Bringing a baby into the world is one of the most beautiful things in life, but sometimes there is nothing that can prepare a woman for the level of discomfort she may experience during the pregnancy. It's not uncommon for women to feel pain in areas that have never hurt before and it is certainly understandable when they complain of issues such as low back pain, sciatica, and headaches. Unfortunately, many women choose to deal with the pain, convincing themselves it will all be worth it in the end, but it doesn't have to be that way. Chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic is a better path to take.
Chiropractic care is a great way to alleviate pain and discomfort during pregnancy. Take a look at three of the most common issues that your local chiropractors can help with.
- Low back pain - With each passing week, the mom-to-be is gaining weight ... and that's a good thing! But it may not be so good for her spine and joints. Excess weight can lead to added stress and strain on the body and can cause a woman's balance to shift and become off-center. Chiropractic care will place the body in proper alignment and can help ease the extra muscle tension and joint strain.
- Sciatica - The extra weight a woman is carrying around can wreak havoc on the body and as a result, sciatica pain can seemingly appear out of nowhere. But why does it happen? Well, when the spine is pulled out of its proper alignment, the sciatic nerve can become irritated and can cause tremendous pain to radiate down through the hips and into the legs. A quick adjustment can help restore alignment, soothe the irritated nerve, and alleviate pain.
- Headaches - In addition to back pain and sciatica, pregnancy can also bring headaches to the soon-to-be-mom. Awkward sleep positions, stress, and muscle tension can be huge contributors to headache pain but fortunately, chiropractic care can help. The adjustments a woman receives can help reduce stress and relax the body. Chiropractors also have a ton of pregnancy-friendly sleep tips to share that will help reduce the risk of discomfort and promote better sleep.
Chiropractic Care Is Safe
The most important thing to know about chiropractic care during pregnancy is that it is totally safe for both mom and baby. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic provide gentle adjustments that are tailored to each patient's specific needs, but that's not all. Chiropractic care also eliminates the need for prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers. It couldn't get any better.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vancouver, Wash.