Chiropractic for Pregnancy in Chapin SC?

many women use chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy

Chiropractic care in Chapin SC is not only safe during pregnancy, but it is also highly recommended! Proper spinal alignment allows for proper function. The body's ligaments become increasingly relaxed as the due date approaches. This ligament laxity combined with the extra weight can cause misalignment and chiropractic subluxation.

Expecting mothers go through many physical, hormonal, and emotional changes during the nine months of pregnancy. These changes work in a natural symphony that is orchestrated by the nervous system. Chiropractic treatment can ease the body from many of the pains and problems that can arise along the journey. A great rule to remember: what is good for the goose is good for the gander. The many benefits of chiropractic care that the mom receives also indirectly help the baby grow and develop properly.

Prenatal Chiropractic in Chapin SC

During pregnancy, a woman’s body is undergoing a number of different changes to accommodate the growing baby. As the baby grows, a mother’s center of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, resulting in added stress and discomfort in the lower back and the various joints of the pelvis. At the peak of pregnancy, resulting from the associated weight gain, the curve in the lower back (lordotic curve) can increase to the point of causing a serious impact on the vertebral joints, the sacrum, and the hip joints.

The nerves that travel to all other parts of the body have their origin in the spine. When the spine is compressed, these nerves can become irritated causing the pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Sciatica is a condition commonly stimulated by pregnancy, involving pain that radiates from the lower back all the way down the legs.

If a previous issue exists with the alignment of the spine, and there has been a history of lower back problems, pregnancy will often aggravate the condition. Pregnancy can cause the spine to become misaligned to the point that it does not simply go back into place once the pregnancy is complete. This can make the tasks that become necessary once the child is born, such as carrying a baby on your front or back, breastfeeding, and bending over to lift and pick things up, painfully difficult.

Prenatal Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic practitioners can provide safe and effective personalized care throughout your pregnancy and in the postpartum period. A thorough examination will determine the best treatment to address your discomfort and prepare the body for the height of pregnancy and childbirth. There are specialized adjustment methods to accommodate pregnancy. These treatments may reduce the need for pain medications throughout the delivery as well as help to reduce labor time. Follow-up treatments can assist in realigning the body after the pregnancy and speed up the transition to a healthy post-pregnancy body.

If you are curious about how chiropractic can help you with your pregnancy call our team at Family Practice of Chiropractic today. We are here to help.


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Family Practice of Chiropractic

203 Amicks Ferry Rd
Chapin, SC 29036
P: (803) 932-9399
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