Pregnancy And Low Back Pain...Can Chiropractic Help?

Chiropractic care during pregnancy is gentle and safe. 

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Recently I had a woman in her 9th month of pregnancy come into our office looking for information about how chiropractic can help with her low back pain.  In just 3 chiropractic visits, she started experiencing less back pain, was walking easier and had improved sleep.  

Chiropractors have been providing gentle chiropractic care for pregnant women for decades. Yet, not many woman realize the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy.

Two of the most common reasons why a mom-to-be will seek prenatal chiropractic care are:

  1. To relieve her back pain.
  2. To have an easier, safer birth for her and her baby.

Back pain is common in a woman who is pregnant, especially in the 3rd trimester. With more weight gain due the to growing baby, the abdomen tends to stick out more and cause more extension in the lumbar spine (the lower back). This is what causes the hollowing in the lower back.

The increase in weight at the front and the shift in posture adds more pressure in the joints of the lower back and pelvis.  This stresses muscles, ligaments, discs and nerves causing pain in the lower back area.

A chiropractor will check for shifts or misalignments in the low back and pelvic bones. The pelvic bones are a key area of analysis because the ligaments of the uterus attach the these bones. Any shift or misalignment of the pelvic bones, specifically the sacrum, can cause tension on these uterine ligaments and add constraint to the uterus. 

Chiropractic adjustments correct spinal shifts and misalignments. This relieves stress and pressure on muscles, ligaments, discs and nerves leading to pain relief and better mobility.

Also, specific chiropractic analysis and correction of pelvic misalignments with a chiropractic technique called Webster Technique can improve the position and biomechanics of the pelvic bones. This relieves tension on the ligaments of the uterus thus alleviating tension and constraint on the uterus.  When there is no constraint on the uterus, the baby is in an better environment to position itself properly for birth (head down vertex position).  This can allow for an easier, safer birth for the baby and the mom.

Also see:  “Chiropractic pregnancy care is safe, gentle and effective for alleviating back pain and for optimizing the biomechanical function of the pelvis.”

Many many mothers-to-be benefit from chiropractic pregnancy care. Chiropractic care during pregnancy is gentle and safe. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help relieve back pain and can contribute to a healthier pregnancy and easier, safer birthing experience.

Chiropractic care can start at any time during pregnancy.  If you have any questions about chiropractic pregnancy care, call our office today at (905) 303-1009. 

Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple (Vaughan), Ontario.  Leading you to better health the chiropractic way. The office of Dr. Walter Salubro.

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Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor who has been serving the Maple and Vaughan community for over 13 years. 
Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people all age groups. He has completed many post-graduate courses in techniques applicable to both children and adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques, Dr. Salubro offers an extensive line-up of health and wellness workshops, exercise classes and a run-walk club to his patients.

Dr. Salubro is a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner, having completed four half-marathons, a 30k road race and three marathons. Whether it is in his day-to-day interactions with his patients or through one of his health classes, Dr. Salubro motivates people to be the best they can be, the healthiest they can be and the happiest they can be so they can fulfill the life of their vision and dreams.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing the highest quality chiropractic care for all of his patients. He is a 1999 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic and certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.). Dr. Walter Salubro
is Webster Technique Certified, certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Salubro caters to the specialized care of infants and pregnant mothers.