Back Pain In Pregnancy

Back Pain in Pregnancy Relieved With Today’s Chiropractic

Back pain in pregnancy affects about half of all new mothers. Granted, back pain in pregnancy may be common, but it doesn’t make it normal.

Thankfully, this is when many new mothers discover the wonders of safe and natural chiropractic care. Why? Because you want back pain relief without medications or anything else that might affect your developing baby. Which is why chiropractic is so popular among mothers in the know about women’s health.

The Cause of Pregnancy Back Pain

It’s obvious your body changes when you’re pregnant, and these changes can sometimes trigger back pain. Some of the more common causes of pregnancy-related back pain include:

  • Additional weight of the baby that the back has to support
  • Postural changes due to your shifting center of gravity
  • Changes to joints and connective tissues to prepare for birth
  • Preexisting spinal conditions that worsen during pregnancy

These and other structural causes often show up during pregnancy. But the stage is often set long before your pregnancy. Your pregnancy simply made these spinal preexisting problems more obvious.

If you’re pregnant and have back pain, it’s highly likely that you have one or more misalignments of spinal vertebra. Thankfully, this is something that today’s chiropractors detect and resolve all the time.

Chiropractic: Safe For You. Safe For Baby

Naturally, you take special care of yourself when you’re pregnant. Dealing with this episode of back pain is no exception, which is why chiropractic is an excellent choice for pregnant women seeking back pain relief.

After determining the location of the spinal misalignments causing your back pain, chiropractors use precise “adjustments” to reposition these wayward spinal bones into a more normal pattern.

Using their hands, or a small hand instrument, they add just the right amount of energy at the right time and place. Ahhhh. Adjustments feel great!

Because there are no drugs or other invasive procedures involved, this natural approach to back pain relief is safe for you and your baby. Midwives, doulas and other pregnancy experts swear by chiropractic. Pregnancy is a natural process and chiropractic is a natural health discipline that honors the inborn wisdom of your body.

Chiropractors reduce areas of spinal instability and allow your body and nervous system to function more normally. In fact, many new mothers see their chiropractor on a regular basis during their pregnancy to be their best. Many have reported shorter, more comfortable deliveries.

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Minimizing Pregnancy-Related Back Pain

There are some steps you can take to help avoid or minimize back pain during your pregnancy:

  • Don’t bend over. Don’t bend over to pick things up, as this can strain the lower back. Instead, bend the knees and squat carefully. And don’t lift anything too heavy.
  • Wear supportive shoes. Avoid high heels or flip-flops, which don’t provide any support for the joints in your legs and back.
  • Sleep on your left side The additional weight can press on irritated nerves if you sleep on your back. Instead, sleep on your left side with a pillow under your knees for support.
  • Take it easy. This doesn’t mean become a couch potato! Instead, make sure your body gets moderate activity – and adequate rest.

Consult a Nearby Choose Natural Chiropractor

The chiropractors who sponsor this informational website are caring healthcare professionals with experience working with back pain during pregnancy. They understand your concerns and will take the time to explain how chiropractic works so you have a clear understanding of your particular situation and put your mind at ease.

Begin by arranging a no-obligation consultation. You’ll meet the chiropractor, tour his or her practice and discuss your symptoms. This will give you a chance to get a feel for the practice and it will help your chiropractor determine if chiropractic care is a good option.

If it is, your chiropractor will conduct a thorough physical, neurological, orthopedic and chiropractic examination. This non-invasive exam is designed to pinpoint the exact location of your spinal instability. You’ll receive a complete report detailing what was found and what it means.

A series of chiropractic adjustments will generally be recommended. These will gently “nudge” misaligned spinal vertebrae back into a more normal alignment. Chiropractic enjoys an excellent success rate with pregnancy back pain.

Chiropractors are highly educated, state-licensed healthcare professionals and as such, are covered by most insurance. Start today by consulting a sponsoring chiropractor near you.

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