Pregnancy is a beautiful time for many women. After all, you’re growing a miracle right in your belly, and you can’t wait to meet them! However, as your belly grows bigger, you may experience aches and pains associated with your changing body. So what can you do about them that is safe for your baby?
Flex Chiropractic is a family chiropractic practice with offices in Lexington and Columbia. We offer a wide array of services, including chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, massage therapy, and ultrasound services. We believe in tailoring all of our treatments to the individual, and by offering many services, we can provide you with the most comprehensive care. Below, we’ll go over some of the benefits you can experience from a chiropractor while pregnant. Call our back pain specialist today!
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
Relief from Back Pain
Back pain is caused for a variety of reasons during pregnancy. One reason has to do with hormones. As your body gets closer to delivery, it releases a special hormone called relaxin. Relaxin does just that — relaxes your ligaments and joints in the pelvic area so that they can endure stress easier during childbirth. While this is great for delivery and birth, it can cause your back instability since everything is looser.
Furthermore, since your belly is growing, you may notice it’s harder to have great posture during pregnancy as your belly can pull on your spine. Chiropractic adjustments can help fix this problem and put your back into alignment once again, helping to alleviate pain during pregnancy. In addition, you may experience neck pain due to the fact your belly is a weight you are unused to carrying. We can treat both conditions here in our chiropractic clinic.
Helps in Baby Positioning
A common cause of C-sections is a breech baby. A breech baby is one whose head is not facing down in the birth canal. Instead, the baby’s feet are. While many babies are born healthy in this position, there is an elevated risk for birth defects. Thus, with chiropractic appointments during pregnancy from your local chiropractor, such as Flex Chiropractic in Lexington, your spine and pelvis will be in a better position for the baby to turn head first.
Easier Birth Experience
Birthing a baby is hard work, quite painful, and overall challenging. However, regular chiropractic appointments can help you feel your best and your body be in the best position in order to ensure your pelvis, spine, and hips are aligned. This also ensures optimal nervous system functionality as well, which is responsible for controlling your contractions and having your cervix dilated. It can also help to shorten the labor and delivery process — something all women desire.
Can Help with Nausea
Nausea during pregnancy (commonly called morning sickness) is mainly due to your body’s change in hormones, and it’s a condition that many women suffer from to some degree. However, by having your spine and nervous system operating at optimal performance, you can help your hormones settle, if you will, and not cause such a major disruption in your body. If your nausea is caused more by heartburn or constipation, rather than a shift in hormones, chiropractic appointments can help your stomach settle as well.
CHOOSE FLEX CHIROPRACTIC IN LEXINGTON TODAY
Flex Chiropractic has over 22 years of experience in helping women feel better during pregnancy. Our expert and family chiropractors are well-trained in chiropractic adjustments for pregnant women, so you can rest assured that you and your baby will be in good hands. In addition, we offer a variety of other services at both our Lexington and our Columbia offices that can help you with your pregnancy, such as massage therapy. Our family chiropractor believes in customizing our treatments to meet your needs, since not everyone will have the same response to different treatments.
When you partner with us for your pregnancy adjustments, you can expect to feel better both during and after your pregnancy. We also offer chiropractic treatments for newborns, infants, toddlers, and children to ensure they grow up strong and pain-free. Whether you need a back pain specialist or just relief from nausea, give our local chiropractors a call today!