If you’re pregnant, you may be familiar with the discomfort of lower back and hip pain, as it’s a common issue experienced by many women. Studies show that up to 50 percent of pregnant women will encounter back pain at some stage before delivery.
Thankfully, there is a solution. Chiropractic care has helped thousands of women around the world overcome the many physical challenges rollercoasters of pregnancy. Here’s everything you need to know about chiropractic care during pregnancy.
Is It Safe For Pregnant Women To Visit Prenatal Chiropractors?
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive way of treating misaligned pelvis and maintaining nerve and spinal function. It doesn’t involve surgery or drugs, but instead employs gentle adjustments to restore structural integrity, reduce spinal nerve stress and promote overall health.
During pregnancy, chiropractic care is safe and effective. While all licensed chiropractors receive pregnancy-related training, some specialize in prenatal care. So it’s worth seeking such as those here at Nordik Chiropractic who have received continuing education in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic.
At Nordik, our pregnancy chiropractors use specialized adjusting tables and techniques to better accommodate the growing womb of pregnant women, ensuring that they are comfortable during the entire session. They also use methods that avoid pressure on the abdomen.
How Can a Pregnancy Chiropractor Help You And Your Baby?
Visiting a prenatal chiropractor has several benefits for you and your baby. Let’s discuss how chiropractic adjustments help pregnant women.
The Baby Gets More Space
When you’re pregnant, creating more space for your baby can make you more comfortable. Nordik prenatal chiropractors can help by adjusting the pelvis to encourage optimal structural alignment, restore normal nerve function and reduce stress and tension on the muscles and soft tissue holding the pelvis. They also ensure the round ligaments that connect your hip bone to the outside of the uterus and working in harmony. These ligaments can cause abdominal and groin pain when they become tight, as well affect the baby’s environment.
Chiropractic Care Can Alleviate Pregnancy-Induced Nausea
Nausea, also known as morning sickness, is a prevalent pregnancy symptom that can be challenging to endure. However, chiropractic care can often provide relief.
By adjusting your spine, our pregnancy chiropractors can help your body restore the function of the nerves from your back that regulate your stomach and esophagus, significantly reducing nausea and vomiting in many cases. A natural result of reducing stress on the spinal nerves is it also permits the endocrine system to function more normally, with many women reporting that morning sickness is greatly relieved.
Helps Assist Your Pelvis In Creating a Space for Baby for Optimal Delivery Position
A breech delivery, where a baby is position feet/bottom first instead of head first, can lead to complications such as cord prolapse or the need for a C-section delivery. It can also result in other issues for the baby later in life.
However, chiropractic care during pregnancy can help. By maintaining excellent pelvic balance with specific adjustments, chiropractors can help your baby move freely, encouraging them to seek head down (vertex) delivery position, reducing the likelihood of a breech delivery.
Furthermore, chiropractic treatment may help strengthen your body’s resilience by restoring normal nerve signals from your brain and spinal cord to the immune system. As a result, it contributes to the overall health of you and your baby, reducing unwanted symptoms.
Comparatively Easier Labor And Baby Delivery
A shorter labor process without complications is something that every pregnant woman wishes for. Proper chiropractic adjustments can help make that happen by ensuring your pelvis, spine, and hips align correctly and your nerves function optimally.
Your nerves are responsible for the contractions and dilations of your cervix during delivery. Therefore, healthy nerves can help you experience a smoother, less uncomfortable delivery.
Also, the proper alignment of your spine, pelvis, and hips encourages that the passageway for your baby to open during delivery, so it is not obstructed or compromised. This can prevent unnecessary suffering for you and your baby.
What To Expect When Visiting Nordik Chiropractors During Your Pregnancy?
To get started, the doctors will take a thorough case history, pregnancy due date, and any concerns you want to address or think the doctors should know about.
During your first visit, one of our chiropractic doctors will perform a thorough analysis to evaluate your posture, mobility, strength, nerve system and identify any areas of spinal misalignment or dysfunction.
Based on your assessment results and medical history, our chiropractors will develop a customized treatment plan.
After reviewing your treatment plan and addressing any questions, you’ll receive your first adjustment. Unlike traditional chiropractic care, pregnancy chiropractors use gentle, calculated adjustments rather than gross manipulation. Every patient’s body is unique and the doctors at Nordik Chiropractic believe that adjustments should to be specific to each individual’s needs.
By seeing a pregnancy chiropractor, you can naturally experience relief from pregnancy discomforts while ensuring a happy and healthy pregnancy.
Trust a Pregnancy Chiropractor at Nordik Chiropractic To Alleviate Lower Back Pain
If you’re an expectant mother looking for a safe, drug-free way to alleviate lower back pain, our pregnancy chiropractors at Nordik Chiropractic are here to help. We’re a favorite chiropractor in Jupiter, Florida and the surrounding areas, for pregnant women. Our patients consistently give us top ratings for exceptional chiropractic treatment and care.
Moreover, our chiropractic doctors are highly trained and able to provide proper treatment to expectant mothers. We prioritize open communication and personalized care to ensure you get the best possible treatment.
The moment you step into our clinic, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome from our friendly staff, who will make you feel comfortable and at ease. Furthermore, we understand that health care expenses can add up, so we’ve priced all our chiropractic services at competitive rates to ensure everyone can afford the care they need.
If you’re ready to experience a pain-free, healthy pregnancy, schedule an appointment with a pregnancy chiropractor today. You can also call us at (561) 658-1180 with any questions or concerns.