When you're pregnant, your body goes through a lot of changes. As your baby grows within you, they start to place a lot of pressure on your lower spine. Back pain is also exacerbated by your sudden large belly, which causes you to be imbalanced. If you can't take your back pain any longer but you are months away from giving birth, you can go to a chiropractic clinic for relief. Here are a few benefits of having your pelvis realigned while you are pregnant at your chiropractic clinic.
Pain management and relief
The shift in your weight and the added pressure placed on your lower spine and pelvic region from your growing baby can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Nerves can become pinched, which can radiate pain from your lower back down your fatigued legs. Your chiropractor can readjust your pelvic area using gentle pressure on either side of your hip bones to help alleviate the stress on your lower back and bring you relief.
In addition to doing pelvic realignment, your chiropractor can show you how to do spine-strengthening exercises at home, such as sitting on an exercise ball when reading or working on your computer, and spine stretching techniques that can help keep your muscles limber and better able to keep your spine and pelvis in better alignment.
If your pelvis is misaligned, it may cause your baby to have less room to grow within your uterus. It can also cause issues during delivery, since your baby may not have the right amount of space needed to be born without special care. In having your pelvis realigned throughout your pregnancy, you may experience an easier birth by having a wider canal for your precious baby to enter into the world from. Having pelvic realignment done by your chiropractor can also help lessen your chances of a breech birth or the need for a C-section.
You may have to see your chiropractor for several pelvic realignment treatments throughout your pregnancy. This is normal and due to the ongoing changes in your body. After pregnancy, you may continue with these realignment procedures until your body is closer to its original, pre-baby form.
Seeing your chiropractor for your back pain and discomfort while you are pregnant is a great way to keep your body limber and healthy. In getting your pelvis realigned while you are pregnant, you can improve your comfort and the health of you and your unborn child. Talk to your chiropractor to see if this kind of treatment will work for you.Share