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Can I Get Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy?

A pregnant woman holding belly and that is seeing a Crown Point chiropractor for back pain.

Pregnancy is an exciting time for any soon-to-be mother. But with pregnancy comes hormonal changes, which result in a number of uncomfortable physical sensations, including swelling, headaches, nausea and pain. Despite the discomfort, you’re likely avoiding many common pain medications and therefore want a natural alternative. Chiropractic care is among the safest options since it is non-invasive. At Motus Integrative Health, we frequently help pregnant women find relief from their symptoms. Here’s what you should know about getting chiropractic care while you’re expecting.

Chiropractic Care is a Natural, Safe Pain Treatment 

If you’re considering chiropractic, it’s important to understand how the procedure works. There are no needles or invasive processes involved. It utilizes your body’s natural healing properties to reduce pain and inflammation. One of our chiropractors will have you sit or lay down on the exam table. The chiropractor will apply a blunt force to a joint. There may be slight discomfort, but there will be no pain involved. You may also hear a popping sound, which is simply an indication that the joint is releasing air. Plus, the appointment takes less than 15 minutes, which is perfect for those with busy lifestyles. 

What Are the Benefits?

Chiropractic is one of the most popular methods for managing chronic pain, and for a good reason. In addition to its natural ability to promote your body’s innate healing capabilities, chiropractic has a lot to offer to pregnant women dealing with discomfort:

  • Effective on Joint Pain. Many pregnant women experience joint pain as a result of the pressure along their spine and hips, as well as weight gain. You may have pain anywhere in your body, including your knees, shoulders and neck. Joint pain is caused by a hormone that prepares the body for birth and loosens the joints. Chiropractic can relieve tension in these areas and put them back in their proper alignment.  
  • Helps Pain from Pelvis Changes. During pregnancy, a mother’s body changes rapidly. Structural changes in the pelvis can cause discomfort and pain, but fortunately, symptoms can be managed using chiropractic care. 
  • Reduces Stress. It’s normal to feel nervous about everything involving pregnancy, from childbirth to eventually caring for your future child. Chiropractic provides mental health benefits alongside physical relief. Many patients report lower stress levels following a chiropractic adjustment.
  • Manage Back Pain. Back pain is very common during pregnancy due to the bodily changes happening in surrounding areas. Fortunately, chiropractic is highly effective on pain along the spine. 

There are other benefits to visiting a chiropractor. Our team offers nutritional counseling, massage therapy and other services that make pregnancy easier. Be sure to ask about what else we can do for you. 

Contact Us for a Chiropractic Appointment 

As your body undergoes many changes, don’t think you have to simply put up with the discomfort. From bloating to joint pain, chiropractic can relieve your worst symptoms. If you are interested in receiving chiropractic during pregnancy, call Motus Integrative Health today. We’ll schedule an intake appointment where one of our physicians will determine if chiropractic is right for you. Send us a message online if you have any questions. 

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