Chiropractic for Pregnancy?

many women use chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy

Pregnancy causes many major changes, some of which can cause pain throughout the body. Many pregnant women seek chiropractic care in Wauwatosa WI and Delafield WI for relief from lower back pain, sciatica, leg cramps, and even constipation. These problems can stop you from performing daily tasks and can lead to difficulties during labor.

Chiropractic care at Connect Chiropractic can offer amazing relief for back pain throughout pregnancy. Women often state that the physical birthing process was easier after receiving chiropractic treatment to aid their back pain. The article below offers an in-depth look at the pain caused by pregnancy and describes how chiropractic treatment can help.

Prenatal Chiropractic

Throughout the process of carrying a baby to term, the mother's body must shift in order to allow the baby room to grow. This actually shifts the mother’s center of gravity forward towards the pelvis as the baby creates more weight in front of the body. As one can imagine, a significant amount of stress is put on the lower back and pelvis during these changes. Approaching the delivery date, the lower curve in the spinal column (lordotic curve) can deepen and result in serious and potentially dangerous injuries to the vertebral joints, sacrum, and hip joints.

The spinal cord contains nerves that send and receive signals from all over the body. Throughout the changes caused by pregnancy, the spine is compressed and stretched in various locations that can lead to irritation to the spinal cord and result in pain radiating throughout the body. Similarly, sciatica in pregnant women can cause pain in the lower back that radiates down the legs.

A pregnancy has the potential to cause shifts in the spine so great that they are not reversed naturally after the child is born. This can result in lasting pain while attempting to complete tasks that are essential to raising the child. Tasks such as breast-feeding, carrying the baby, or bending over can produce chronic pain if help is not sought out.

A Chiropractor for Pregnancy

Chiropractic Wauwatosa WI Lyntricia Testimonial

“I decided to see a chiropractor when I was 5 months pregnant with my second child because I was having low back pain and regular headaches that prevented me from doing everyday activities with my family. I was tired of taking over-the-counter pain medications all of the time just to function. I was also worried about giving birth for a second time, as my first daughter was breech & C-Section.

I was honestly nervous about seeing a chiropractor at first, but everyone in the office was very nice and the doctor was very thorough with answering all of my questions. Through regular chiropractic care, my headaches were eventually gone, and my back pain had been greatly decreased! I was even able to stop taking over-the-counter pain medications as a result. Also, Dr. Alex helped ensure that my body was prepared for a natural vaginal delivery. I would tell everyone to give chiropractic a try because it has really helped me!

Chiropractic care not only helped me, but it has been amazing for my family too! My husband and four-year-old daughter both started under care within two weeks of my first appointment, and they have seen improvements as well. On top of that, I brought my new baby, Zhy'Mara, to the office just three days after she was born for her first exam and adjustment. I'm excited to get her started on the road to optimal health!”

- Lyntricia

Prenatal Chiropractic Care at Connect Chiropractic

Chiropractors and their treatment provide safe and personalized care during your pregnancy to relieve your specific problems. Beginning with a meticulous examination, a treatment plan will be tailored to you to aid pain and prepare the body for the physical stresses of pregnancy. The treatments can reduce the need for pain medicine and even reduce the duration of labor. Follow-up visits are often helpful in realigning the body to reverse the initial shifts.

If you or a loved one is going through a pregnancy or are curious as to how we can help you, call our team at Connect Chiropractic in Wauwatosa WI and Delafield WI today.