Updated: Feb 23
Chiropractic adjustments and pregnancy
Pregnancy is usually a time full of great happiness and of high expectations for the arrival of a new member of the family.
It can, however, also be accompanied by discomforts, such as pain at the back, waist, and legs. Chiropractic adjustments can help you to treat these ailments so that you fully enjoy these nine months of growth and development for you and for the baby!
How does a chiropractic treatment work on pregnant patients?
In order to relieve your pain, you need to get rid of the cause, not just address it. What causes your pain isn't just physical! The way we feel is a direct result of how we perceive ourselves in the world around us at any given time. These feelings and experiences may lie deep within and have long standing origins in our lives, so talking about them might not always feel like an appropriate solution. Not to worry. Chiropractic care’s manipulation offers a natural medicine that will allow your body to heal completely from within itself. You may find that the root cause has been worked on also in the course of this deep touch to your healing system and you’ll feel better naturally, over time.
By undergoing chiropractic treatment, the body uses its ability to regenerate itself and will increase your overall well-being. You will feel that you have more energy, and you will feel less stress.
If you already have pain in your back, neck, extremities, or waist, they will gradually disappear. This occurs without the need to use medications or invasive procedures. In this way, your body will be more ready to receive your baby and to nurture it even before its arrival at birth.
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective way to relieve back pain during pregnancy
Even in the earliest weeks of pregnancy, you may have pain in your back, neck, extremities, or waist. These tend to gradually disappear with chiropractic adjustments. Not only is this a point of relief for pregnant women, but they can enjoy the calm in their body without resorting to medications or invasive procedures. Being worry and pain free is one way a woman’s body can give welcoming messages to her developing baby.
Once well into the pregnancy, you can also benefit from chiropractic adjustments to relieve the pain caused by the weight of the baby on your pelvis and waist, among other ailments.
Your doctor of chiropractic explains that during this period, the woman has more stress on her joints. She undergoes hormonal changes, and the weight of her belly changes her centre of gravity. All this causes the natural curvature of the spine to be affected.
Chiropractic adjustments can benefit your unborn baby
Chiropractic improves the body's biomechanics, making it possible for you to feel less discomfort and to have a more positive pregnancy experience. In addition, it has other benefits such as: reducing nausea, improving posture, and increasing flexibility.
Chiropractic adjustments can have a positive impact on a pregnant woman's body by reducing stress on joints and muscles. They may even go as far as strengthening the connection between the mother's spine and baby. An experienced chiropractor can correct misalignments in a pregnant woman's body, which can in turn reduce the stress of carrying a baby to term. This further helps to reduce the risk of complications for both mother and baby during the pregnancy and even during birth. Chiropractic adjustments are a great way for expectant mothers to receive the care that they deserve, and to extend that feeling of well being to their baby!
Courtenay Massage Therapy can help if you’re experiencing pain or stress. Our centre offers chiropractors, naturopaths, RMTs and various massage therapies, so do reach out and call us directly at 250-897-0069 or BOOK ONLINE conveniently. If you wish, you can also use our easy CONTACT US page to request help with services or booking. We are here and ready to help you.