Naturally Ease Pain with Pregnancy Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is a magical time, but sometimes it can also be a little uncomfortable. Your body goes through many changes as you create a new life, and these sometimes include aches and pains. In fact, a recent study revealed that about 50% of pregnant women experience back pain during pregnancy and labor.
Causes of Back Pain in Pregnancy
Back pain manifests in pregnant women as a result of the hormonal and physical changes that occur during pregnancy. It can happen at any point during the pregnancy, although it is most common during the later stages.
In pregnancy, the belly protrudes and causes a change in your standing posture. This can result in slouching positions while standing or walking, which can lead to an increased curvature in the back.
Another thing that occurs during pregnancy is the release of progesterone and relaxin. These hormones prepare you for the birth process by causing relaxation of the pelvic joints. However, they also cause the ligaments supporting the spine to loosen, leading to instability and back pain. These changes impact the musculoskeletal system and can lead to a series of other problems, including misalignment of the pelvic bone.
The position assumed by the baby during labor can also create a particular type of back pain called back labor. This pain occurs when the baby takes an occiput posterior position or, simply put, when the baby is facing your tummy instead of your back with its head down.
Chiropractic Care for Back Pain in Pregnancy
Pregnancy can increase previously existing back pain levels, thereby creating more discomfort. Fortunately, there are several techniques that can help ease back pain and other types of pregnancy discomfort. Other methods include moderate myofascial relaxation of the pelvic muscles, enhancing the strength of your abdominal muscle, and the Thayer chiropractic method, which helps restore balance to your complete body starting with your head and neck.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
Chiropractic care is non-invasive and helps maintain the health of the spinal column while providing adjustment to misaligned bones. All chiropractors are trained to perform adjustments on pregnant women, and there are no contraindications to chiropractic treatment while pregnant. However, some doctors like Dr. Ace Thayer of So Cal Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, CA, specialize in prenatal and postnatal care.
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Book an Appointment for Pregnancy Chiropractic Care in Costa Mesa
Dr. Thayer of So Cal Chiropractic has been in practice for 26 years and has helped countless women go through pregnancy with little to no pain and discomfort.
If you are dealing with prenatal pain, call us at (949) 548-7767 or book an appointment today to schedule your first visit.