Pregnancy And Back Pain:
Chiropractic care if you’re pregnant? Absolutely! If there’s one group of people who need chiropractic spinal checkups more than any other, it’s pregnant women. A pregnant female has special needs of her own and undergoes many changes both externally and internally. The new distribution of body weight creates stress on the abdomen and low back, which can be a source of discomfort for the mother. When the body is pulled forward, a great deal of stress is placed on the muscles of the lower back, which leads to additional stress on the discs and joints of the spine, and loosening of the ligaments. Often a woman will have mid and lower back pain.
Our goal in treating these problems is to provide freedom from nerve irritation and insure the pelvic bones, muscles and ligaments are in proper alignment to facilitate biomechanical balance. This has been shown to reduce the intrauterine constraint, allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth. Dr. Stubblefield is a certified practitioner of The Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Gentle chiropractic manipulations also help relieve tension which may be present in the middle and lower back as a result of physical changes throughout your pregnancy. With a little preventative medicine and spinal tension release, you can be strong and stable for the entire term of the pregnancy