Prenatal Chiropractic & Lower Back Pain
During pregnancy, there are a lot of changes that happen in your body to prepare for the baby. Changes can occur due to misaligned joints or the spine, including an increased back curve and pelvic changes. Establishing pelvis alignment and balance is an important part of receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy to prevent different kinds of pain, including lower back pain. Changes caused by weight gain in the abdomen, along with the rotation of the pelvis and poor posture, can add additional stress to the spine. These changes affect the nerve communication throughout your entire body. Our chiropractor in Dayton, OH, Dr. Brian Briggs, can provide several benefits when you visit him during pregnancy.
What Are the Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care?
Prenatal chiropractic care is a natural, safe, and drug-free approach to healthcare. Some of the benefits include relief from neck, joint, and back pain, help with nausea, reduction in labor and delivery time, and the prevention of possible cesarean delivery.
Is It Safe During Pregnancy?
All chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women. However, some chiropractors take a special interest in prenatal and postnatal care and receive extra training. It’s seen as health maintenance of the spinal column and helps to promote good health throughout the body. There are certain cases where you shouldn’t get prenatal chiropractic care and it’s always important to talk to your doctor beforehand. If you have vaginal bleeding or placental abruption, or placenta previa, it may not be the best option for you. Chiropractors use techniques that don’t put pressure on the abdomen. A chiropractor can also show you stretches for easing your discomfort and tension.
How Is It Beneficial for the Baby?
Not only is prenatal chiropractic care safe for the mother, but it’s also beneficial for the baby. If the pelvis is out of alignment, it can restrict growth and this can lead to birth defects. A balanced pelvis means that there is a lower chance of the baby moving into a posterior or breech position.
Visit Our Chiropractor Today
If you are looking for a chiropractor during pregnancy in Dayton, OH then visit Dr. Brian Briggs. Make an appointment today by calling us at 937-789-7341.