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Pregnancy Back Pain Treatment

Dr. Bradley Eyford


The journey through pregnancy is the most challenging and yet the most beautiful period of a woman’s life. During pregnancy, a lot of physiologic changes occur in the maternal body in order to provide the growing fetus a suitable and favorable environment to develop. The hormonal changes increase the laxity of joints and loosen the ligaments, and additionally, the load of the growing fetus are all factors that can increase the risk of spinal events during pregnancy. With advancing gestational age, the baby’s inappropriate position and prolonged labor are concerns that can complicate any pregnancy.

These rapidly occurring changes are often not quickly adaptable for the maternal body, which becomes problematic in the form of nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and back pain. To minimize complications, a pregnant woman may need some additional help in the form of chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care can naturally decrease the risk of antepartum and postpartum complications. Here are five ways through which a pregnancy chiropractor in Tacoma can help you out.

Morning sickness

Early morning nausea is the most common complaint of the first trimester that is quite difficult to endure. The common reason is the increased level of beta hCG hormone that is essential for placental survival, but there can be other causes, too, such as heartburn, constipation, or maybe a pinched nerve.

 In Tacoma, Chiropractic care for pregnancy helps reduce the symptoms of morning sickness. They do so by realigning the spine to release the pressure on internal organs and back muscles. Eventually, the hormones also balance, and thus, leads to reduced nausea and vomiting decreases.

Spinal events

Pregnancy exerts significant pressure on the spine throughout gestation. The hormonal effects on the spine are maximal by the end of the third trimester, a time when the mother’s body is being prepared for the smooth delivery of the baby. At this time, a hormone called “relaxin” is released that relaxes the ligaments and joints of the pelvis and surrounding area.

In some women, this effect may exacerbate and result in backache, spine instability, and joint discomfort. Moreover, during pregnancy, blood volume increases by 50%, which contributes to water retention in the pelvis, lower back, and hip area, contributing further to the discomfort. Another cause is with the growing belly, the posture of the mother is affected, which may misalign the spine.

During the course of pregnancy, seeing a chiropractor reduces the severity of these events. In Tacoma, chiropractors for pregnancy also help deal with different types of backache using safe methods. With the advice of a chiropractor, the spinal problems arising because of poor posture also reverse to provide relief from back pain.

Uneventful labor

With the regular guidance of a chiropractor throughout the pregnancy, the labor becomes quick, shorter, and less painful. Regular chiropractic adjustments help the mother’s spine, pelvis, and hip bones adjust to establish pelvic balance so that during delivery, the risk to the baby and maternal complications decreases.

The cervical dilatation and uterine contractions are mediated by nerve conduction, which means healthy nerves facilitate quick response and, thus, shorten the duration of labor. Chiropractic care during pregnancy also allows experiencing a natural birth process without the use of any medicine.

Position of the baby within uterus

The ideal position for uneventful labor and quick delivery is head coming out first.  Sometimes, instead of the head, the butt or back of the baby face the cervix. This causes complications in vaginal delivery such as fetal distress, cord prolapse, prolonged labor, and the risk of delivering through a C-section.

Chiropractic care helps provide for optimal baby positioning t at the time of delivery.  Ideally, by the end of the eighth month, women should see a chiropractor more often than usual to avoid these.

Healthy pregnancy outcome

It means during and after pregnancy, no complications occurred, and both mother and baby are safe and sound. During the course of pregnancy, chiropractic care helps and supports the spine that is essential for optimal functioning of the immune system and other internal organs, and facilitates easier labor and delivery of the baby, and a healthier overall pregnancy. Post-pregnancy chiropractic care ensures support to the mother when the gestational changes are reversing.


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