Should I still get adjusted if I’m pregnant? - UWS Connected Whole Health - UWS Connected Whole Health

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The answer is yes, by a trained chiropractor that you trust or have thoroughly researched. 

Quality chiropractic care can help support a healthy pregnancy and reduce associated back pain.  

A woman’s body undergoes continuous change during pregnancy. Pregnant women produce a hormone that induces movement in ligaments and spinal joints in the back to make room for the baby. This can significantly impact posture, movement, and overall musculoskeletal health.

As a result, pregnant women may begin experiencing low back pain, leg pain, headaches, and trouble sleeping.  

Once the baby begins to weigh more than a few ounces, the additional weight can throw pregnant women even more off balance – causing back pain. 

Factors that can impact pain levels during pregnancy:  

  • Pregnant women may carry 20-30 extra pounds.
  • Abdominal muscles, which are important for stability and balance, will weaken throughout the pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy can accentuate the lower back curve, which causes additional strain on the spine.

During pregnancy, chiropractic care realigns the spine and promotes musculoskeletal health, which can help correct spinal misalignments and muscle pain.  

Many healthcare professionals recommend that their pregnant patients see a chiropractor – especially during the third trimester. A chiropractor can help ease any tightness in muscles, joints, and ligaments to improve stability in the spine and pelvic regions.  

The doctors at Connected Whole Health are specially trained to adjust pregnant women safely.

Did you know? The benefits of chiropractic care don’t stop once you’ve given birth. For many women, postpartum chiropractic care can improve the middle back and neck pain caused by holding your baby and breastfeeding.  

Overall, chiropractic care is a wonderful way to decrease discomfort, minimize neck and back pain, and support patients through a healthy pregnancy and postpartum journey.  

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✒️ Chief Editor: Dr. Bill Moreau | DC, DACBSP, FACSM | Chief Medical Officer