During pregnancy, back pain is a common issue that many women face. In fact, around 50% of pregnant women will experience back pain before giving birth, particularly during the third trimester. Chiropractic care can be a valuable tool in alleviating this pain without the need for drugs or surgery. Starting chiropractic care in the early stages of pregnancy can lead to more effective relief.
Pregnancy brings various hormonal and physical changes in the body, along with weight gain on average of approximately 25-35lbs. These changes can affect posture and comfort levels, leading to a misalignment of the spine and pelvis. A misaligned pelvis can limit the space available for the growing baby, potentially causing complications. Furthermore, it can make it difficult for the baby to move into the optimal birthing position during delivery, resulting in a longer and more challenging labour.
Research conducted by the Canadian Chiropractic Association involving 170 pregnant women found that those who received chiropractic care reported less pain and discomfort during pregnancy and delivery. Chiropractors can also provide guidance on stretches that can be done at home to alleviate lower back pain and daily discomfort.
Seeking chiropractic care from a maternity chiropractor is a safe and drug-free option for pain relief throughout pregnancy. It helps reduce pressure on joints, muscles, and nerves in the spine and pelvic area. However, it is important to consult with your doctor prior to considering chiropractic care to ensure it is suitable for your specific pregnancy plan.
If you are experiencing back, hip, or joint pain during your pregnancy, consult with your doctor and consider chiropractic care as an option. Contact our office to schedule an assessment and visit. Call us at 519-258-8544.