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Pregnancy Chiropractic

Mothers during pregnancy would always choose to avoid medication or any surgery. That’s where we as Gonstead chiropractors come in!

 

The Gonstead technique applies a very gentle yet precise adjustment for mothers which will makes up all the difference.

Think about it, if an adjustment is not precise, more unnecessary adjustments needs to be done which may cause pregnant mothers to feel uncomfortable.

Hence, our chiropractors have been specifically trained on adjusting pregnant mothers with razor sharp accuracy.

During pregnancy, the body undergoes numerous hormonal and physical changes that prepare it for childbirth. These changes can lead to shifts in the pelvic region, potentially causing the following discomforts:

1. Lower Back Pain: The pelvis serves as the foundation of the spine, and any misalignment can disrupt the normal curvature of the lower back. As the baby grows and the weight distribution changes, an imbalanced pelvis can lead to increased pressure on the lumbar spine, resulting in lower back pain.

2. Hip Pain: The pelvic misalignment can affect the alignment of the hip joints, leading to pain and discomfort in the hips. As the pregnancy progresses, the body releases hormones like relaxin to loosen ligaments and allow the pelvis to expand for childbirth. While this is a necessary process, it can exacerbate pelvic misalignments and contribute to hip pain.

3. Sciatic Nerve Irritation: The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down the legs, and a misaligned pelvis can put pressure on this nerve, leading to sciatic nerve pain. This pain may radiate down the buttocks and legs, causing tingling, numbness, or shooting pain.

4. Pelvic Girdle Pain: Pelvic girdle pain refers to discomfort in the area around the pelvis, including the pubic bone and sacroiliac joints. Misalignments in these areas can lead to instability and pain during movements like walking, standing, or even shifting positions while lying down.

5. Digestive Issues: Pelvic misalignment can also affect the function of nearby organs, potentially leading to digestive issues. As the uterus expands and shifts, it can put pressure on the intestines and interfere with proper digestion, causing symptoms like bloating, constipation, or indigestion.

6. Breathing Difficulties: In some cases, pelvic misalignment can affect the alignment of the ribs and the diaphragm, making it harder for pregnant mothers to breathe comfortably as the uterus expands and pushes upward on the diaphragm.

7. Increased Discomfort During Labor: If the pelvis remains misaligned during pregnancy, it can interfere with the baby's positioning for delivery. An improperly aligned pelvis may lead to a more challenging and prolonged labor or increase the likelihood of certain fetal presentations, such as breech position.

Gonstead chiropractic aims to address these issues by realigning the pelvis and any affected joints to improve the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. By restoring balance to the body, chiropractic adjustments can alleviate pressure on nerves, reduce muscle tension, and promote a more comfortable, healthier pregnancy and a smoooth delivery experience for the mother. 

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