The aches and pains of pregnancy
They are considered part and parcel of the process but that doesn’t make them any less irritating. Pregnancy instigates a lot of changes that affect the musculoskeletal balance of your body, leaving you vulnerable to pain, especially in the lower back. Pain medication, which only helps mask the symptoms in the first place, is most often not applicable because it can affect the fetus. This leaves many women looking for alternative forms of medicine to escape the annoying aches and pains of pregnancy. In this scenario, chiropractic steps into the breech to address the source of the aches and offer women profound pain relief during pregnancy.
Why is chiropractic so effective at treating the pains of pregnancy?
A study published in 2007, found here, found that up to 75% of women who received chiropractic treatment during pregnancy reported pain relief. That is a significant number but it is hardly surprising when you consider that the majority of lower back pain during pregnancy is due to poor pelvic alignment. Through no fault of her own, the prospective mother suffers from misalignment at the base of the spine because of the changes her body makes to allow room for the child. Add the increased weight and shifted center of gravity that comes with carrying a baby and you have an excessive load bearing down on an unstable support; pain is a natural result. Chiropractic directly addresses pelvic misalignment through targeted adjustments and the Webster Technique, which is a specialized form of adjustment that targets the sacroiliac joints and the sacrum.
If you are interested in using chiropractic to minimize pregnancy pain, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today.