Women who have children can tell you that hip and back pain often is a part of their pregnancy experience. Studies show 50% to 80% of women experience some form of back or hip pain – ranging from mild to severe -- during their pregnancy.
A woman’s body adapts to pregnancy through structural adaptation. The accompanying weight gain and pressure on the vertebrae 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 and muscles spasms.
A large percentage of expectant mothers also experience low back pain in their third trimester. That’s because the hormone relaxin, along with progesterone and estrone, is released through the body in preparation for the birth. These hormones circulating through the body can also cause pain and discomfort.
This pain can continue after pregnancy and become a chronic issue if not properly addressed.
The most effective chiropractic technique for helping mothers through their pregnancy is Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical chiropractic care – gentle adjustments with no popping or cracking. Because it is precise, safe and painless, this treatment is proven to provide greater comfort for both Mom and baby.
Receiving regular chiropractic care, particularly Atlas Orthogonal gentle upper cervical care, before and during pregnancy can relieve many 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 forceps or vacuum extraction.
Atlas Orthogonal is also proven to be effective and safe in treating patients with migraines, neck and back pain, digestive issues, fatigue, vertigo, sciatica and other health issues. Ask about the Webster technique and Activator.
For more information and to schedule a free consultation with our Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical Doctor, call 480-325-6977. Dr. Keith Lavender, at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, has been successfully serving families for more than 23 years. Enjoy your special time, and ensure greater health for you and your baby.