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Can Chiropractic Care Help Reduce Pain During Pregnancy?

December 20th, 2023 by
Category: Dr. Hayley Elmsly Pregnancy

Pregnant woman in white dress holding stomach

Pregnancy is a journey filled with numerous changes to a woman’s body, often accompanied by discomfort and pain. From the added weight in the front altering your posture to the growth of your baby impacting your ribs and neck, these transformations can lead to various types of discomfort, including lower back, hip, and pelvic pain.

Many expectant mothers experience pain in their hips and pubis, particularly noticeable while walking and sleeping. This discomfort can be a telltale sign of the pelvis and hips not functioning optimally, leading to increased pressure on the nervous system and the body. As the baby grows, some women also report experiencing rib and neck pain.

In these times of change, Chiropractic care may be able to help. Regular chiropractic adjustments may be instrumental in helping the body adapt to its new state. Chiropractic adjustments facilitate efficient body movement, easing the pressure on nerves that control bodily functions. This, in turn, enhances the body’s ability to function optimally during the dynamic phases of pregnancy, thereby reducing pain and discomfort.

One common concern among pregnant women is the feasibility of Chiropractic adjustments as their bodies grow. To address this, practices often employ special pillows with cutouts to accommodate the belly. This allows expectant mothers to comfortably lie on their stomachs during adjustments, allowing for effective assessment and treatment.

In summary, Chiropractic care during pregnancy isn’t just about alleviating pain; it’s about enhancing the body’s natural ability to adapt and function during this crucial time. Whether it’s headaches, back pain, hip discomfort, or pelvic pain, Chiropractic care may provide significant relief, contributing to a smoother and more comfortable pregnancy journey.


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