Many women experience back pain with their pregnancy. There is even an insurance code for back pain due to pregnancy. Chiropractic care can help with the pains associated with pregnancy. It is a great option for those of you that do not want to worry about taking any medications while pregnant. Chiropractic care has been proven safe and effective for expectant mothers.
Women typically complain of pain in one two areas when pregnant. The first and most common area is the lower back and pelvis in particular. The pain in the pelvis is usually associated with excess pressure being put on the pelvis. That pressure comes from the developing child and can cause pain on one side or both sides of the lower back. Often times, women will experience some sciatic pain. This occurs when the baby puts pressure on the sciatic nerve. Many women will get pain, numbness or tingling that radiates into the leg when this occurs. The second area of complaint is the mid back area. This is due to expansion of the ribs to allow for the development of the child.
The development of the child will also cause more tension and torsion on the ligaments of the lower spine and pelvis. The ligaments that hold the uterus in place are attached to the spine and pelvis. This can cause misalignment of the spine. In addition, the release of the hormone, relaxin, relaxes the ligaments. This can be a good thing and a not so good thing. Good in the fact that it allows the ligaments to stretch and move easier, making the chiropractic adjustment easier to perform, while also assisting in the birth process. Unfortunately, it also allows the ligaments to move and cause misalignments easier as well. You can visit http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/chiropractic-care-during-pregnancy/ for more information about pregnancy and chiropractic care.
- Pelvic alignment and balance
- Decreased nausea
- Better sleep
- Less back labor
- Reduced need for pain medication
- Less back pain
- Shorter labor times
- More comfort while breastfeeding
- Greater production of breast milk
- Less incidence of postpartum depression
YES! Chiropractic Care is recommended by the American Pregnancy Association
Dr. Yurkovich utilizes a very specific and gentle adjusting technique. Decreasing the stress to the nervous system without the need for excessive bending or twisting of the spine.
You don’t have to be experiencing any particular problem to visit a chiropractor during pregnancy. In fact, checkups are recommended during pregnancy considering the immense physical, chemical and emotional changes a woman undergoes at this time.
Dr. Yurkovich has taken extra courses and training to provide specialized care for the pregnant woman. He is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and is also WEBSTER TECHNIQUE CERTIFIED. Along with Chiropractic Care, maintaining a healthy diet, exercise, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and taking prenatal vitamins, should all be an essential part of the pregnant woman’s healthcare routine.
Pregnancy can be a very stressful time for a woman’s body, a number of physical changes occur with pregnancy. Many women experience pain during pregnancy associated with these physical changes. There are options available that can help provide reduced pain, stress, and discomfort throughout your pregnancy and during post-partum time. Chiropractic Care is a safe and effective way to deal with the physical stressors that can accompany pregnancy. In addition, Chiropractic care can help to decrease the chances for birth complications as well as allowing the body to correctly position itself for delivery.