Have you considered chiropractic treatment during your pregnancy? A woman’s body goes through many changes each trimester. Because of this, it’s very common for a woman to complain of lower back pain, leg pain, or other aches and pains during pregnancy. The physical stress of pregnancy can cause a great deal of discomfort. An East Grand Rapids chiropractor at The Chiropractic Doctors can provide safe and gentle chiropractic treatment during pregnancy that can help relieve pain and discomfort and ensure a happy, healthy, and more comfortable pregnancy.
When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes a number of physical changes to accommodate the growing infant. Due to the weight that’s gained during pregnancy, the expecting mother’s center of gravity will change. It will shift to the front of the pelvis, which can result in added discomfort and stress in various joints in the pelvis and in the lower back. As the baby continues to grow, a mother will gain more weight, increasing the stress that’s placed on the back. This will cause the lordotic curvature in the lower back to increase. If a woman has a history of back problems, this can aggravate the condition, making it very difficult for the expecting mother to perform daily routines.
50-70% of women experience lower back pain during pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Back pain typically peaks in the third trimester since this is when the infant will gain the most weight.
There are many other issues that can arise as more stress is placed on the lower back, such as constipation, abdominal cramping, and leg cramps. Our East Grand Rapids chiropractors can provide specialized pregnancy care that can help naturally relieve an expecting mother’s pain.
At The Chiropractic Doctors, we take a holistic approach to pain management. At our facility, we can provide personalized treatment throughout your entire pregnancy. Our experienced pregnancy chiropractor can help alleviate your pain and may even help prevent some common issues associated with pregnancy, such as sciatica, foot pain, leg pain, knee pain, or trouble walking.
Treatment can also help prepare a mother’s body for birth. There are specialized adjustment methods used to accommodate expecting mothers. Many clients who chose to receive chiropractic treatment during pregnancy found that it helped reduce pain, without the use of medication. There are also some studies that have shown that receiving regular chiropractic treatment during pregnancy may help to speed up the delivery time.
Because the nervous system is the communication center for all of the body’s systems, including the reproductive system, keeping the spine aligned can help the body work more efficiently.
Pregnancy can cause pelvis misalignment because of the laxity of the muscles and ligaments around the area, which can create pain and discomfort. When the pelvis is misaligned it can reduce the amount of room that’s available for the growing baby. A misaligned pelvis can also make it difficult for the infant to get into the best position for delivery, due to the lack of room.
Receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy can help reduce many of the common symptoms women experience that can result in pain, discomfort, and even low energy.
For some women, pregnancy symptoms can be very debilitating. The ultimate goal of chiropractic care during pregnancy is to relieve the expecting mother’s pain and discomfort.
Benefits of treatment can include:
At The Chiropractic Doctors in East Grand Rapids, our highly trained and educated staff are here to help you reach your health goals. We can provide gentle, controlled, and safe holistic health care and services that can ease common pregnancy aches and pains and allow you to enjoy this special time in your life, pain-free. Contact our facility today to schedule an appointment for a happier, healthier pregnancy.