Pregnancy Back Pain Treatment

Dr. Conner Cuevas

Is chiropractic care safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy leads to the fruitful outcome of childbirth. However, this experience is not a completely pleasant one and entails with it different issues that can be safely managed by efficient chiropractic care.

During pregnancy, the female body undergoes subtle physical and physiological changes. The most common health issues faced by expecting mothers are:

A pregnancy chiropractor in Seattle knows how to realign a misaligned joint and readjust the spinal column. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is a completely safe procedure as the techniques of professional use don’t put pressure on the abdomen.

Can chiropractic adjustments cause miscarriage?

No, in general cases there are no issues with a chiropractic adjustment and there are no reported cases of miscarriage. However, it is recommended to avoid chiro treatment if having vaginal bleeding, ectopic pregnancy, or placental abruptions (Previa).

Can a chiropractor help with sciatica during pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractic management is helpful in managing 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 be beneficial for positioning the baby and easing delivery.

What to expect at a prenatal chiropractor?

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

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

How does a chiropractor help during pregnancy?

Benefits Of Chiropractic Management During Pregnancy

A chiropractor can provide multiple benefits during your pregnancy which are given below:

No More Heartburn And Reduced Nausea

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

In some cases, the morning sickness is triggered by or even be accompanied by nausea. A chiropractor helps realign your spine for an improvement in nervous function.

Relief From Lower Back Pain

Pregnancy-induced low back pain is a serious complication. As there is a general restriction of medications to be given during pregnancy, it becomes difficult to treat the issue. The pain may present itself as Pelvic-girdle pain (PGP) and Lumbar pain.

PGP is the more prevalent form and is attributed to the stretching of ligaments and excess pressure on the joints.

A chiropractor reestablishes the pelvic balance that helps relieve the impinged nerves and pressurized ligaments of the lower back.

Posture Correction

The third trimester of pregnancy is characterized by the rapid growth of the fetus (baby). This puts extra pressure on the abdominal muscles and the muscles of the spine. You might have seen pregnant ladies change their posture to accommodate the baby’s weight. The chiropractor also helps you get back the natural curvature of the spine.

Healthy Pregnancy

Nerve obstructions in the spine are cleared by chiropractic care. Spine alignment and a boosted immune system will make your pregnancy safer and more comfortable.

Baby Positioning Is Enhanced

Optimal baby positioning is necessary for normal delivery. Breech position is the position in which the baby isn’t head down at the time of delivery. A chiropractor brings your baby into the ideal position for delivery and saves from complications such as:

  • Cord prolapse (entangling)
  • Breech position
  • Improper pelvic position

Ease In Delivery

Chiropractic adjustments would mean that your spine, pelvis, and hips are perfectly aligned for easier labor and delivery.  There is no added pressure on your back and there is sufficient distention of the uterus to push the baby out.

Benefits Of Chiropractic Management During Pregnancy

A chiropractor can provide multiple benefits during your pregnancy which are given below:

  1. No More Heartburn And Nausea

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

In some cases, the morning sickness is triggered by or even be accompanied by nausea. A chiropractor helps you realign your spine and thus, you can see improvement in nervous function.

  1. Relief From Lower Back Pain

Pregnancy-induced low back pain is a serious complication. As there is a general restriction of medications to be given during pregnancy, it becomes difficult to treat the issue. The pain may present itself as Pelvic-girdle pain (PGP) and Lumbar pain. 

PGP is the more prevalent form and is attributed to the stretching of ligaments and excess pressure on the joints.

A chiropractor reestablishes the pelvic balance that helps relieve the impinged nerves and pressurized ligaments of the lower back.

  1. Posture Correction

The third trimester of pregnancy is characterized by the rapid growth of the fetus (baby). This puts extra pressure on the abdominal muscles and the muscles of the spine. You might have seen pregnant ladies change their posture to accommodate the baby’s weight. The chiropractor also helps you get back the natural curvature of the spine.

  1. Healthy Pregnancy

Nerve obstructions in the spine are cleared by chiropractic care. Spine alignment and a boosted immune system will make your pregnancy safer and more comfortable.

  1. Baby Positioning Is Enhanced

Optimal baby positioning is necessary for normal delivery. Breech position is the position in which the baby isn’t head down at the time of delivery. A chiropractor brings your baby into the ideal position for delivery and saves from complications such as:

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

Chiropractic adjustments would mean that your spine, pelvis, and hips are perfectly aligned to deliver a baby normally. There is no added pressure on your back and there is sufficient distention of the uterus to push the baby out.

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