Pregnancy is a wondrous time in a women’s life. However, it is also frequently marked by dramatic changes in a mother-to-be’s posture and spinal function.
Dr. Smith cares 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.
Postural changes are a significant instigating factor of back pain in pregnancy. As the baby grows, mom’s center of gravity shifts forward. This results in a exaggerated lower back curve. This postural alteration triggers a chain effect, which disturbs the normal curves throughout the spine. The result? A disproportionate amount of stress directed at various muscles, bones and ligaments surrounding the spine.
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.
Pregnancy should be an opportunity to reflect on your family’s plans and dreams — not a time to struggle with pain. Preparing for a new baby is a daunting challenge for even the most organized mothers-to-be. So, during this meaningful time, be proactive: work to prevent backache before it affects your peace of mind or distracts you from focusing on your family’s well-being. Make an appointment today for a chiropractic evaluation.