Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic Vernon BC Pregnancy

Written by Dr. Elliot Lysyk, DC ~ Vernon Chiropractor

Many changes occur to a woman’s body throughout pregnancy that can alter pelvic and low back function:

  • Protruding abdomen: the center of gravity shifts forward and the low back is hyper-extended
  • Altered walking pattern: at end of pregnancy this can become a “waddling” motion
  • Hormonal changes: loosen the pelvis so the baby’s head can pass, but also loosens all ligaments in the body

These changes can increase stress on the spinal and pelvic muscles, increase joint stress, create spinal misalignment, and place pressure on delicate nerves. This often results in low back and pelvic pain, possibly radiating into the buttocks and down the legs.

All chiropractors have been trained to safely work with pregnant women. Non-forceful treatments are utilized to avoid any unnecessary stress or pressure on the woman’s abdomen. As most pregnant women try to avoid using pain medication during their pregnancy, chiropractic is an excellent alternative treatment for expecting mothers. Finally, as a woman’s body begins to normalize following birth, the spine and pelvis do not always want to re-align properly as the ligaments tighten back up. Chiropractic care during this period can help guide the pelvis and spine into an optimal position, preventing pelvic unlevelling and misalignments which may lead to stress and pain in the future.


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