Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy
Chiropractic care during pregnancy is very important for woman as it can help them to comfort during the 10 months.
Studies shown that during pregnancy, 90 percent of expecting mothers experiences back pain that sometimes accompanied with numbness that goes down to the legs. It is very common because during pregnancy, the body is more susceptible to any misalignment and subluxation.
During pregnancy, your body releases a hormone called relaxin. This hormone main purpose is to loosen up and relaxes the ligaments in preparation for the pelvis to open up so the fetus can pass with ease. However, it also loosens the overall structure of the body, allowing misalignment in the bones of the spine, resulting in muscle spasms and nerve sensitivity.
Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy is safe and gentle. It helps with back pain and also prevents back pain after delivery. It also relaxes the ligaments around the pelvic region which makes natural birth easier. During the second trimester, the centre of gravity changes and can cause a lot of discomfort lying down and sitting down. Chiropractic treatment relieves neck and back pain during pregnancy which in turn helping the mom to be to maintain a healthier pregnancy.
Most females experience pain after delivery. During pregnancy, your expanding uterus is stretched, your abdominal wall is weakened, and your posture is altered. All these put strain on your back. Now it contributes to an achy back that doesn’t go away. During this period, chiropractic adjustments speeds up recovery time and helps the body in normalizing pelvic and spinal positions.
We received a lot of enquiry that is it safe for a pregnant woman to receive chiropractic adjustment. The answer is YES! Practitioners also use gentle pressure when making adjustments. The same ligament-loosening hormones that cause the misalignments also make it easier to manipulate subluxations back into place. During the first trimester when the belly is not showing, expecting mothers can receive chiropractic adjustment like a normal person. After that, special maneuver and position is used to adjust expecting mothers to provide comfort and realignment.