Pregnancy can be a very stressful time for a woman and her body. Although there is joy at the pending arrival of a new child, pregnancy causes major physical and hormonal changes in the female body, some of which are quite uncomfortable or downright painful. Pain can add to the psychological stress of pregnancy and is unhealthy for both child and mother.
However, expert chiropractic treatment offers a safe, natural and non-invasive solution to much of the pain and stress of pregnancy. In fact, the majority of pregnant patients report that chiropractic care for pregnant women has helped to reduce both their pain and their stress.
One of the most frequent complaints encountered in pregnant patients is back pain, particularly in the lower back, or lumbar, area. Multiple scientific studies have shown that chiropractic is exceptional at providing relief for low back pain in patients of all genders and ages. When performed by a skilled chiropractor, adjustments and other complementary treatments have an excellent chance of helping your back pain at any stage of your pregnancy.
Of course, when you’re pain-free, you’re under less stress. Low levels of stress provide tangible physical benefits for both you and your baby, such as lower blood pressure, an easier labor and delivery, and fewer risks of complications. In fact, patients often find chiropractic adjustment to any area soothing and relaxing, not solely the lumbar spine.
Preparing for Delivery
The number of Cesarean section births in the US continues to rise. While C-sections are sometimes necessary, particularly in an emergency, natural birth is vastly preferable. Vaginal deliveries have a lower percentage of complications and are usually much easier on the infant and mother. One of the main goals of chiropractic care for pregnant women is to reduce the likelihood of needing a C-section.
An experienced chiropractor in Las Vegas is able to evaluate your total bone structure, including your pelvis, to be sure you’re in top shape as your due date approaches. The examination is very non-invasive and gentle. If a problem is discovered, adjustments and exercises will be used to help increase your chances of being able to deliver naturally and avoid surgery.
If you are at any stage of pregnancy, please contact Grimes Family Chiropractic in Las Vegas for an appointment at (702) 233-2372 or through our webpage. Dr. Grimes has the training, experience and compassion to keep you in optimal health while you’re expecting and help you bring a healthy, happy baby into the world.