We understand the frustration of having to cope with the nagging back pain during pregnancy.
Your body goes through some remarkable changes when you become pregnant, and the most obvious change is in weight gain. This weight change will alter your centre of gravity, and in compensation the body will lean backwards. This then puts more strain on the lower back and the pelvis.
The good news is that Chiropractic care can help to minimise this pain and discomfort caused by these changes. This is also important because the second cause of back pain in pregnancy are hormones.
During the second half of your pregnancy a hormone is released into your body called Relaxin, this is designed to help your pelvis become more pliable and make more room for your baby to grow. The down side of this is that there is some loss in support of your pelvic girdle.
This is where Chiropractic care comes in. Your Chiropractor will help to maintain your pelvic stability by ensuring that the pelvis stays level, as well as adjusting the sacrum and your spine. As your due date becomes closer, your Chiropractor will alter the adjustments to suit your changing body. For example, you may have to sit up while having treatment as you will not be able to lie on your front.
Dr Jean Luc Lafitte has been a Chiropractor for 22 years and has treated hundreds of pregnant women. As a father of three children, he knows and understands the importance of establishing a strong healthy foundation as soon as possible. With this in mind he says that by having an adjustment every month during your pregnancy can help towards establishing this foundation, and will benefit both mother and child.
If you would like to talk to him first prior to deciding if you can benefit from treatment, he is happy to offer a free 15-minute consultation. We are here to help you so if we can’t answer the phone, we promise to get back to you.
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