Do you have Pregnancy Pain? Read this.
Are you expecting?
Pregnancy is an exciting time for both moms and dads. As you eagerly await the arrival or your baby, you’re buying up diapers, blankets, and baby clothes. You’ve probably even purchased a book or two to help you prepare, but the closer it gets, the more uncomfortable you become. Pregnancy pain relief options seem limited, and you might find yourself believing that you must suffer through it.
Well, it’s not true.
Chiropractic treatment and pregnancy pain go hand-in-hand. Thousands of Kansas City women seek treatment from a chiropractor for pregnancy related pain every year.
Dr. Sandra Liperuote, a chiropractic physician at Fulk Chiropractic in Olathe KS, has partnered with several OBGYN’s in Overland Park and Leawood to provide pregnancy pain relief to many Kansas City women during pregnancy and after birth.
“More and more women are educating themselves and making their own decisions when it comes to labor and delivery. Seeking a chiropractor for pregnancy pain relief is just one of the many examples of women making natural, educated choices about their health and the health of their baby,” explained Dr. Liperuote.
5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor While Pregnant
As more Kansas City women are seeking natural alternatives when it comes to labor and delivery, more of them are choosing chiropractic care. Seeing a chiropractor for pregnancy-related symptoms is both natural and effective.
Back Pain Relief
Almost all women experience back pain during pregnancy. Most experience it beginning in their second trimester. During pregnancy, your center of gravity moves from just above your hips to just in front of them!
This can result in postural changes that affect the way you move and put a strain on your lower back.
Most pregnant women gain at least 25-35 pounds during their pregnancy. This sudden increase in weight must be supported by your spine. The increasing weight of your baby puts pressure on the nerves of your pelvis and back and can cause low back pain and sciatica.
Thousands of pregnant women experience pregnancy pain relief through chiropractic care each year. A chiropractor restores movement to joints in the low back that are locked or fixated through a chiropractic adjustment. This removes the pressure on the nerves and helps the muscles to relax.
Neck Pain Relief
Your baby grows fastest towards the end of the 2nd trimester and the beginning of the 3rd. It is during this time that many pregnant women experience neck pain. The rapid increase in weight causes postural changes. Women push their heads forward to compensate for the extra weight pulling down in front.
Several Overland Park and Leawood OBGYN’s refer their patients to our Olathe chiropractic office for neck pain relief.
Our chiropractors specialize in pregnancy pain relief for neck pain and provide our patients with exercises they can do at home to strengthen the muscles in the low back and neck so they can handle the extra strain.
Optimal Birthing Position for Your Baby
Visiting a chiropractor during pregnancy improves balance and alignment in your spine and pelvis. This provides the optimal environment for your baby to assume a “head down” position and greatly reduces the risk of a breech baby.
When a mother’s hips are out of alignment during labor, the baby can have a difficult time descending down the birth canal. Seeing a chiropractor for changes to the body during pregnancy greatly increases a women’s chances of delivering her baby with fewer complications and in a shorter period of time.
Sciatica Pain Relief
Sciatica pain is pain that begins in the lower back and shoots down the buttock and back of the leg. Many women experience sciatica pain during pregnancy due to the pelvis rotating forward putting a stretch on the nerves in the low back and pinching the sciatica nerve.
Women with sciatica pain can find pregnancy pain relief through chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments free up the joints that become stiff due to postural changes and allow the sciatic nerve to function properly.
Pregnancy Pain Relief Through Chiropractic Treatment
Back Pain is the #1 Most Common Complaint Among Pregnant Mothers
Chiropractic care through chiropractic adjustments can be very helpful during this period of rapid development, hormonal changes, laxity of connective ligaments, and shifting of weight-bearing structures.
Chiropractors use a special drop table to keep the baby safe and to allow a pregnant mother’s belly the space it needs. They also alter their chiropractic adjustments in a specific way that provides relief to the mother and puts no pressure on her stomach.
Besides helping to relieve the pain during pregnancy that many expectant mothers experience, chiropractic care helps to normalize nervous system function. This is an important component of overall good health.
It’s well known that pregnancy pain relief through over-the-counter pain medications can be risky for the baby.
Because of this, many women experience their first chiropractic treatment during their pregnancy after seeking natural pain relief options for the first time. Because pregnancy pain relief through chiropractic focuses on eliminating the source of the pain instead of just treating the symptoms, it eliminates the need for potentially dangerous pain medications during pregnancy.
Experience the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy. Our chiropractors specialize in chiropractic and pregnancy. Open 7 days a week, we offer services to Kansas City area patients when they need it most. Contact us at 913-764-7237 to schedule an appointment or schedule online.