Pregnancy and Chiropractic

A majority of women experience pregnancy-related low back pain, sciatica, and pelvic pain. We provide safe drug-free alternative treatments known to ease this pain and is recommended by obstetricians. It is common for expecting mothers to have low back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, and even neck pain and headaches. While this is common, it doesn’t mean that you have to “live with it.” Chiropractic and physical therapy can help with these symptoms safely. Treatment during pregnancy is a safe alternative when medications and other interventions are not an option.

During pregnancy, there are several physiological changes that occur in preparation for the developing baby and childbirth. Pregnancy-related low back pain is common. The following changes can contribute to low back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, neck pain, and headaches:

• Protruding abdomen and increased back curvepregnancy and chiropractic

• Ligamentous laxity

• Pelvic changes

• Postural adaptations

 

Benefits

Chiropractic care and physical therapy during pregnancy can provide benefits for women who are pregnant. Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:

• Maintaining a healthier pregnancy

• Reducing the time of labor and delivery

• Relieving back, neck, sciatica, or joint pain

• Staying active through pregnancy without drugs or medications

Care during pregnancy is a safe alternative when medications and other interventions are not an option. Treatment can include joint manipulation, massage techniques and strengthening exercises. Strengthening is important and the stronger you are, the healthier you are!

If you or someone you know are experiencing these symptoms in Charlottesville, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. We also offer free patient consultations in person or over the phone to see if our office is a good fit for your needs. We will let you know if we think we can help, and if we can’t we should be able to send you in the right direction.

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