Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
Being pregnant and having children is a beautiful experience for many women. During pregnancy, it's common to feel feelings of joy but also feelings of fatigue, pain, and general physical pain. If you've been suffering from pain during your pregnancy and want to know how to get help, it can help to reach out to our chiropractor for advice.
Our chiropractor can provide physical adjustments to help alleviate your pain, reduce tension, and make your pregnancy easier. At Peterson Family Chiropractic, we make it our goal to help expectant mothers feel their best. Visit our Chino Hills, CA, clinic for more information or read on below to see how we can help.
Do I Need a Chiropractor During Pregnancy?
Although being pregnant is a beautiful experience, your pregnancy might also come along with pain, fatigue, tension, and stress. These can make your pregnancy difficult and may increase your chances of pregnancy complications. It may be important to get the help of our chiropractor if you feel that your pain is severe, or if you just need relief during your pregnancy.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me?
During pregnancy, your body will be undergoing extreme changes in its musculoskeletal system. This occurs naturally as part of the prenatal process. Without these changes, it would be impossible for your body to carry the weight of a baby and allow you to give birth. Although these changes are natural, they can bring about pain and several serious symptoms. These include:
- Pre-eclampsia, or high blood pressure
- Pelvic pain or pain around the hips
- Back pain that radiates from the lower back down to the legs, known as sciatica
- Muscle soreness in the upper back and lower back due to enlarging breasts and the weight of a baby
- Spinal misalignments caused by shifting weight due to your baby
- General stress and muscle tension due to the prospect of having children, or due to other external factors
Our chiropractor can provide a physical exam to determine how to help alleviate your pain, while finding the root cause. Causes of your pain might be due to shifts in your spine and natural curvature. Carrying the weight of your baby, or even just general stress and muscle tension.
After our chiropractor finds the cause of your pain, he will be able to provide certain chiropractic care treatments that are effective at reducing symptoms. These can include the following massage therapy, muscle stretches, muscle exercises, and corrective exercises to re-align the spine.
Contac Us to Make Pregnancy Easier
At Peterson Family Chiropractic in Chino Hills, CA, we want to help our clients enjoy their pregnancy free of pain. Help us help you by calling today and scheduling an appointment. Call us at (909) 248-1155 for chiropractic care.