|Why Pregnant Women Need Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is a wondrous time in a woman’s life. However, it is also frequently marked by dramatic changes in a mother-to-be’s posture and spinal function.
We care for expectant mothers with a unique approach, aimed at keeping them in optimal wellness, so that they may be well-rested and full of energy when their bundle of joy arrives.
Expectant mothers choose chiropractic to prevent and alleviate back pain for many reasons. First, chiropractors work to correct the two main causes of pregnancy-related backache: SI joint dysfunction and vertebral subluxation. Also, chiropractic offers a drug-free approach to pain reduction. Since avoiding unnecessary medication is essential to preventing birth defects, chiropractic provides relief without the worry that comes from taking medication.
If left unaddressed, 68 percent of women who experience moderate or severe low-back pain during pregnancy continued to suffer recurring low-back pain with a self-reported reduction in their health (Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 2002;42:482-5).
That’s why, it’s important to continue focusing on back pain prevention even after your baby arrives — especially if you experienced backache during pregnancy (Spine 1992;17:53-5).
To avert postpartum backache, prevent vertebral subluxations with regular chiropractic checkups. And, ask us to teach you back-safe baby lifting and carrying techniques.Dr. Barbara Smith