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Pregnancy and Chiropractic

Hi!

If you have read the About Us section here, then you may have noticed a word thrown around that you may have never associated with chiropractic before: pregnancy.

Wait what!? Pregnant women can get adjusted?

Yes!

Chiropractic care during pregnancy can be very beneficial for the mom and the baby. One of the most common reasons a pregnant woman may be under chiropractic care is to help decrease low back pain.

Low back pain in pregnancy may be caused by “fascial constraint and spinal pelvic subluxation.”

In other words, as the lower back and pelvic bones, muscles, and ligaments constantly change throughout the pregnancy, aches and pains can come along for the ride, too, if these structures are misaligned.

Chiropractic care helps to keep the low back and pelvic structures in proper alignment, allowing for optimum growth of the baby and comfort for the mom. Studies have shown that 84% and 75% of women found relief from back pain during pregnancy through chiropractic adjustments!

 

Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature. J Chiropr Med. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70–74.