Common Conditions During Pregnancy
Low Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pregnancy Pain Relief With Safe, Gentle Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy is a physically demanding experience. Stretched. Kicked. Poked and prodded. And all too common…pain.
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.
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.
Most Common Conditions Experienced During Pregnancy
All too often, the excitement of pregnancy may be overshadowed by painful conditions that develop as the pregnancy progresses. The most common conditions include:
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, leading to back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fascitis
Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment During Pregnancy
Relief of Pain During Pregnancy
Restoring normal function back to your spine and joints during pregnancy relieves the pressure on surrounding nerves and tissues and allows them to heal. As they heal, your pain fades away.
Faster and Less Painful Labor
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. Fortunately, gentle chiropractic treatment naturally corrects the sacroiliac joint function, and provides pain relief, without potentially harmful medication.
Quicker Recovery After Delivery
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 fasciitis, and back pain can linger long after baby has arrived. Treatment during pregnancy allows you to enjoy your pregnancy more and prepares your body for the demands after delivery.
Treatment for Conditions Developed During Pregnancy
Dr. Winchell's goal is to return your injured joints, muscles and nerves to complete, healthy function to reduce increased risk of degeneration and chronic issues -- and eliminate your pain. Chiropractic has been providing pregnancy relief to women for over 100 years. Dr. Winchell's gentle method of chiropractic manipulation using Activator and Impulse adjusting devices are particularly safe for treatment during pregnancy. With a gentle tap at key misaligned joints, Dr. Winchell can realign your bones and remove the pinching of nerves so that these surrounding tissues may heal.
Book an appointment online or call us today for a free examination and consultation to find out if your pregnancy pain may be relieved by Dr. Winchell's natural, safe treatments.