Is Chiropractic for Back Pain Treatment Safe During Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a beautiful process, but it also brings its fair share of discomfort and pain.
Fifty percent of expectant mothers report back pain during pregnancy. Considering only 21 percent of them seek treatment, it’s possible the prevalence is actually much higher. Many women probably suffer in silence, assuming back pain is normal and not even worth addressing with their OB-GYN.
As your musculoskeletal structure adapts to carry and birth new life, chiropractic back pain treatment can make the changes a little easier.
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?
When done by a licensed professional, prenatal chiropractic care is extremely safe and effective for reducing pain on multiple levels.
During pregnancy, the hormone relaxin stretches the ligaments in your pelvis, which shifts to accommodate birth. Extra-flexible joints combined with weight gain puts added pressure and stress across your entire musculoskeletal system.
These drastic changes throw off your natural biomechanics and posture.
For example, the added weight around your abdomen causes you to slouch forward, which disrupts your spine’s natural curvature.
Since chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system, posture, and biomechanics, regular chiropractic treatment during pregnancy has several benefits:
- Chiropractic can reduce low back pain.
- It can reduce joint pain, such as ankles, hips, or knees.
- Chiropractic can keep your pelvis aligned, preventing breech positions and related cesarean births.
- It can reduce the time of labor and delivery.
- Chiropractic might lower your risk for post-partem complications.
- It can prevent pregnancy-related nausea.
Comprehensive Prenatal Back Pain Treatment in Ventura
Dr. James Baranski of Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic has completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate studies in his mission to improve the lives of patients in the Ventura community.
On your first visit, Dr. Baranski will ask questions about your symptoms and medical history before developing a comprehensive treatment plan. Treatment methods typically include:
- Gentle prenatal spinal adjustments
- Soft tissue massage
- Stretches and exercises to condition muscles
- Posture adjustments
- Orthopedic supports
Don’t suffer through pregnancy and birth with back pain! Schedule an appointment at Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic in Ventura by calling 805-642-4061.