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Pain Relief During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a physically demanding experience.  Stretched.  Kicked. Poked and prodded.  And all too common…pain. Some of the common complaints during pregnancy are:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Tendonitis

Low back pain is the most common complaint; in fact, one study reports that over half of women experience significant low back pain.   The cause is often a condition known as sacroiliac joint dysfunction.  As the belly grows, mothers naturally tend to lean backwards to counter-balance the weight.  As she does, abnormal pressure on the pelvis joints lead to dysfunction and pain. Fortunately, gentle chiropractic treatment naturally corrects the sacroiliac joint function, and provides pain relief, without potentially harmful medication.

Studies show that 90% of pregnant patients experience low back pain relief with chiropractic treatment.

Faster and Less Painful Labor with Chiropractic Treatment during Pregnancy

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction that caused pain during pregnancy can continue to cause problems during labor.  In vaginal delivery, the pelvis must expand to let the baby pass through the pelvis and birth canal.  Stiff or dysfunctional pelvic joints can slow down or even prevent this process, causing pain, prolonged labor, and an increased likelihood that a cesarean section will become necessary.

Quicker Recovery after Birth

Nine months of pregnancy involving weight gain, hormonal changes and severely altered biomechanics wreak havoc on even the healthiest mothers.  Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, plantar fascitis and back pain can linger long after baby has arrived.  Let Dr. Winchell help your body heal itself rapidly by restoring normal function through chiropractic adjustments and therapy – and enjoy your baby, pain-free.

Chiropractic has been providing pregnancy relief to women for over 100 years.  The Activator method of adjustment is a particularly safe, gentle treatment for pregnancy care and is offered in our Orange County chiropractic office.