The physical strain of pregnancy often brings about significant discomfort. Many women find themselves visiting a chiropractic clinic to seek relief from issues like low back pain, sciatica, leg cramps, and constipation. These discomforts can hinder daily activities and even impact the labor process.
Chiropractic care during pregnancy offers a valuable avenue for alleviating back pain and improving overall comfort. Numerous women report that chiropractic treatments have made their birthing experience smoother. In the subsequent information below, we delve deeper into the challenges posed by pregnancy-related discomfort and helps shed light on how chiropractic care can provide relief.
Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes an array of transformations to accommodate the growing fetus. As the baby’s size increases, the mother’s center of gravity shifts forward, inducing added strain and discomfort in the lower back and pelvic joints. By the peak of pregnancy, the growing weight can exacerbate the curve in the lower back (known as the lordotic curve), potentially causing significant stress on the sacrum, vertebral joints, and hip joints.
The nervous system’s pathways, extending to all body parts, emanate from the spine. Compression of the spine can lead to irritation of these nerves, giving rise to pain radiating to different body areas. Pregnancy often triggers conditions like sciatica, characterized by pain radiating from the lower back down to the legs.
In cases where pre-existing spinal misalignment or a history of lower back problems exists, pregnancy can exacerbate the condition. The misalignment induced by pregnancy doesn’t necessarily self-correct post-pregnancy. Consequently, tasks such as carrying a baby on the front or back, breastfeeding, and bending to lift objects become significantly painful and challenging.
The Way Health & Spine offers personalized and safe care throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period. A comprehensive assessment is performed to determine the most suitable treatment strategy to address discomfort and prepare the body for the demands of pregnancy and childbirth. Tailored adjustment techniques cater to the unique needs of pregnancy. These treatments can potentially minimize the need for pain medication during labor and reduce labor duration. Subsequent sessions aid in realigning the body post-pregnancy, expediting the transition to a healthy postpartum state.
For expectant mothers curious about the potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy, we here at The Way Health & Spine in Newport Beach are available to provide guidance and assistance.
Contact us today to explore how chiropractic care can enhance your pregnancy experience.
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