How Pregnancy Affects Your Spine
During the course of pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many changes. As their baby-to-be begins to grow, it is common for the curvature of their spine to change. This often happens because more weight is being carried in the front of your body, causing your center of gravity to shift. In order to help you maintain your balance, it is common for your posture to adjust and your spine to shift.
Unfortunately, as the pregnancy journey continues, your spine may undergo more enhanced changes. This added pressure to your spine can cause herniated discs and significant lower back pain.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractic care is designed to ensure your spine and joints are in alignment. This treatment improves the overall health of your body and provides pain relief.
Because of the physical changes a woman’s body endures during pregnancy, chiropractic treatment can help align the curvature of your spine, any pelvic changes, and improve postural adaptations.
When a woman’s pelvis is misaligned, there is a stronger possibility of developing intrauterine constraint—reducing room available for the growing baby. It can also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery. Therefore, establishing pelvic balance is another benefit to chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
The quick answer to this question is, yes — chiropractic care is safe to obtain during pregnancy. While certain circumstances should be avoided, we recommend always receiving your doctor’s approval before scheduling an appointment.
Chiropractors receive special training to adhere to the needs of pregnant women and use specific techniques to ensure the safety of you and your developing baby.
What Happens During the Appointment?
Chiropractic treatment for pregnant women should not put any pressure on your growing belly, making it safe to provide you with pain relief and additional health benefits.
During your appointments, your chiropractor will also show you stretches and exercises to do at home to help relieve pressure off your spine and provide you with the most comfort possible.
Contact Amazing Spine Care For Immediate Relief
At Amazing Spine Care, our team of medical providers is committed to providing you with immediate pain relief as you prepare for this next chapter of your life. With a baby on the way, it is important for you to feel your best so you can provide your newborn with the best care. That is why we are dedicated to your wellness. Call (904) 320-0808 to schedule your appointment today!