One of the more common questions we receive from female patients is, “Can I continue to receive chiropractic care during pregnancy” or “I think I injured my back… Could chiropractic care help even though I’m pregnant?”
Luckily, we have a simple answer to these questions: Not only is gentle chiropractic care safe in most situations during pregnancy; it can be beneficial in more than one way!
Relieve aches and pains. As your “baby bump” grows, your center of gravity shifts. This can place additional strain on your spine and pelvis, and can contribute to discomfort within your back and various joints.
Many pregnant women find that their posture shifts in order to compensate for these aches and pains, and these shifts are not always beneficial with regard to alignment. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help you maintain proper alignment of the spine, and relieve pressure on joints.
And in case you’re wondering, we can take steps to ensure that chiropractic care remains comfortable during this time. We can adjust our tables and techniques to avoid pressure on your abdomen, and teach you various techniques to relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy.
Potential complications for delivery. Occasionally, a misaligned pelvis can make it difficult for your baby to move into a good position for delivery. Sometimes this can result in longer labors, more incidences of false labor, or a mother-to-be enduring an extended pregnancy well beyond her due date. Balancing the pelvis can help your baby move into the optimal position for delivery.
We can certainly help with routine back pain or alignment issues during your pregnancy, and help you to stay healthy and feeling comfortable. Just give us a call to set up a consultation, and we can discuss your symptoms and various ways we can help.