Back pain is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy. Other common problems include neck and shoulder pain as well as numbness in the hands.
Most Obstetricians caution their patients against pain relievers and other medications during pregnancy since they may affect your unborn child.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective drug-free option to get relief. Chiropractors have been treating pregnant patients for years who report high levels of satisfaction with the relief they had. Your chiropractor’s methods may also help you during delivery because the muscle work and the spinal adjustments improve joint function in the spine and the pelvis, two areas important to any successful birth.
Patients can safely receive chiropractic care through the 9th month.
Patients who have had problems with their lower back before pregnancy may want to visit the chiropractor early on in their pregnancy to help them resolve problems that may worsen as their pregnancy progresses.
Gentle muscle work and manipulation of the spine is performed and corrective exercises may be given as well to assist the mother in strengthening their core and the pelvis before delivery.
Recently, U.S. News and World Report reported on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Check it out below
Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Many women experience joint pain during pregnancy, which chiropractic treatment can alleviate.
By Ruben Castaneda, Staff Writer Sept. 24, 2019
This article is based on reporting that features expert sources including Andrew Bang, DC; Heather L. Beall, MD; Jennifer Brocker, DC; Carrie Ann Terrell, MDIs
Chiropractic Care Safe During Pregnancy?
FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, A pregnant Portland, Oregon-based woman in her early 30s suffered from debilitating pain in her pubic bone area.
She had trouble walking. Taking the stairs was agonizing. The woman even had a hard time standing on one leg long enough to pull on a pair of pants, recalls Jennifer Brocker, a board-certified pediatric chiropractor based in Portland, Oregon.
A midwife thought chiropractic treatment might help the woman, who was about seven months pregnant. The cartilage that holds the pubic bones together (forming a joint) had softened during pregnancy. This allowed the joint to get stuck, which caused her pain. The midwife referred the woman to Brocker, who treated her three times over two weeks, providing simple adjustments as she would with most patients