50% of women will experience back or body pain during pregnancy according to the National Institutes of Health. The changes your body goes through during pregnancy can be very taxing on your spine, joints and ligaments. Chiropractic care has enormous benefits for pregnant women and can help your body function better. Below are just a few reasons to add chiropractic care into your prenatal wellness routine.
Relieve Body Pain
Lower back pain is a concern for most women going through pregnancy. The hormonal and physical changes the body goes through to prepare for child birth often lead to spinal misalignment, resulting in crippling back pain.
Chiropractic care is a natural way of manipulating the spine and adjusting the joints to correct alignment. This type of care relieves all sorts of aches but particularly it aids tremendously in relieving low back pain. During pregnancy, it is not uncommon for the back to arch and thus the spine itself to arch forward to compensate for the shift in a woman’s center of gravity. This shift causes the joints and muscles to react and often become misaligned. Chiropractic therapy can ease the pain that results from these shifts and create a healthier environment in the body.
Reduce Nausea and Morning Sickness
Nausea during pregnancy is extremely common during pregnancy. The hormone production that occurs naturally in the body when you are expecting can make you feel sick. Your body is adjusting to this new hormone level and will often respond with the feeling of nausea.
Chiropractic care can ease the symptoms of nausea during pregnancy by aligning the spine and allowing the nervous system to function more efficiently. Through chiropractic care, your body is balanced and healthier, therefore it is more apt to adjust to the changes of child carrying.
Stress during pregnancy is something that is thought of as unavoidable. The body is built to handle a bit of stress, but too much can be particularly taxing while pregnant. Chiropractic care focuses on spinal alignment, and because the spine is the root of the nervous system this has a direct affect on the collection of nerves in the body.
Achieving spinal balance and vertebrae balance allows the nervous system to function properly and relieves the body of stress.
Improve Quality of Sleep
The most common reason people seek chiropractic care is to relieve tension and pain in the body. A direct result of easing tension in the body is that the muscles and joints can completely relax. One of the main culprits of poor sleep quality is that the body is unable to relax because of pain or misalignment. This connection is so clear that most patients see increased sleep quality almost immediately.
When your body is going through pregnancy, muscle tension and joint pressure increase causing aches and pains. By utilizing chiropractic care, you are easing these tensions and can better relax at night to get your full 8 hours of blissful rest for you and your baby.
Our chiropractic team of doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, James Kim, and Adam Abulghualya specialize in chiropractic and wellness care, especially during pregnancy. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for people living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.
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