Should you use chiropractic during pregnancy?

At our Palo Alto office, we're often asked about chiropractic care for pregnancy. Those nine months see all sorts of monumental changes to a woman's body, shifting your center of gravity and compressing on the back, spine, and hips. The result is often pain, soreness, and discomfort stemming from structural issues.

People often think about the pain and structure issues when considering pre-natal chiropractic, but what's often overlooked are the indirect effects. Pain and discomfort lead to worse sleep, trouble focusing, and general grouchiness -- which is all understandable given the physical changes of pregnancy, but no one wants to go through that if there's a way around it.

Ways Pre-Natal Chiropractic Can Help During Pregnancy

Here are just a few of the ways chiropractic visits can help a woman during pregnancy.

  1. Back, spine, hip pain relief: These areas are in pain because of different reasons, but they're all related to the musculo-skeletal system. An adjustment can help relieve pinched nerves, sciatica, structural pressure, and other such issues.
  2. Manage morning sickness and nausea: While chiropractic will not alleviate nausea/morning sickness for everyone, it can provide relief for a number of people. Spinal manipulation ensures that organs are allowed to function, and as many of these can be one of the many causes of morning sickness, many women find it helpful.
  3. A smoother delivery: Chiropractic is all about getting the body's structural system into proper alignment. Nine months of carrying another human being can create misalignment due to posture changes, natural structural changes, and stress on joints/muscles. By getting the spine and pelvis into alignment and ensuring there are no impinged nerves or pressured organs, the body can go into labor as naturally as possible.

Palo Alto Chiropractic for Pregnant Women

At the VSWI Palo Alto office, we have a team of experts ready to help relieve your pain from pregnancy. This includes a number of options, including chiropractic, massage, and more. Book an appointment today or get in touch to see if our prenatal chiropractic treatments are right for you.