Did you know that you can see a chiropractor throughout your pregnancy for support with the healthy alignment and maintenance of your back and pelvis?
A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who focuses on the spine and nervous system. They can help you ensure your bones, muscles, and joints are all functioning correctly, and can reduce pain and discomfort with various techniques, including spinal manipulation.
When you are pregnant, your body goes through a wide range of changes, almost too many to count. These include:
These significant changes can place the back and pelvis under a lot of pressure, and it’s well known that many women experience back pain during pregnancy. In fact, a study of lower back pain in pregnant women showed that 67.6% of women experienced lower back pain, and it stopped more than half of those women from performing daily activities. Yet despite how joint and severe this back pain is, 97% of women received no treatment for it!
The great news is that chiropractic care has been shown to improve the outcomes of pregnant women with lower back pain. Here at Gateway to Wellness, we are proud to offer pregnancy chiropractic services.
Our goal is to provide natural, gentle pain relief by providing spinal manipulation services, therapeutic massage, aligning the pelvis, and providing advice and support. We can assist you in maintaining a healthy posture and can suggest a great range of products such as pregnancy pillows that will help you to stay comfortable and supported throughout the pregnancy.
We can also provide you with lifestyle advice and recommendations to ease your discomfort – factors such as wearing the correct type of shoe, changing your mattress, and avoiding heavy lifting can make all the difference. Another study that examined the experiences of pregnant women after seeking chiropractic care found that there was a profound impact on their pain and function, helping them to get back into exercising, which supports a healthy pregnancy.
If you’re interested in pregnancy chiropractic, our friendly and family-oriented team are happy to help. Our expert chiropractor is available to offer you considerate, holistic, and accessible pregnancy care. We treat every single one of our clients like family, and we wil be happy to support you as you welcome a new member into your family too.