Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Be Painful | Davie Chiropractor
February 5, 2016
Chiropractic care can reduce the discomforts associated with pregnancy.
As a pregnant woman in Davie, Florida, you know your body is undergoing drastic changes, both physical and hormonal. You not only gain weight when pregnant, but the expanding uterus also shifts your center of gravity and alters your posture, stressing your back, joints and neck. It’s hardly surprising, then, that about 50 percent of women experience back pain during pregnancy – and as many as 75 percent experience back pain during labor.
Meanwhile, your body is experiencing a flood of hormones designed to prepare you for labor and delivery. At the same time, though, those hormones initiate a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and lows.
Chiropractic care can help regulate your hormonal highs and lows as well as relieve the stress on your lower back and pelvis. The American Pregnancy Association supports chiropractic care for pregnant women.
A study in 2006 followed 17 pregnant women with low back pain who underwent chiropractic treatment. Overall, pain decreased from 5.9 at initial presentation to 1.5 at termination. Sixteen of the 17 cases demonstrated significant improvement.
Another study conducted by Dr. Irvin Henderson, MD – a trustee of the American Medical Association – demonstrated in 1987 that “Women who received chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester were able to carry and deliver their child with much more comfort.”
The reason is simple: Good health depends on a spine and nervous system that are operating efficiently, with messages from the brain passing through the spinal cord and out to the delicate nerves that communicate with the rest of the body. When the spine is misaligned, as it often is because of postural changes during pregnancy, it puts pressure on the delicate nerves and diminishes their ability to communicate with the rest of the body.
The solution is to realign the spine back to health through Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, one of the most researched, published, results-oriented and scientific corrective set of chiropractic techniques in the world.
Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, headed by Dr. Zev Mellman in Davie, Florida, is among only a handful of chiropractic centers specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics. At Chiropractic Spinal Hygiene Center, we pinpoint the source of misalignment through digital X-rays or posture analysis software and devise a custom treatment plan to rehabilitate your spine.
We invite pregnant women living in the Davie, Florida, area to contact us today for a complimentary chiropractic consultation, to see if you qualify for corrective care.