From the first postural changes to postpartum care, we are there
We want to keep back pain out of your pregnancy! This may seem like an ambitious feat- but we say why not aim as high as possible so that if we fall short, you will still have a more comfortable pregnancy than most. Pregnancy poses a singular challenge for your spine; the two main factors are loss of stability at the base of the spine and the growing weight in your belly. As your body prepares for delivery, hormones contribute to the loosening of ligaments in the pelvis which destabilizes the support network at the base of your spine which contributes to spinal alignment. Pile on top of this an additional 25-35 pounds of body weight (the average to accomodate a growing fetus) and you have a recipe for back pain that causes such insidious conditions as:
- Acute lower back pain
- Posterior pelvic pain
The pain usually reaches its most severe point during the second half of pregnancy and can persist for months after your baby is born. Chiropractic seeks to mitigate the severity of this pain so that you can focus on the spiritual side of your pregnancy.
Pelvic stability is a priority for pregnant women
Pregnant women who are looking to avoid back pain need to be proactive about exercise and posture to keep pain at bay. At OFW Chiropractic, we have years of experience helping pregnant women achieve comfort despite the growing pressures in their body. We start by focusing on establishing and maintaining pelvic stability and balance. By restoring spinal alignment, we relieve tension in the surrounding musculature and increase circulation that helps an embattled region heal and start to fight back. Our office if fully equipped with tables and special equipment to accomodate even the largest of pregnancies in a comfortable manner. From here we will demonstrate exercise and stretches that can be done during the various stages of pregnancy to help you establish stability and strength in the core.
Chiropractic helps you achieve your most comfortable pregnancy
It’s time to stop taking the pain of pregnancy lying down. We have already helped dozens of women in our community replace the incessant back pain of pregnancy with a more comfortable and sustainable way of living during this time of change and excitement. Come see us at our office in Westwood to add chiropractic into your pregnancy care routine.