Pregnancy Back Pain Specialist

Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of a woman’s life leading to the birth of a child. However, the female body undergoes subtle physical and physiological changes through pregnancy. It can lead to some discomfort that efficient chiropractic care can safely manage.

The most common health issues faced by expecting mothers are:

  • Low back pain, i.e., Pregnancy-related low back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Postural imbalance (especially in the third trimester)

Chiropractic care from a Seattle chiropractor during pregnancy is an entirely safe procedure as the techniques of professional use don’t put pressure on the abdomen. Pregnancy chiropractors can safely realign a misaligned joint and readjust the mother’s spinal column. 

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Cause Miscarriage?

No, in general cases, there are no issues with a chiropractic adjustment in Seattle, and there are no reported cases of miscarriage. However, it is better for mothers suffering from vaginal bleeding, ectopic pregnancy, or placental abruptions (Previa) to avoid chiro treatment.

Can A Chiropractor Help With Sciatica During Pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractic management helps manage low back pain and sciatica due to pregnancy. A study supports the usage of active chiropractic manipulation for low back pain and sciatica.

How Often Should I Go To The Chiropractor While Pregnant?

A common practice for pregnant women is to see the chiropractor once a month for the first trimester. However, increasing the visits in the 8th month and onwards can help position the baby and ease delivery.

What To Expect From A Prenatal Chiropractor?

A prenatal chiropractor is an expert at resolving pregnancy and post-partum issues such as backache, nerve issues, and muscle imbalances.

A visit every month can improve your digestive and immune systems by chiropractic adjustments for a healthier overall pregnancy.

Benefits Of Chiropractic Management During Pregnancy

A chiropractor can provide multiple benefits during your pregnancy like:

  • Reduced Heartburn And Nausea

Heartburn and nausea are two major complaints of expecting mothers. Morning sickness is prevalent during the first trimester of pregnancy. The leading cause of these feelings is hormonal changes in the body.

In some cases, the morning sickness is triggered by or even accompanied by nausea. A chiropractor helps realign your spine for improved nerve function.

  • Relief From Lower Back Pain

Pregnancy-induced low back pain like pelvic-girdle pain (PGP) and lumbar pain are severe complications. PGP is the more prevalent form attributed to the stretching of ligaments and excess pressure on the joints.

Treatment may be complex, especially because pregnant women cannot take any medications. Chiropractic care, however, helps. A chiropractor reestablishes the pelvic balance that helps relieve the lower back’s impinged nerves and pressurized ligaments.

  • Posture Correction

The fetus’s rapid growth (baby) is the essential part of pregnancy’s third trimester. The rapid growth puts extra pressure on the abdominal muscles and the spine muscles. 

It’s why pregnant ladies tend to change their posture and gait to accommodate the baby’s weight. A chiropractor can help restore the spine’s natural curvature and posture.

  • Healthy Pregnancy

Spine alignment and a boosted immune system make the pregnancy safer and more comfortable. Chiropractic care clears nerve obstructions in the spine and realigns the spine. 

  • Better Baby Positioning 

Optimal baby positioning is necessary for normal delivery. Breech position isn’t an ideal birth position because the baby isn’t head down at delivery. A chiropractor brings your baby into the perfect position for delivery and saves from complications such as:

  • Cord prolapse (entangling)
  • Improper pelvic position
  • Ease In Delivery

Chiropractic adjustments perfectly align your spine, pelvis, and hips for easier labor and delivery.  There is no added pressure on the back, and there is sufficient enlargement of the uterus to push the baby out.

Ballard Seattle Chiropractic Center in Seattle is the one-stop solution for all your pregnancy chiropractic care needs. Our chiropractor in Seattle offers the best treatment for problems during pregnancy like back pain, nausea, and sciatic pain. 

Contact us to book an appointment for chiropractic care in pregnancy. 

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