During pregnancy, the center of gravity shifts forward, affecting the curvature of the back and placing extra stress on the spine. These changes can cause pain and postural imbalances.
One safe option is chiropractic treatment for lower back. This can be a particularly attractive option for women who want to avoid taking pain medication while pregnant.
During pregnancy, the pelvis can be pulled out of alignment, which stress on the uterus and supporting ligaments. Alignment issues may make it more difficult for the baby to position itself for birth.
The potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:
- Relieving back pain
- Reducing labor and delivery time
- Supporting a healthier pregnancy
After delivery, chiropractic care can help address joint problems that may have developed during pregnancy. Ideally, joints should be back in proper alignment before pelvic ligaments tighten to avoid permanent pain.
Talk to your doctor during and after pregnancy to see if you could benefit from chiropractic care.