Why Expecting Families May Want a Chiropractor on Their Wellness Team

Bottom Line:
Did you know it’s been estimated that over 85% of women experience back pain during pregnancy? Does that high number surprise you?

Did you know that as an expecting mother enters her second and third trimester, her baby pulls her center of gravity forward which causes the curve of her low back to increase? Now that astonishing 85% number is probably making more sense.

We know that most expecting mothers will experience some level of increased stress on their low back that will often lead to increased stress and back pain.

What pain relief options are available for treating these pregnancy related pains?

Why it Matters:
Did you know that chiropractic spinal adjustments are considered a highly safe, effective, and evidence-based option for the care of pregnancy related aches and pains?

In addition to gentle and non-invasive adjustments, chiropractors have the education to provide personalized exercise and stretching recommendations to help mothers successfully manage their pain at any stage of a pregnancy.

A recent study found that patients who received care from their OB-GYN and a chiropractor had greater reductions in pain and an improved quality of life compared to those who only saw an OB-GYN.

Here are some key points to remember as you consider chiropractic care…

  • It’s estimated that 92% of women are advised by their doctor to exercise while pregnant.
  • Choosing the right pillows and finding the best stretches can dramatically reduce neck and mid-back pain during pregnancy.
  • The mechanical low back pain that women experience during pregnancy can often be relieved with spinal adjustments.

Next Steps:
It’s estimated that nearly 90% of women report having a high level of satisfaction with chiropractic care during pregnancy.

It’s no wonder that chiropractic is one of the most popular healthcare choices for expecting moms!

So, if reducing your stress, staying physically active, and reducing aches and pains interests you or an expecting mother close to you, then you’ll want to consider having a chiropractor as a part of your growing family’s pregnancy team. We would be honored to server you.

Science Source:
(1) Optimizing Pain Relief During Pregnancy. Canadian Family Physician. 2013.

by Christopher Freytag, D.C.

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