Chiropractic care, Physical therapy and Massage therapy in pregnancy.
During pregnancy, your body changes rapidly to accommodate a growing baby.
When you’re pregnant, the hormone relaxin is released. This is important so the hips and pelvic joints can relax for labor and delivery. Sometimes, the ligaments loosen and allow too much movement and become unstable. This can create pain in the lower back, hips and pelvic region.
Other factors that can lead to pain during pregnancy:
- You’re typically carrying 25 to 30 extra pounds.
- The abdominal muscles weaken.
- The curve in your lower back becomes accentuated.
Chiropractic care helps keep the spine aligned and balanced, so it can be helpful for pregnant women who are uncomfortable. Physical therapy can help release deep muscle issues and improve overall stability to help counteract the rapid postural changes and loosening ligaments.
Here’s how we can help.
Chiropractic care and physical therapy can alleviate pain.
We provide chiropractic care and physical therapy to work on spine alignment, muscles, joints and ligaments to create better functioning and stability of the pelvis and lower back. Around 75% of women who receive chiropractic care combined with physical therapy report feeling relief about two to four days after a treatment. Some notice immediate improvement.
Chiropractic care can help reposition the baby.
If the baby doesn’t have enough room, or is presenting in the breech position, working on pelvic alignment and the ligaments and muscles in the pelvic region to decrease any intrauterine constraint, allowing for a more optimal position for delivery. Dr Amber James is certified in the Webster Technique which can help babies have more room to move in the head down position.
If you find out your baby is breech, the sooner you get in and get evaluated the more time we have for treatment and the better chance for success.
Chiropractic care can reduce the length of time you’re in labor.
Women who receive chiropractic care during pregnancy have 25% to 31% shorter labor times. This is because of better alignment in the pelvic region, which decreases intrauterine constraint and overall physical restrictions in the pelvis to allow for pelvic opening and easier delivery of baby.
Chiropractic care & physical therapy can help with postpartum pain.
Often women continue going to the chiropractor after the baby arrives, as breastfeeding is also a time when women need help to ease body aches. Middle back and neck pain can be common because of the sustained posture you’re in while nursing or snuggling your baby.
We provide postnatal support including chiropractic care, physical therapy and massage therapy. Keeping your body balanced, assessing and treating diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscles) and working to rehab the core can help you get your body back into pre-pregnancy shape sooner and can help reduce the occurrence of ongoing back pain.