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Pregnancy, Back Pain and the Benefits of Chiropractic Care

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Can you believe that June is already here? I hope this article finds you well. Today I would like to discuss pregnancy and chiropractic and how well they go together. Not only does chiropractic reduce back pain during pregnancy it has also be shown to reduce labor times and ease that labor process. What woman doesn’t want that?
Let’s talk about the back pain first. Why do so many women experience back pain during pregnancy? The reason for the back pain is a combination of two things. First there are major changes in our body’s biomechanics. Our center of gravity changes from directly over our hips to out in front of our hips putting more strain on the back and resulting in increased pain. The second reason is the major increase in hormones racing through us, especially the hormone relaxin. Relaxin does just what its name sounds like. It allows your joints, particularly in our pelvis, to become more lax and pliable. The combination of the two above changes causes increased back pain.

Chiropractic is able to keep your body in the proper alignment throughout your pregnancy. Chiropractic adjustments are safe and gentle through your whole pregnancy. Your chiropractor has a special table and pillow to accommodate a growing tummy.
Now let’s talk about what you’re really reading this for… decreased labor time and increased ease of labor! You may be thinking “how is this possible?” The main focus of a chiropractic adjustment is to reduce and eliminate pressure on the nervous system.

This allows the body and uterus to communicate to its fullest potential with the brain. By restoring these connections your body is able to navigate the labor and birthing process in the most efficient manner.
Chiropractic care can be started at any point during your pregnancy!! You can also check out our website for more information.

Please call today to schedule a complementary consultation at Peak Potential Family Chiropractic.

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Krissy Behnke DC
Peak Potential Family Chiropractic
2219 Sawdust Rd Suite 604
The Woodlands TX 77380