Chiropractic care during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, a woman's center of gravity gradually begins to shift forward to the front of her pelvis. As the baby grows in size, the mom’s belly projects out farther making the curve in her low back increase in angle which places increased stress in the discs and musculature surrounding the spine. As a result the upper spine has to try to compensate which causes pain in the mid back for some women. While these changes sound dramatic, a pregnancy hormone called relaxin helps loosen the ligaments that attached to the pelvic bones. This hormone is beneficial but can also further aggravate any issues that may have been there prior to pregnancy. All of these changes can result in increased instability for mom which can put her at risk for falls she wouldn’t normally have.
I am sure you have heard a new mom tell you about the awful low back pain they had. They will probably tell you that pregnancy can be a real pain! Studies have found that about half of all expectant mothers will develop low-back pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is especially true during late pregnancy, when the baby's head presses down on a woman's back, legs, and buttocks, irritating her sciatic nerve. For those who already suffer from low-back pain, the problem can become even worse. Let us help you avoid this.
Dr. Galipp is committed to helping mothers find comfort during this special and exciting time. She has taken time to specialize in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic care. She has specialty training and certification through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (http://icpa4kids.org/)
Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?
In fact, the American Pregnancy Association (http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/chiropracticcare.html) supports and encourages expecting mothers to find a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal care. Their website, sites multiple benefits of using chiropractic care throughout the pregnancy. Let’s work together to keep you healthy before, during, and after the birth of your little miracle.