Chiropractic Pre-Natal Care
During pregnancy, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis. This additional weight at the front causes stress to the joints of the pelvis and low back.
As the baby grows in size, the added weight causes the curvature of her lower back to increase, placing extra stress on the fragile facet joints on the back side of the spine. Any pre-existing problems in a woman’s spine tend to be exacerbated as the spine and pelvis become overtaxed, often leading to pain and difficulty performing normal daily activities.
Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is especially true during the third trimester. Chiropractic care can relieve and even prevent the pain and discomfort while promoting an easier, safer delivery by restoring a state of balance. Most of our patients have found that chiropractic care helped them avoid the use of pain medications during their pregnancy, and studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments help to reduce time in labor. Higher Health Chiropractic is your partner for a healthy pregnancy providing regular adjustments, as well as nutritional, ergonomic and exercise advice to address your special needs.