Pregnancy is a joyful time for a woman. Along with this joy comes physical changes in the woman’s body. During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This weight shift to the front, causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and lower back. As the baby grows in size, the added weight and further weight shift causes the curvature of her lower back to increase, placing an unusual amount of stress on the back side of the spine.
Medical studies have discovered that about half of all expectant mothers develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is even more frequent during the third trimester when the baby’s body gains the most weight. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve pain and prevent chronic suffering associated with pregnancy and also allows for an easier, safer delivery. In fact, most women have found that proper chiropractic care helped them avoid the use of pain medications during their pregnancy, and studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments help to reduce time in labor.
Regular chiropractic care helps maintain a healthy spine and properly functioning nervous system. When done throughout pregnancy, a woman is able to avoid taking medications that can harm the unborn baby.
If you are pregnant and suffering with pain, call our office today at 702-655-1199.