Pregnancy and Chiropractic
Pregnancy is an exciting and joyful period of your life, which is often burdened by back pain, stiffness, and aches. Chiropractic during pregnancy is commonly used to facilitate the pelvis, spine and extremities due to the increased stress your body encounters.
Pregnancy back pain is not uncommon, it has been reported that approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience back pain during pregnancy and 50-75% of women experience back pain during labor.1
A survey of 950 pregnant women reported that 31% of respondents used alternative therapies, while Chiropractic was the 3rd most common (6%).1
Chiropractic may offer relief during pregnancy for:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Hip complaints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
What causes my low back pain?
As the fetus develops, the increased weight (25-35 lb) is projected forward which increases the low back curve (lumbar lordosis), this places extra stress on the discs and joints. In addition due to the increase of hormones throughout gestation, especially during the third trimester, causes a increased pelvic mobility and decrease in stabilization.1
Clinical Studies on Chiropractic
Findings indicated that 84% of pregnant patients got relief from back pain with Chiropractic. The authors of the study also noted that Chiropractic significantly deceased the incidence of “back labor”.1 The relative risk of experiencing back pain during labor was almost 3 times greater if back pain was experienced during pregnancy.1
Our Chiropractor’s are highly experienced in adjusting your delicate transforming body. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
1 Borggren C. (2007). Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature. Journal ofChiropractic Medicine. 6, 70-74.