Des Moines Pregnancy Chiropractor
Can chiropractic care help pregnancy
Chiropractic care for pregnancy is shown to reduce the symptoms associated and is safe for the baby as it involves no harmful chemicals or drugs. The body puts a tremendous amount of stress and pressure on the spine during pregnancy. Back pain is a very common part of the experience. The body places increased amounts of physical and hormonal changes as pregnancy progresses. The center of gravity shifts forward placing tension and pressure on the low back. This pressure is often puts its effects on the nerves that exit the spine in the area. This can create dysfunction to the structures these nerves supply.
Common problems during pregnancy include radiating pain, tingling, and numbness into the legs and gastrointestinal problems. On top of that, hormonal changes cause the ligaments surrounding the pelvis to loosen and allow for more motion. Any repetitive, asymmetrical actions you perform can cause uneven distribution of weight on the pelvis and lead to lower back pain. It is highly advised that pregnant women receive regular chiropractic adjustments. This is especially important during the last trimester of pregnancy. During this time, the pelvis is undergoing extensive changes to become more flexible which leads to an increased chance of pelvic asymmetries or misalignment.
Chiropractic adjustments throughout the pregnancy process decreases the symptoms associated and lead to a more pleasant delivery. Adjustments are completely safe for the baby during every stage of pregnancy unlike most other alternatives for relief available. If you are pregnant be sure to inform your chiropractor during your initial consultation so we can be sure to give you the proper treatment. Dr. Jake trained extensively in the Webster Technique. This is a specific chiropractic technique focuses entirely on treating pregnant mothers. Contact us for further information about chiropractic care during pregnancy.