Utilizing a chiropractor during and following pregnancy can provide greater pain relief and restoration of mobility than doing in-home exercises alone. The soft tissue techniques accompanied by the appropriate functional movements can decrease pain and imbalances.
Pregnancy creates an altered and new center of gravity for the expecting mother. During pregnancy, elevated hormone levels increase joint laxity, which creates abnormal joint positioning and motion. These processes change body mechanics, add pressure and change muscle length and tension- creating muscle imbalances within the body and causing expecting mothers to experience pain and discomfort. There are three main joints of the pelvis, two sacroiliac joints, and the pubic symphysis. The sacroiliac joints, or SI joints, are composed of an ilium and sacrum. Often, people can feel their SI joints—they are the two bumps on the low back roughly two inches away from the spine. The pubic symphysis is the union of the two pubic bones, which can be felt a few inches below your belt line. This entire complex creates what is known as the pelvic cavity. A growing baby requires room for expansion and will push out on these joints. Typical pregnancy pains can include carpal tunnel type pain (numbness/tingling), SI pain, stomach pain, lower back pain and numbness/tingling down the leg. In just 9 months, a woman carries and provides for the creation of new life. The most complex system on this planet is formed without help from the outside world. It happens effortlessly with support and connection from the womb of a mother. Constantly changing from the moment of conception, a woman’s body can be supported by gentle chiropractic adjustments to better integrate the experience of this magnificent process. Whether you are trying to conceive or currently expecting, having a neuro-spinal system that is clear and connected creates the optimal environment for a comfortable and healthy pregnancy. A freely open nervous system allows your body to optimize position, grow and connect with the newest member of your family. Visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy can help:
Dr. Sara is Webster Certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Webster is a specialized prenatal chiropractic technique that helps to ensure the pelvis and surrounding structures are properly supporting the growth and development of the baby. At ICT Chiropractic, we are here to support, educate, and empower you throughout your pregnancy. We look forward to becoming a part of your birth team!
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