Chiropractic care is a tremendous support for the natural process of pregnancy and birth. It is an exciting time; adding to, or starting a family brings many rewards and challenges. It is one of the most crucial times to embrace and improve your health and wellbeing.
There are major postural changes that take place in pregnancy, making it an especially important time to start or continue chiropractic care, namely:
The weight gain with pregnancy can accentuate the natural lower back curvature; cause increased compressive load on the pelvic (sacroiliac) joints and lead to low back pain and increased muscle fatigue in the mid back and neck.
Increased upper thoracic curvature can cause difficulty in breathing, poor digestion, rib and middle back pain.
Forward angulation of the neck can create headaches, neck stiffness, arm pain and numbness in the upper limbs.
Hormonal balance changes between oestrogen and progesterone work together to cause ligament softening and muscle relaxation leading to increased joint mobility.
At Cracknell Chiropractic, we are privileged to deliver chiropractic care to many expectant mothers. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help with:
Reducing lower back pain
Improving muscle stiffness
Reducing upper back and neck pain
Optimising pelvic alignment and sacroiliac joint function
Educating you how to safely move, lift and exercise
We utilize specific, gentle, hands on chiropractic techniques. Our chiropractors have undertaken further education in the field of pregnancy and paediatric care and have a specific interest in adjusting expectant mothers.