Chiropractic for Pregnancy in Peachtree Corners GA?

Chiropractic Peachtree Corners GA Pregnant Woman

Many people wonder why or when or is it safe to see a chiropractor in regards to their pregnancy. If you have ever met a pregnant woman, you know that they often experience back pain during the gestational period. As the baby grows inside of the pregnant woman, this shifts the weight distribution in the human body.

Why does pregnancy often lead to back pain in Peachtree Corners GA?

Relaxin: Pregnant women will actually release a hormone called relaxin. This hormone serves a great purpose! It will cause all of your soft tissues, your muscles, scar tissue, ligaments, the fibrous joint capsules etc. to actually loosen up. The reason this hormone is necessary is because the baby needs space to grow inside of the pelvic cavity. The pelvic bones, and in particular the sacroiliac joint is held together by many ligaments. Those ligaments need to be loosened up as the baby develops. This hormone has a secondary effect, there is greater susceptibility to injury and less inherent structural stability for the spine. For this reason, women are advised to avoid heavy lifting.

Exacerbation of Former Injuries

The internal hormonal condition of the pregnant body is in flux. Therefore, former spinal stressors can be exacerbated.

Chiropractic Peachtree Corners GA Pregnant Woman
  • Former sports injuries
  • Microtraumas from extended sitting
  • Former car accidents

Taking a more macroscopic view, we have more spinal stress compared to any other aspect of history.

Consider the last decade of your life:

  • Electronic utilization
  • Video games
  • Phones
  • Computers
  • Handbags, wallets
  • Purses, backpacks
  • Textbooks,
  • Desk jobs
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accidents.

Add on top of those spinal stressors, let's not forget high heels and just the sheer increase of the sedentary lifestyle.

No pain, no problem, right?

It has been documented that your spine can be out of position, and with significant deviations for sometimes as much as 10 or 20 years asymptomatically. If your spine is out of position it's not until the spinal bones shift enough to where it actually compresses on a sensory division of the nervous system that people will experience pain. So with the added instability that pregnancy causes, it can lead to compression on the musculoskeletal nerves.

Why did I not know?

So then the question becomes - why do more women not receive Chiropractic care during pregnancy? It is evident that they do need chiropractic care. Many times it’s just lack of education on the part of obstetricians. Many midwives will more commonly recommend chiropractors and pelvic alignment.

Better Pregnancy Outcomes

It is absolutely safe to get adjusted while pregnant. We have special pregnancy pillows on-site so that soon-to-be moms can lie comfortably face-down. Our doctors are trained in the Webster technique to help specifically with breech babies if that is a concern as well.

Due to improved pelvic alignment, it has been shown chiropractic care during pregnancy will reduce labor times and delivery times. Now how does that work? Well that tiny human actually has to come through the pelvic cavity to be born. So naturally, if the pelvis is aligned it will help assist with pregnancy outcomes.

If the pelvis is not aligned, then it can lead to increased risk of traumatic interventions such as c-sections, forceps deliveries, and vacuum extractions. You may have heard of women saying their child got “stuck” during the birthing process. We want to do as much as possible to improve and ease birth. This is one of the hardest things that women have to go through in the human experience. It is so honorable and we want to make it as easy as possible for the mother-to-be.


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Phoenix Chiropractic

3200 Pointe Pkwy NW STE 300
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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