Half of all pregnant women develop lower-back pain during their pregnancies.
This is particularly true during the third trimester.
This is mostly because when pregnant, a woman’s center of gravity shifts forward to the front of her pelvis.
The additional weight in the front causes stress to the pelvis and lower back.
As the baby grows in size, the extra weight causes the curvature of her lower back to increase which places extra stress on the back side of the spine.
Any pre-existing problems in a woman’s spine tends to be aggravated as the spine and pelvis become overtaxed.
This could lead to difficulty performing normal activities. Additionally, it could cause headaches, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, or pain.
The good news is chiropractic care throughout pregnancy relieves pain and discomfort.
It is an effective way to help the spine and pelvis cope with the rapid increase in physical stress and promote a safe and shorter delivery.
Your Collegedale chiropractor should be your partner for a healthy pregnancy.
It’s our passion to care for mothers as they await the appearance of their child!
If you would like more information on chiropractic and pregnancy, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Ryan by clicking the link below!