Pregnancy is a special season for women. No two pregnancies are the same, whether it's your first or seventh child. Even how a woman carries a pregnancy can vary from one pregnancy to the next. However, back pain is a common complaint for many pregnant women. Often, a chiropractor can help alleviate pressure and, in turn, relieve some of the pain a pregnant woman may experience. Our Springfield, MO, pregnancy chiropractor at Meek Integrative Health Center can help alleviate back pain associated with pregnancy in addition to helping to create balance.
What Is a Pregnancy/Prenatal Chiropractor?
A pregnancy chiropractor is just like any other chiropractor. However, they are trained to perform adjustments on pregnant women. It's important that a chiropractor has this training because pregnant women have different needs and discomforts. Pregnancy chiropractic care places a lot of focus on a woman's pelvis. Pelvic alignment is a focus area to help increase comfort and diminish pain. Pelvic alignment also helps during the labor and delivery process. Also, pelvic alignment is beneficial in ensuring enough room for the baby's growth through the third trimester.
How Chiropractic Can Be Beneficial During Pregnancy
A prenatal chiropractor is well-versed in pregnancy-related concerns and discomforts. A focus is placed on problem areas that many pregnant women deal with. These areas of concern are approached gently and safely as adjustments are made to align and balance the pelvic area to create balance and comfort. Prenatal chiropractic care utilizes touch in a way that's safe and gentle for both mom and baby. Chiropractic techniques are adjusted or modified to be safe, comfortable, and effective. This approach must be maintained through all the stages of pregnancy.
Chiropractic care is an alternative solution that seeks to create balance in the human body. Family chiropractic care takes into consideration the needs of all family members, regardless of age and gender. Balance changes as we age as well as during different seasons in life. Pregnancy is one such season.
During pregnancy, a woman's body not only changes on the inside, but the outside as well, creating a need for continued balance as a woman's abdomen grows to accommodate her baby. The stomach is likely the largest part of a woman's body during pregnancy, creating a need for consistent balance and alignment, particularly of the pelvic region.
Comprehensive Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic adjustments help relieve back pain and other areas of a woman's body that may become imbalanced during pregnancy. If you think you might benefit from chiropractic care while you're pregnant, call Meek Integrative Health Center at 417-887-0340. We'd be happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions.