Studies show between 50% to 80% of women experience some form of mild to severe back or hip pain during their pregnancy. Sometimes, this pain can continue after pregnancy and become a chronic issue if not properly addressed.
Women who receive chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy experience greater comfort, less pain and more uncomplicated deliveries, optimizing the health of both mom and baby.
The most effective chiropractic technique for helping mothers through their pregnancy is Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical chiropractic care. Because the Atlas adjustment is gentle, precise, safe and painless with no popping or cracking, this treatment helps to provide comfort and pain relief to pregnant mothers.
As a woman’s body adapts to pregnancy through structural adaptation, weight gain and pressure on the vertebrae segments of the low spine and sacroiliac joints can cause low back pain. Pressure on the bladder, urethra, rectum, and the pelvic structures can also cause pain.
A large percentage of expectant mothers also experience low back pain in their third trimester. That’s because hormones including progesterone and estrone are released through the body in preparation for the birth. These hormones circulating through the body can also cause pain and discomfort.
Receiving regular chiropractic care, particularly Atlas Orthogonal gentle upper cervical care, before and during, and after pregnancy can relieve some of the body’s aches and pains. Gentle chiropractic care also helps with a healthier pregnancy and delivery by helping the baby assume an optimal birthing position, reducing the risk of having a breech birth, and reducing deliveries requiring the use of forceps or vacuum extraction.
Your pregnancy is unique and special and meant to be joyous. Find more comfort and pain relief with regular chiropractic and spinal care and a great team of wellness practitioners.
For more information and to schedule a free consultation with one of our Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical Doctors, call 480-325-6977. The Doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, have been serving families for more than 21 years.