Contrary to popular belief, pregnant women can benefit greatly from bodywork care during this transformative time. Pregnancy brings significant changes to a woman’s body, including those that affect the spine. Understanding these changes and addressing them through chiropractic care can help alleviate discomfort and promote spinal health and overall well-being.
The Impact of Pregnancy on the Spine
As pregnancy progresses, the growing baby exerts pressure on the spine, resulting in misalignments. The lumbar or lower back is particularly affected, leading to a swayback posture. This posture shift is a common cause of low back pain experienced by expectant mothers. Additionally, the increasing weight of the abdomen and breasts can pull the body forward, causing neck pain and headaches as the body tries to compensate.
Addressing Spinal Misalignments with ABC Technique
Fortunately, a new type of bodywork technique called Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC) offers a solution. ABC focuses on correcting spinal misalignments by gently moving the bones backward to restore proper alignment. By addressing the root cause of the swayback posture, this technique can alleviate low back pain, headaches, and forward head carriage associated with pregnancy. Results can often be seen quickly, bringing relief and improvements in posture and symptoms.
Relieving Headaches and Improving Posture
When a bone in the upper back or lower neck misaligns forward, the muscle at the top of the neck spasms to compensate and attempt to lean the body backward. This constant tension leads to chronic pain and discomfort. Realignment of the affected bone through chiropractic care can help alleviate headaches and restore balance to the neck and upper back.
Correcting Common Pregnancy Side Effects
Pregnancy can also give rise to other common side effects that can be addressed through chiropractic care. Acid reflux, for example, often has a structural cause related to forward posture. By correcting the posture, pressure on the stomach decreases, reducing reflux symptoms. Similarly, the forward posture can cause pressure on the lungs, leading to breathing difficulties. By restoring proper spinal alignment, the pressure on the lungs is alleviated, improving respiratory function.
Learn More About Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy
At Spring Back Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing chiropractic care and treatment that supports the well-being of pregnant women. If you would like to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you during pregnancy, contact us today at (623) 294-6564 or fill out our form for a free consultation. We are committed to helping everyone in the community live their best life, especially expectant mothers.