Keeping Your Spine Aligned During Pregnancy

Spinal misalignment makes for an uncomfortable pregnancy

The pregnant body is a moving mosaic of misalignment. From the early stages of pregnancy through to your body’s attempt to return to normalcy post-partum, the joints in your spine are facing a constant struggle to support you and the weight of your new baby. It’s no wonder that back pain is so ubiquitous for mothers-to-be. That doesn’t make the pain any less sharp, or the discomfort any less palpable. Read on to find out about the unique challenges your spine faces during pregnancy, as well as how chiropractic can help. 


Unique challenges for your spine during pregnancy. 

Elevated levels of pregnancy hormones weaken the ligaments in the pelvis to make way for childbirth. This destabilizes the spine at its very base. 

A shifting center of gravity moves weight forward, instead of balancing the weight on top of the spine. This means that there is more pressure accumulating in the lower vertebrae and the soft tissues that support them.

The end result is a full-scale postural change that leaves you vulnerable to back pain and spinal degeneration, including herniated discs and sciatica. But back pain does not have to be a foregone conclusion- chiropractic is one of the most effective treatments for helping mitigate the back pain associated with pregnancy. 

Turning up the comfort level for your pregnancy with chiropractic 

At Associates in Chiropractic, our goal is to help you have a more comfortable, less painful and more successful pregnancy. What do we mean by this? Our natural methods, including pregnancy-specific spinal adjustment, the Webster technique and massage modalities, help to maintain spinal alignment despite the pressures that seek to undo it. We target epicenters of pain and use gentle massage to increase circulation and facilitate healing. Chiropractic has also been linked to shorter labor, less fetal distress, fewer medical interventions and faster postpartum recovery. If you are interested in using chiropractic to optimize your pregnancy, give our office in Hackensack a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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