Prenatal Chiropractic Care
It has been estimated that about 75% of pregnant women experience some type of pregnancy-related pain. This can often include low back pain and pelvic pain. This pain only increases as the pregnancy continues to progress. However, pregnant women do not have to feel hopeless. We take chiropractic care for pregnant women very seriously at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX. Prenatal chiropractic care is both safe and effective. It is also a drug-free treatment for pregnant women that are experiencing musculoskeletal issues. There are many ways that a chiropractor can help during pregnancy.
Types of Pain
Many women experience low back pain during pregnancy which is caused by the increased stress on the lumbar spine. It is also common to experience low back pain during the postpartum phase. Low back pain can vary between mild to severe. It depends on the daily activities and activity levels of the pregnant woman.
Sciatic nerve pain is also a common symptom related to pregnancy. A chiropractor can provide treatment for this condition. The growth of the baby puts pressure on the uterus which causes the compression of the sciatic nerve. As a result, sciatic nerve pain may include low back pain that radiates into the leg.
Other common types of pain that occur during pregnancy include ligament pain, sacroiliac pain, and symphysis pubis dysfunction, all of which a chiropractor will be able to treat.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy
- • Time of labor and delivery is reduced
- • Possibly prevent cesarean delivery
- • Relieves joint, neck, or back pain
- • Can help to control symptoms of nausea
- • Maintains a healthier pregnancy
Is Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Safe?
Our chiropractors are trained to work with pregnant women. Trained chiropractors that work with pregnant women use special tables to help adjust to a pregnant woman’s body. Special chiropractic techniques are also used to avoid putting pressure on the abdomen. We will provide our pregnant patients with exercises and stretches that are deemed safe for both the mother and baby.
Prenatal Chiropractic Care in Lubbock, TX
If you are pregnant and you are experiencing joint, hip, or back pain, you should consider chiropractic care at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX. We will let you know if chiropractic care is safe for you based on your pregnancy and medical history. Routine chiropractic care during pregnancy can help manage the pain that you are experiencing. Call us today at (806) 791-3399 to schedule an appointment.