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Chiropractic for Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain & More

pregnant woman with low back painMany women suffer from low back pain during pregnancy due to an expanding uterus and hormonal changes. Unsurprisingly, back discomfort is one of the most common things we see come into the office. As medication isn’t recommended during pregnancy, chiropractic care can effectively and naturally address back pain.

When to Seek Care?

We recommend women come in as soon as possible for pregnancy care, versus waiting until the last trimester. The cause of your back pain could have started pre-pregnancy. Dr. Carly finds that with pregnant women, there’s likely scar tissue and muscle memory that needs to be addressed.

Do You Recommend Exercises?

Yes! In particular, Dr. Carly recommends her pregnant patients do yoga, especially the cat-cow position. Rolling on a yoga ball can also help the hips stay loose. Regular moderate exercise is also beneficial.

Other Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic

Chiropractic can alleviate pain, but it can also help reduce labor time and interventions with labor, because the pelvis is in the proper position and there are no obstructions to the birth canal.

Dr. Carly uses the following techniques to adjust pregnant patients: Webster, Diversified, Full Spine and Activator Methods®. She uses special tables that lift up, allowing a mom’s belly to drape down for greater comfort. Pregnancy pillows are also used to ensure a comfortable adjustment.

The Value of Postpartum Care

Already had your baby? We encourage you to come in for postpartum care too. Even a natural birth is stressful. It’s estimated that 95% of babies are born with spinal subluxations. Gentle chiropractic care can get your baby off to a great start in life. For moms, postnatal care can encourage quicker healing and restore the body’s normal biomechanics.

Contact us today to book an appointment. Dr. Carly will create a care plan specifically based on your needs, versus providing a one-time fix.

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