Janesville Chiropractor Discusses How Chiropractic Can Help With Pregnancy Pains


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Your pregnancy should be one of the happiest and most rewarding experiences of your life. Your experience can be diminished if the physical changes taking place in your body results in severe low back pain. At Badgerland Chiropractic our goal for all expectant mothers is to help them have a happy and pain free 9 months and we accomplish this with non-invasive chiropractic treatments and rehab exercises and without harmful medications.


Potential benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy include:


  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Prevent a potential cesarean delivery


Pain Medications Can Be Problematic During Pregnancy


Medical doctors may advise expectant mothers that there is no downside to using over the counter pain meds such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen. However, new research shows a clear connection between prenatal use of over-the-counter pain relievers and impaired fetal development. Additionally, the mother is exposed to the usual dangers posed by these drugs, such as damage to the liver and kidneys.


Chiropractic Is the Natural Alternative to Pain Meds


Doctors of chiropractic are spine specialists. Chiropractors remove nervous system interference that occurs when the spinal bones become misaligned which causes you to feel pain symptoms. These vertebral misalignments or subluxations can easily be detected and removed by means of a chiropractic adjustment that realigns the spine so it can function to its full potential. Chiropractic eliminates the cause of pain, making the use of dangerous pain medications unnecessary. At Badgerland Chiropractic we have state of the art chiropractic tables with breakaway sections to comfortably accomadate the growing pregnancy. We also offer flexion-distraction therapy to relieve the added stress put on the lumbar disc during pregnancy and soft tissue therapy to relieve muscle pain from the postural hanges that occur during pregnancy.


Each Trimester Increases Maternity Back Pain


During the first trimester of your pregnancy, some muscle tension may be felt along the midback down to the buttock. However, it is during the second and third trimesters that the greatest stress will be placed on your spine. As the baby grows, you will gain 25 to 35 pounds, which puts pressure on the pelvis and the low back and can add up to excruciating back pain!


As a mother-to-be, you face unique challenges during the third trimester as your body prepares for the miracle of childbirth:


  • The baby’s head may put pressure on the sciatic nerve. Although the pain begins in the lower back, it will radiate down one or both legs, making it difficult to maintain good posture.


  • An increase in the hormone relaxin is meant to ease delivery by relaxing the pelvic joints, but the spine’s joints are also affected. This results in back pain.


  • In anticipation of breastfeeding, the breasts enlarge and grow heavier. This may lead to a stooped posture and forward head lean resulting in headaches, as well as upper back and neck pain.


Self-Care to Relieve Back Pain During Pregnancy


Here are some tips to prevent back pain:


  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide good arch support
  • Maintain muscle tone by engaging in low-impact exercise, such as swimming and walking
  • Sit in chairs that support your back
  • Sleep on your side and place a pillow between your knees
  • Treat yourself and your baby to regular chiropractic care


Have a More Comfortable Childbirth


The dreaded pain of delivery can be eased by regular chiropractic care during pregnancy. Vertebral and pelvic misalignments are corrected before they have a chance to cause pain. In 1991, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics published a retrospective study of 170 women, which found that chiropractic adjustments reduced the intensity of lower back pain typically felt during labor and allowed the study’s participants to enjoy a more pleasant birth experience.

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Badgerland Chiropractic Can Help


Janesville WI Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Dunphy has helped many pregnant patients get out of pain so they can enjoy their pregnancy to its fullest. Call (608) 754-0148 to schedule a consultation at Badgerland Chiropractic today.

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One Response to “Janesville Chiropractor Discusses How Chiropractic Can Help With Pregnancy Pains”

  1. Kim M. Says:

    Are there simple exercises to avoid simple pregnancy pains such as the pain in your pelvis? Thank you for this entry, by the way. Great stuff!

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