Some 50% of pregnant people will experience back pain. That’s just one reason to consider chiropractic care during those critical and special months.
Safe and noninvasive, chiropractic care focuses on the alignment of your joints, including those in your spine. The treatment can also benefit your internal organs and nervous system.
Our team of expert medical providers at Arundel Medical Group, Inc. located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, is pleased to provide chiropractic treatments for adults seeking reduced pain or improved well-being.
Take a few moments to learn about chiropractic care during pregnancy, including reasons to consider it.
How pregnancy affects your joints and spine
When you’re pregnant, your body goes through many changes. While these are natural and no cause for alarm, they may lead to problems affecting your joints and spine.
Once your joints or spine are out of alignment, you might experience:
- Increased curve in your back
- Other posture changes
- Pelvic misalignment
- Protruding abdomen
Benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy
Chiropractic care addresses alignment issues and restores balance during your pregnant months. A misaligned pelvis, for example, can lead to too little room for your baby during development. Chiropractic treatment can address that issue by creating more space.
Restoring alignment in your pelvis can also help ensure the best position possible for a smooth delivery. As a result, you may be more likely to have a natural birth, versus a breech position that could lead to lengthy and traumatic labor or the need for a cesarean section.
Chiropractic manipulation may also shorten your delivery and make “back labor” less likely. Back labor is a type of lower back pain that begins while giving birth and is believed to stem from your baby’s position in your pelvis.
Furthermore, an aligned spine keeps your whole body functioning at its best. Therefore, you may deal with fewer issues during pregnancy, such as back pain, joint pain, and nausea.
Optimal candidates for chiropractic care during pregnancy
Chiropractic care is considered safe for most people during pregnancy. At Arundel Medical Group, Inc., you’ll be paired with one of our providers who specializes in pregnancy-friendly techniques. The table will be adjusted as well to accommodate your growing belly.
That said, it’s wise to seek approval from your doctor beforehand. You may not be a good candidate for chiropractic care if you’re experiencing a condition such as ectopic pregnancy, placenta abruption, or vaginal bleeding.
To learn more about chiropractic care during pregnancy or get the support you need, call our office or request an appointment via this website.