It’s no secret that pregnancy is associated with a variety of unpleasant symptoms, like morning sickness, ankle swelling, joint pain, and back pain. Many just accept these symptoms as part of pregnancy. After all, you’re giving birth to another human being – no one said it was going to be easy!
Of course, you want relief from those symptoms, but your highest priority is the long-term health and safety of you and your baby. Because of this, many people are skeptical about seeking chiropractic care during pregnancy, figuring that the pain associated with pregnancy is temporary, acceptable, and natural.
Is chiropractic care during pregnancy safe?
Proper chiropractic care is an ideal way to relieve pain in a way that’s safe for you and your baby. There is no evidence that corrective chiropractic care has any negative impact on pregnancy. The experts at Stability Health Center of Seattle understand the needs of pregnant women, and provide effective care to all our patients.
Catering to the needs of pregnant women in chiropractic care includes ensuring that undue pressure isn’t placed on the abdomen and using tables that adjust to your body. Overall, chiropractic care has been shown to provide many benefits to pregnant women.
How chiropractic care enhances pregnancy wellness
Pregnancy causes back and neck pain in different ways, such as increased back curvature due to a protruding abdomen, pelvic misalignment, and postural adaptation. Chiropractic care helps pregnant women in the following ways:
- Alleviates neck, joint, and back pain;
- Re-establishes pelvic balance;
- Reduces risk of breech and posterior position delivery, which require a caesarean procedure (C-section);
- Reduces nausea and morning sickness.
Chiropractic care has benefits for pregnant women beyond the typical alleviating of back pain in part because it helps restore order to your body’s nervous system. The hormones and spine misalignment associated with pregnancy wreak havoc on your nervous system, which is central to your body’s healthy functioning.
The spine includes nerve endings that extend throughout the rest of your body, including muscles, organs, and blood vessels. By realigning the spine, you effectively reset your nervous system, thereby lessening other pregnancy symptoms. Think of it as pressing the reset button on your central nervous system!
Chiropractic care also helps pregnant women by realigning the pelvis. This can help prevent potentially dangerous delivery positions such as breech and posterior position. The benefits of chiropractic care can extend beyond you to help your baby as well!
Expert chiropractic care for pregnant women
If you’re interested in learning more about how chiropractic care helps during pregnancy, contact Stability Health Center, your chiropractic experts in Seattle. Our clinic also uses Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), a proven, scientific system designed to provide individualized care to each patient’s unique spine. Our own Dr. Justin Favreau is one of only a few trained experts in CBP in the Seattle area!
Relieve pain, reset your nervous system, and improve your pregnancy well-being by taking advantage of high-quality chiropractic care. Call to schedule a free consultation today.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.