When you’re pregnant, your body goes through a series of changes, almost from the point of conception.
These changes can be both physical and hormonal, as your body prepares a suitable environment for your developing baby.
Some of these changes may make pregnancy a challenging time:
A growing abdomen that increases the curve in your back
Postural adaptations to your changing body
Hormonal changes that loosen ligaments
Your body produces hormones that relax your ligaments so that the baby has room to exit your body when the time is right. But those hormones, in addition to your growing abdomen, can put a lot of strain on your body, especially your spine.
Pelvic and postural changes can change the alignment of your spine, causing pain. For many pregnant women, aches and pains in the lower back and hips are just part of the experience. But they don’t have to be.
50% of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point
At Next Level Chiropractic, we specialize in treating pregnant women, and helping both your pregnancy and delivery go as smoothly as possible.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
As hard as pregnancy is on your body, regular chiropractic care can help reduce or reverse much of the damage. It’s a safe, natural and drug-free approach to pain relief and prevention.
It also helps you maintain proper pelvic alignment, resulting in an easier birth. Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the likelihood of miscarriage, control morning sickness and lower the risk of pre-term delivery.
Regular chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy can have many amazing benefits:
Enjoy a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy
Reduce back, neck and joint pain
Control nausea and morning sickness
Shorten time spent in labor and delivery
Decrease chances of a cesarean delivery
When pelvic balance and alignment are off, it reduces the amount of room available for your developing baby. A misaligned pelvis can also make it difficult for the baby to get into the best possible position for delivery, and this can affect your ability to have a natural, non-invasive birth.
Women under chiropractic care during pregnancy experience decreased labor times by 24-39%
Most women who seek chiropractic care during pregnancy do so to find relief for lower or mid-back pain, sciatica (radiating leg pain), groin or pelvic pain, or leg or thigh pain. Chiropractic care can also help alleviate neck pain or headaches.
Besides making you feel better during pregnancy, it’s hard to argue with all the benefits for your baby. And, most of our patients look forward to a shorter and less difficult labor and delivery process.
Types of Treatments and Techniques Used
We know that you don’t want to take extra medication when you’re concerned about the health of your growing baby. But you don’t have to live with the pain.
We have proven techniques that are gentle, non-invasive and effective for making pregnancy – and labor – a lot easier. A treatment plan will be created specifically for your body and your stage of pregnancy.
Avoid medicine to mask your pain. Our chiropractors are trained in helping pregnant women relieve pain and stay active. Treatments like joint mobilization, soft tissue treatment and therapeutic exercise are safe and effective during pregnancy.
Active Release Technique
ART is a treatment specifically designed to locate and treat adhesions that accumulate in the muscles and restrict normal movement, flexibility, and stability in your joints.
Fascial Integrative Treatment
Designed to be both therapeutic and restful. Our therapists provide massages to enhance regular muscle function, alleviate pain and soreness and promote relaxation and well-being.
Get in touch today and take the first step toward a more comfortable pregnancy. We can even show you some effective stretches to help relieve tension and allow you to sleep better!