Lower back and hip pain are part of the pregnancy process for most women. The pain can take its toll and make pregnancy uncomfortable. To make things worse, painkillers are not advised during pregnancy. However, Health Connection, Tacoma, WA, offers an effective pain relief option through chiropractic care during pregnancy.
So what is chiropractic care?
It involves the maintenance of the spinal column and the adjustment of misaligned joints without using any drugs or invasive procedures.
In short, it is a safe option for reducing spinal nerve stress and promotes a pregnant woman’s health. About 75% of pregnant chiropractic care patients experience pain relief. The chiropractic adjustments don’t just relieve pain but also help re-establish pelvic balance and alignment. All licensed chiropractors in Tacoma are trained in, and some specialize in prenatal care. They use adjusting tables that accommodate the protruding abdomen and techniques that do not pressure the abdomen.
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Prenatal care chiropractors will also teach you effective stretches to relieve tension and ease any discomfort.
There, however, are some circumstances where chiropractic care isn’t a good idea for pregnant women. Dr. Bradley Eyford D.C. doesn’t recommend chiropractic treatment for pregnant women experiencing:
- Placenta previa or placental abruption
- Vaginal bleeding
- Moderate to severe toxemia
- Ectopic pregnancy
It is better to always get your doctor’s approval, or referral, before consulting a chiropractor during pregnancy.
How can chiropractic care help during pregnancy?
The hormonal and physical changes you experience in pregnancy will impact your posture and comfort. You will experience changes to your pelvis as your baby grows heavier and your center of gravity shifts.
These regular changes during pregnancy, however, can lead to misaligned spine or joints. Your body will also go through other changes during pregnancy like:
- Adaptations to your posture
- A protruding abdomen leading to an increased back curve
- Pelvic changes as your body get ready for labor.
These issues can, however, be resolved through regular chiropractic visits.
Chiropractic Care Is Safe During Pregnancy
Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy for managing back, hips, and joint pain. It also helps establish pelvic balance to give your baby enough space for growth through the pregnancy. It, in turn, leads to faster and more comfortable labor and delivery.
A misaligned pelvis can restrict the amount of space available for the baby’s development. This obstruction to your baby’s regular movements by an external force is called intrauterine constraint and can lead to congenital disabilities.
Besides, a misaligned pelvis makes it difficult for your baby to move into the right position for delivery. This can affect your ability to have a natural and non-invasive birth.
A balanced pelvis reduces the baby’s chances of moving into a breech or posterior position, which can lead to a longer and more complicated delivery.
Other benefits regular chiropractic care can offer while you are pregnant are:
- A shorter labor time
- It helps maintain a healthier and comfortable pregnancy.
- It helps control nausea symptoms.
- Provides neck, back, hips, and joint pain
So if you have back, hip, or joint pain and are considering chiropractic care, first speak to your doctor about it. If they give you the green signal for chiropractic treatment during pregnancy, pay a visit to Tacoma Chiropractic Health Connection, Tacoma, WA, 98405 to consult with Dr. Bradley Eyford DC.