Choosing your healthcare team during and after your pregnancy is an important decision. Your body will be going through many changes throughout your pregnancy journey. We hope that you will choose to start chiropractic care in Columbus throughout your pregnancy if haven't already. The article below explains why Chiropractic care is so vital for our soon-to-be mothers.
The pregnant woman is going through a number of physical changes to create an environment that helps your baby grow. These changes put a lot of stress on the mother's body, and it can be difficult to deal with the resulting back pain that accompanies many pregnancies. Back pain during pregnancy can come from a variety of sources: misaligned spinal bones, disc bulges, pinched nerves, or even tight muscles. Chiropractic care can help with many of these ailments and allow your pregnancy to be as comfortable as possible. We find that women under regular chiropractic care have fewer aches and pains during pregnancy and less complications with birth. By receiving regular chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy, you will enjoy the benefits of better nerve function for your body and your developing baby.
The spinal joints are not the only thing that can become misaligned during your pregnancy. Your pelvis is also re-orienting itself to create as much room as possible for your developing baby. If your pelvis is misaligned, you will feel the discomfort that it creates and so will your baby. A misaligned pelvis also reduces the amount of space your developing baby has in the womb. This restriction is called intrauterine restraint. Proper pelvis alignment can help get the baby into the best possible position for birth and reduce the risk of breech and posterior positions that complicate a mother's ability to have a natural birth. Dr. Pritchard uses techniques that help establish balance in the pelvis and reduce stress on the supporting ligaments. He is trained to work with pregnant women and align the pelvis gently and safely.
Just like everything in life, your nervous system is the master system that controls how you perform. All your bones, muscles, organs, and tissues are under constant control and coordination by the nervous system. When there is pressure on your nerves, all these structures are unable to clearly communicate with your brain. Chiropractors are trained to detect areas where there is nerve pressure or irritation and gently take the pressure off of those nerves.
Receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy offers a variety of benefits:
Relieving neck and back pain
Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
Reducing labor and delivery time
Reducing chance of breech delivery
Reducing and relieving headaches
Helping with hormone balance
If you are looking to perform at your best, please call Potent Chiropractic in Columbus for a free consultation with our doctor.