Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
Proper spinal alignment is key to a healthy and comfortable lifestyle. When you add pregnancy into the mix, it can become quite challenging to maintain proper alignment. With appropriate clearance from your obstetrician, chiropractic work can be the key to a comfortable and healthy pregnancy. Below are 3 ways you can benefit from visiting your chiropractor during your pregnancy.
You may not have any issues with alignment in the first few months of your pregnancy. However, when your belly begins growing, your center of gravity changes. You may unknowingly be catering to this change in an unhealthy way. Your chiropractor will be able to assess your posture and gait to determine if you have formed any bad habits that may be contributing to misalignment. He will also be able to make any necessary adjustments to put your body back into alignment. Keeping your alignment intact during your pregnancy will keep you from pulling muscles and/or damaging your ligaments, joints or tendons.
Helpful At-Home Care
Chiropractors are extremely knowledgeable and have been trained to teach people ways they can help themselves between visits. Depending on your circumstance, they may recommend a variety of exercises you can do at home to keep your muscles, tendons and ligaments where they need to be, all while strengthening your body. This added strength is a great way to stay healthy and active during pregnancy. Your chiropractor may recommend:
These customized exercises can also aid in a healthy weight gain, more efficient labor, and quicker recovery. When your body is healthy, it can do amazing things.
Pain can become increasingly present in the later months of pregnancy. Pain in the lower back, excessive heartburn, and achy joints can all contribute to these aches and pains. If you are suffering from specialized pain, talk with your chiropractor on ways to maintain the most comfort possible.
If back pain is your issues, he may recommend an adjustment along with strength training exercises. If you are suffering from intense heartburn, he may be able to adjust your body enough to ease the pressure being put on your stomach by your growing baby. Lastly, if your knee and ankle joints are feeling the effects, your chiropractor can adjust those areas in particular to help provide relief.
Don't be afraid to ask your OB about chiropractic care during your pregnancy. It is a natural way to combat the discomfort that can accompany pregnancy. With adjustments to balance alignment and/or specific aches and pains, you can relieve so much stress from your body. Accompanying these adjustments with your chiropractor's recommended exercises, you can make those last few months of pregnancy more comfortable and enjoyable for you and your new baby. Contact a local provider, such as Arizona Injury Centers /Accident Chiropractic, for further assistance.