Chiropractic During Pregnancy
What To Expect From A Prenatal Chiropractor
Pregnancy is one of the main causes of back pain in women. This is because your growing uterus shifts the center of gravity, putting more stress and strain on your back. 50% – 80% of women will experience back pain at some stage of their pregnancy. The following video illustrates how pregnancy can affect the nerves in your spine, and cause not only back pain, but pelvic and buttock pain as well. Scientific literature also shows that chiropractic for pregnancy is effective in the treatment of lower back pain.
Additionally, Chiropractic for pregnancy has been shown to have up to a 92.9% improvement rate for nausea, and up to a 95.9% improvement rate for vomiting. It is accomplished by adjusting the spine which optimizes the transmission of nerve signals to the organs, making them run more smoothly and optimally.
PUBIC SYMPHYSIS PAIN
This is a very painful area located in your groin area, right around your pubic symphysis, which is where the 2 sides of your pelvic bones join in the front. Other very common areas of pain are in the sacroiliac joint (where the sacrum meets the ilium,) the lower lumbars, and the sacrum. Apart from having tremendous pain especially when you press on it, these pregnant moms affected by this condition also tend to “waddle” when they walk.
When you come for your treatment, Dr Luke will perform gentle releases to various ligaments and muscles, which will help decrease your groin, buttock, and lower back pain.
By around week 34, 90% of babies should typically be in the correct head-down position. Chiropractic has been shown to help encourage your baby to turn. It is important to note that chiropractors do not turn breech babies. Rather, they create a more functional and optimal environment within the mother’s body, which facilitates the baby to turn.
By working on all the important muscles and ligaments associated with your pregnancy, Dr Luke will help your baby have more room to turn into the correct head-down position.