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Pregnancy is a joyous and miraculous time, but it can be difficult on your body. Most mothers-to-be experience lower back pain in addition to sciatica and pain in the feet, ankles, knees and other joints.
“During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes many changes during the pregnancy to accommodate the growing baby. “says Justin the chiropractor at The Right Chiro. As the baby grows, a mother’s centre of gravity shifts to the front of her pelvis, adding more stress on the lower back and pelvic area.
Certain hormones during pregnancy cause a loosening of the ligaments. Ligaments hold the vertebrae together. Loosened ligaments can cause the spine to become more unstable, which leads to nerves being pinched.
And then there is the weight gain of pregnancy.. also causing the curve in the lower back to increase to where it can cause serious pressure on the vertebral joints, sacrum and hips.
Your central nervous system is made up of your brain and spinal cord. It is one of 2 parts of your nervous system. The other part is your peripheral nervous system, which consists of nerves that connect your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body.
The nerves that travel to the rest of your body originate in your spine. When your spine is compressed, your nerves become irritated and that can cause pain.
A chiropractor is a medical professional who is trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Our chiropractors, Justin and Andy provide safe and effective personalised care throughout your pregnancy and after the delivery.
Just imagine that you don’t have to take any painkillers to reduce your back pain. Chiropractic treatments have also been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, so you get to enjoy more of this precious time together during the first few months.
Follow-up treatments after birth can help realign the mom’s body and speed up the transition to a healthy post-pregnancy body, so you can carry your child more easily when breastfeeding.
Just like the birthing process is traumatic for the mother, it is also traumatic for the newborn, which is why Justin and Andy love seeing new born babies and children. As Frederick Douglass says “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Pregnancy can be difficult in your body, but it can be and should be a miraculous and joyous time!
What are you doing to support your body during these special moments? Give us a call to see how we can guide you through your best pregnancy.
You feel frustrated and unhappy with your health, having the same pain coming back again and again, making you feel captive with no way to heal ! At The Right Chiro we provide expert chiropractic care, we build you a customised care plan and advise you on good health practises, reconnecting you to your own bodies ability to heal so you can live a healthy, happy and fulfilled life.
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