Chiropractic During Pregnancy

bigstock-Young-pregnant-womanChiropractic during pregnancy can help relieve lower back pain that is common during pregnancy. This pain is due to many factors. The center of gravity shifts forward and the normal gait changes. The lower back increases its curve to accommodate the weight of the baby and can put increased pressure on the lower back sacroiliac and lumbar joints. The pubic bone in the front of the pelvis can also become painful.

The pelvis widens and shifts as the Relaxin hormone enters the bloodstream to expand the pelvis and accommodate the birth process. All ligaments of the body are affected by this hormone, it is not specific to only the pelvic ligaments. This can lead to pain in joints other than the lower back since the ligaments are relaxed all over the body.

Neck and mid-back pain can also result from the altered biomechanics of pregnancy and from weight distribution changes.

Chiropractic with the Activator instrument is gentle and effective. There is never any harsh turning, twisting or cracking of the body using this technique, so treatments are comfortable and simple. Dr. Lorie Greenwood and Dr. Todd Mosenthal are both Advanced Certified Activator practitioners and have helped many pregnant patients be more comfortable during all stages of pregnancy and thereafter.

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