Chiropractic care is an integral part in the prenatal and postpartum stages of pregnancy. During pregnancy most women experience a number of muscular, ligamentous, and biomechanical stresses on their bodies. The release of the hormone relaxing allows the muscles and ligaments to relax allowing joints to move more easily and misalign. As the woman gains weight there is an increase in joint stress and a greater demand on the spinal and pelvic musculature. These changes can cause sprains/strains of pelvic and spinal structures, as well as alterations of the normal spinal curvatures and spinal biomechanics. The result is increased stress on the body leading to pain and discomfort. As chiropractors we can help alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms arising from these stresses encountered during pregnancy. By keeping the pelvis and spine in the correct position, spinal adjustments specifically designed for the pregnant women will keep the biomechanics functioning properly and minimize complications during birth.
Studies have also shown that chiropractic adjustments effectively reduce the average amount of time spent in labor. Here at Backbones Chiropractic & Sports Therapy we offer specialized massage therapy and chiropractic treatments specifically designed for the pregnant woman. We would love to see you throughout all the stages of your pregnancy.