Pregnancy can be a joyous time for the expecting mother, knowing that she will soon welcome a beautiful newborn child to the world and will have the privilege to watch the child grow and learn. However, with this joyous time, comes a variety of pain ranging from back pain to migraines that can negatively affect the mother’s quality of life. With not only their own health, but the baby’s health in mind, mothers are often rightfully weary of taking potentially dangerous pain medications. A treatment that many women have found to be effective at relieving pain during their pregnancy is chiropractic care.
Chiropractic adjustment have been proven to reduce pain in the low back, pelvis, and hips of pregnant women. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments help ease sciatica pain, reduce stress, and reduce the frequency of headaches during pregnancy. In addition to these benefits, some of the other major benefits of visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy include relieving neck and joint pains, controlling symptoms of nausea, reducing the time of labor and delivery, and reduction in the likelihood of needing a cesarean delivery.
Some of the more common reasons for the pains experienced during pregnancy, specifically lower back pain include weight gain, hormonal changes, posture changes, muscle separation, and stress. Each of these factors plays a different role in the increase of lower back pain during a women’s pregnancy. However, it is not just the mother who can benefit from her receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy.
The child being born can also benefit from the mother’s chiropractic care during her pregnancy. For example, misalignment in a pregnant woman’s pelvis can lead to a condition known as torticollis in the child. Torticollis is the contracting of neck muscles in an unborn child or infant, causing the head to twist to one side. The baby’s head being turned during pregnancy may impair the development of nervous systems and adversely affect the a number of the baby’s body functions and systems. This turning of the baby’s head during the labor process can also create problems for the mother in the form of a longer, more uncomfortable, and more complicated delivery process.
In recent years, more and more expecting parents have come to see the benefits that chiropractic care has to offer during the pregnancy and delivery process. If you or someone you know is currently pregnant, give Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab a call today at (330) 726-7404 to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help. We have been servicing the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with convenient locations in Boardman, Hubbard, and Kinsman. At Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab, we are a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation group that treats work comp injuries, whiplash, and sports injuries and specializes in much more than just lower back pain.