Soothing Expectant Moms’ Sore Bodies Naturally

Chiropractic Treatment for PregnancyOver the years, many studies have shown that at least 50% of all expectant mothers in the United States experience mild to excruciating back pain at some time during their pregnancies. Oftentimes, that pain starts in either the posterior pelvic or lumbar vertebrae areas as early as the first month after conception.

Here’s a look at why those types of complaints are common among expectant mothers and how chiropractic for pregnancy may offer them a solution:

After conception, a woman’s body undeniably starts to change. For example, her hormone levels will start to fluctuate. In addition, she’ll experience an increase in uterus size, enlarged breasts, weight gain, a shifting of the pelvic muscles and changes in posture. The fetus, as it grows, will also start to move around and in the process may create temporary pressure points or musculoskeletal misalignment.

Clearly, all of those things will most certainly have an impact on the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves that surround an expectant mom’s spinal column, extremities and joints. Unfortunately, that list of potential symptoms includes, but doesn’t end with:

  • Traveling or Persistent Pains Attributed to Pinched Nerves or Overstretched Muscles
  • Numbness or Tingling in the Extremities Secondary to Circulatory Problems
  • Torn or Sprain Muscles in the Abdomen or Pelvic Region
  • Episodes of Stress Related Incontinence
  • Difficulty Completing Daily Activities (e.g. Walking, Going to the Bathroom)

Now that we’ve covered why expectant moms tend to find themselves in pain, let’s shift direction. It has long been accepted by healthcare professionals that basic chiropractic treatments, like spinal manipulation, have the potential to assuage expectant moms’ back pains by:

  • Stabilizing Joints, Muscles and Ligaments
  • Putting the Body Back Into Alignment
  • Relieving Pressure in Impacted Areas

Some professional also believe that Indianapolis chiropractic care may help new moms deal with postnatal pains related to breast feeding, chronic fatigue, frequent bending and lifting. To learn more about how safe and effective chiropractic care is beneficial for expectant and new moms, please contact us today.

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