What are the negative physiological symptoms of pregnancy?
Studies have found that approximately 50% of all expectant mothers experience pregnancy pain such as lower back pain and pelvis pain at some point during their pregnancies. This is especially true during the third trimester when your baby’s body gains the most weight.
Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can relieve, and even prevent, pain and discomfort frequently experienced during pregnancy, as well as creating a relaxed environment to facilitate an easier, safer delivery.
During pregnancy, your centre of gravity shifts forward to the front of your pelvis. This additional weight causes stress to the joints of your pelvis and lower back. Moreover, as your baby grows in size, this additional weight causes the curvature of your lower back to increase. This places significant stress on the fragile facet joints on the back of your spine.
Any pre-existing spinal problems, which you may have sustained before becoming pregnant, may worsen as both your spine and pelvis become overtaxed. This can lead to continuous pain and discomfort in your lower back, muscles and joints as well as an increased difficulty to perform normal daily activities.
Thankfully, regular chiropractic treatment throughout your pregnancy can help alleviate the pressure from your spine and pelvis and help you cope with the physical stress of pregnancy, by restoring your body’s normal state of balance.