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Pain-Free Pregnancy: Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic treatment can improve your joint and muscle health at any time of life, but spinal manipulations and adjustments can be particularly beneficial during pregnancy. Pregnancy produces great amounts of stress on the spine and the body in general, often resulting in complications. For instance back pain is an extremely common experience during pregnancy, with aches located in the lumbar vertebrae of the lower back.

A pregnancy chiropractor can help relieve these problems, and provide you with a more comfortable prenatal experience, as well as benefiting your baby. Read on to find out how chiropractic treatment could benefit you during pregnancy.

Relieving Back Pain

Bodily changes and an expanding abdomen can increase the natural curvature of your back during pregnancy, resulting in back pain that ranges from mild to severe. Changes to your posture and pelvis positioning can worsen back and neck pain over the course of the pregnancy, areas which your chiropractor can focus on resolving.

Restoring Pelvic Balance

Pregnancy can leave you with a maladjusted pelvic tilt, which negatively impacts your spine. When your pelvis is out of alignment, it can also restrict the space your baby has to develop. A pregnancy chiropractor can work to resolve this misalignment, which can help to move your baby into the optimal position for a smooth and safe delivery.

Alleviating Stress

Regular trips to the chiropractor can help to manage the symptoms of stress and anxiety that may emerge during pregnancy. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, which cause a range of prenatal complications. Chiropractic treatments can reduce spikes in your blood pressure, as well as relieving muscle tension, headaches and insomnia.

Reducing Nausea

A pregnancy chiropractor can also help with the relief of morning sickness. This is done through a realignment of the spine, which can be utilised to improve the overall function of the nervous system, helping to resolve feelings of sickness.

Accelerating Recovery

Adjusting your body throughout your pregnancy will leave you feeling healthier and stronger after delivery. Chiropractic adjustments will speed up your recovery as your spine will already be in an optimal position after the birth. This will aid your body in dealing with the added strain of fitting baby seats, pushing prams, and lifting your newborn.

Further Postpartum Support

Chiropractic care can continue throughout your pregnancy and even after the birth of your baby. Specialist chiropractors can help with feeding postures, postpartum depression, and pelvic rehabilitation.

At the Forest Hall Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a range of chiropractic care techniques to treat and manage your joint and muscle pain, including the diversified hands-on method, and the more gentle Thompson technique.

If you’re experiencing back pain or other sources of discomfort during pregnancy, then contact us for more information, or request an appointment today.


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