The woman’s body changes radically during pregnancy. Due to the hormonal changes, changes in weight distribution in the body and the emotional stress caused by this process, it is vital to take care of the nervous system and the spinal column. This is the part of the chiropractic medicine there.
Maintaining a correct posture is especially important during pregnancy, as the curvature of the spine changes throughout the pregnancy, to compensate for the additional load due to weight gain. Lack of balance in the spine can cause strains, causing pain in the sacrum, lower back, neck, or head.
What are the main reasons pregnant women go to the chiropractor?
Pain in the groin and pubis, back pain, burning, sciatica , poor position of the fetus, decreased respiratory capacity, sleep disturbance, a more balanced and flexible body, and to have a good delivery. With chiropractic treatment, you keep the joints of your body properly aligned, especially the spine, which reduces tension on the spinal nerve and therefore promotes health throughout the body.
Some of the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:
- Maintains a healthier pregnancy
- Manage the symptoms of nausea
- Reduces the hours of labor and delivery
- Relieves back, neck and joint pain
Currently, the International Association of Chiropractic Pediatrics (ICPA) recommends chiropractic care during pregnancy to establish a correct pelvic balance and optimize the space that a baby has for development during pregnancy. With a balanced pelvis, babies are more likely to be placed in the correct position for birth.
80% of mothers suffer from postpartum depression. Mothers receiving chiropractic adjustments have been found to experience less depression as the neuroendocrine system recovers from delivery more quickly. Similarly, almost all mothers are heard to complain of spinal problems after childbirth. Those who receive chiropractic adjustments recover from delivery more quickly because the neuro-skeleton is placed in its natural position, while the neuroendocrine system returns to normal.
Childbirth is natural and under fully controlled conditions is potentially traumatic. During the child’s expulsion phase, the spine, and particularly the neck, can be damaged as the child goes down the canal to the outside of the uterus, which is when some pressure is produced. Because of this, subluxation occurs when the tiny vertebrae in the child’s spine become misaligned and subluxation can cause some type of neurological problem. Therefore, newborns should be examined hours after birth.
Newborns frequently experience subluxations when stretched, rotated, or squeezed in the delivery process. Most experts in the field believe that damage to the spine of a newborn is mainly attributed to excessive longitudinal traction, especially when the force is accompanied by flexion and torsion of the axis in childbirth.
Chiropractic is healthy and natural
Chiropractic care helps the body to adapt to normal physiological changes in this period of life, improving the well-being of both the future baby and the mother. Instead of treating the symptoms of the disease, the chiropractor works directly on the subluxations. By correcting them, we get the spine to work properly and be perfectly aligned, so the functions of the child’s body are normalized.
Chiropractic for Babies and Children
Parents appreciate the importance of their children’s dental, hearing, and vision screenings, but they forget perhaps the most important of all: the spine checkup. There is no waiting for our child to feel back pain to visit a chiropractor.
The first subluxation of a child may have its origin in the uterus as a consequence of the baby’s position in it. Subsequently, the delivery process, depending on the intervention that is appropriate, can generate interferences that cause irritability in the baby’s nervous system.