Your body undergoes many changes throughout the course of your pregnancy that may affect your posture and cause neck or back pain. Experienced chiropractors, Jas Walia, DC and Laura Fairbrook, DC at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center offers chiropractic pregnancy care to relieve your discomfort and facilitate a healthier pregnancy. To learn more about pregnancy care, call the office in Seattle, Washington, or request an appointment online today.
You’re a good candidate for chiropractic pregnancy care if you’re looking for a safe, effective, and drug-free treatment to relieve your pregnancy aches and pains.
During pregnancy, your growing belly alters your body’s normal center of gravity. To compensate, the natural curves of your spine, particularly in the lumbar region, become exaggerated, often causing lower back pain.
Your pregnancy weight gain may also create spinal misalignment or postural distortions that affect the normal functioning of your nerves and muscles, as well as joint function and mobility.
Your hips may also expand to help stabilize your body, putting pressure on your sacroiliac joints. Additionally, your pregnancy hormones soften the muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and bones in your pelvis to make them more pliable for childbirth. These structural changes may cause your pelvic bones to slip or become displaced.
You may also strain or torque the ligaments in your pelvis as they enlarge and stretch with the growth of your uterus.
Pregnancy care at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center is individualized to meet your specific needs.
To determine the treatment best suited for you, the team at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center first conducts a comprehensive exam that includes a review of your medical and pregnancy history, surgical and traumatic history, and your symptoms. Then, the team conducts a physical exam.
Based on the results of your evaluation, Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center creates your individualized treatment plan, which may include:
To improve comfort and health, Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center may recommend ongoing pregnancy care throughout the course of your gestation.
Pregnancy care at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center offers many benefits to you and your baby. Your pregnancy care benefits may include:
Pregnancy care at Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center also improves the normal flow of nerve energy, which is vital for the development of a healthy baby.
To schedule your pregnancy care evaluation, call Seattle Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center or use the online scheduling tool.