The importance of seeing an obstetrician during pregnancy is obvious, but did you know that a chiropractor can help with your pregnancy too? As a baby grows and develops during pregnancy, pressure is placed on the mother’s spine and pelvis. Chiropractors gently adjust the spine to realign vertebrae and alleviate pregnancy-related pain and discomfort in the upper and lower back, pelvis, and ribcage areas. At Advanced Physical Health, Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Sylvie Carpentier, and Dr. Monique White are your pregnancy chiropractors in Columbia, MO.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
During pregnancy, as the baby grows and the mother’s body changes, the mother’s spine and pelvis can become misaligned. Pain and discomfort can be felt in both the upper and lower back, as well as the pelvis area and even around the ribcage. Chiropractic care involves making gentle adjustments to the spine to bring it back into alignment. Aligning the spine can alleviate some pregnancy-related discomfort. Further, chiropractic care is a natural way to ease some pregnancy symptoms without the use of drugs or medications.
The American Pregnancy Association supports the use of chiropractic care during pregnancy. According to the association, "chiropractic care during pregnancy is safe with no known contraindications."
Further, chiropractic care can make pregnancy more comfortable by easing some of the pain and discomfort often associated with it. If the hips, pelvis, or spine shift out of place or become misaligned during any time of the pregnancy, a chiropractor can correct the alignment sometime before childbirth, allowing an easier labor.
After giving birth, chiropractic care can also ease the discomfort of joint problems, shoulder problems, rib discomfort, muscle tension, and headaches. In Columbia, a pregnancy chiropractor can help you develop a plan for continuing chiropractic care after giving birth.
Enjoy better spinal alignment and less discomfort while pregnant by letting a chiropractor help with your pregnancy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew White, Dr. Sylvie Carpentier, and Dr. Monique White, your Columbia, MO pregnancy chiropractors, contact Advanced Physical Health by calling (573) 446-2242.