Pregnancy can be a difficult time for the woman’s body. There are so many changes occurring and the body is forced to adapt. Many of these adaptations affect the mothers posture and comfort. As the baby becomes heavier the center of gravity shifts, and the mothers posture adjusts accordingly. This causes muscular change and imbalance and also results in an increased curve of the back and misalignment of the pelvis.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can help with:
- Pelvic alignment and balance
- Low back pain
- Piriformis syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Postural distortions
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neck Pain
Research demonstrates additional benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy with decreased labor times, and a more comfortable pregnancy overall.
One chiropractic technique that is used for pregnancy to correct pelvic alignment and biomechanics is the Webster technique. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic technique that corrects pelvic misalignment and restores proper balance and tone of the muscles and ligaments that are directly affecting the pelvis. This technique has a variety of positive effects for the pregnant woman as it decreases tightness; decreases pregnancy associated pain and can improve uterine function. Chiropractic treatment is very safe and effective for a healthy pregnancy. It can help the mother feel better and also benefits the baby as well.