Chiropractic Care during Pregnancy

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy and Beyond

Have you ever wondered if Chiropractic Care during pregnancy may be a good option? Chiropractic care can relieve many ailments, many of which may become problematic during pregnancy.

 

While every patient we see is an individual, there are common complaints within our population of pregnant patients which include:

Sciatic

Sciatic presents as neurological symptoms that travel into the hip, down the back of the leg and sometimes into the foot. Sciatic can bring with it pain, numbness, tingling and burning. While Sciatica can affect anyone, there is an increased incidence during pregnancy. This is typically due to a combination of ligament laxity, the pelvis widening, weight gain and a growing belly.

 

Back Pain

There tends to be an increase in mid and low back pain during pregnancy. In addition to the causative factors listed above, a tendency towards decreased activity during the end stages of pregnancy can also contribute to back pain. We also see a significant uptick in mid and low back pain postpartum. Contributing factors postpartum include less than ideal feeding positions, carrying around your newborn or their car seat and getting them in and out of the car.

 

Hip/Pelvic pain

The pelvis goes through a large spectrum of changes during pregnancy and the postpartum phase. The pelvis needs to expand and subsequently reform post-pregnancy. These changes can change the angle of the joints in the pelvis and the angle at which the muscles exert forces through the pelvic girdle. It is a combination of these factors that leads to pain that can present at the base of the pelvis, the front of the hips or at the base of the spine where the spine connects to the pelvis.

 

So what can Chiropractic Care do for me?

 

As Chiropractors, we are trained to assess and treat women through all stages of life. We can assess each individual and determine what symptoms they are having and the causative factors.

 

Treatment during pregnancy is modified to accommodate the ever-changing body. At Connor Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, we have specialized tables and pillows to allow us to keep our pregnant patients comfortable during treatment. By having the proper equipment, we can provide top quality care to address the symptoms that may come with pregnancy, childbirth and any symptoms that come after the fact.

 

Some examples of treatments during pregnancy and beyond include:

 

– Soft tissue therapy

– Joint mobilization and manipulation

– Kinesiotaping

– Stretches and Exercises to help with symptoms

– Activity modification suggestions

 

Wondering if we are a good fit for you? Call our clinic or visit our ‘Team’ page to learn more about our chiropractors.

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