For many pregnant women, aches and pains in the lower back and hips are part of the experience. In fact, approximately 50 percent of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point before they deliver. Pregnancy is tough on the body’s skeletal structure, especially as baby grows and gets heavier! The weight of your expanding belly changes your posture and spinal curvature, and chiropractic can help correct posture problems and help your spine keep its intended curve.
Chiropractic can help ease pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting. If the nausea and vomiting is due in part to nerves pinched by out-of-place vertebrae, an adjustment will help remedy the problem. Regular chiropractic adjustments can maintain proper pelvic balance and alignment, providing room for your growing baby and helping them get in the best position for delivery. In fact, chiropractic care can even correct or prevent breech presentation in the baby, allowing for a safer delivery.
The Journal of the American Chiropractic Association cites a study showing a strong connection between pregnancy, labor and lower back pain. Data from the study indicates success in the use of chiropractic manipulation during pregnancy to reduce back pain which, in turn, lowers the incidence of back labor. There is also an apparent connection between back pain and length of labor and delivery, says the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Researchers in a separate study found a 50 percent reduction in the need for analgesics among women who had chiropractic care during pregnancy.
If you’re expecting, schedule an appointment with us today to see how we can help relieve some of your pregnancy symptoms!