Pregnant women treated for pain at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic may tell you that pregnancy is not all what it seems to be. Pregnancy could literally bring pain in the back, hips, ankles, and other body parts along with rapid weight gain and hormonal changes. Dr. Nichols, our Bradenton chiropractor, can help make your journey to motherhood more tolerable by employing drug-free pregnancy chiropractic methods, all specially suited for relieving aches and pains in prenatal moms.
What Causes Pain during Pregnancy?
The top reasons for pain are weight gain, ligament laxity, change in gait, and a shift in gravity as the abdomen grows outward. The pain may increase in severity as the pregnancy progresses. Posture changes and excess weight on the spine may cause vertebral misalignment, which can place pressure on soft tissue and nerves and cause pain.
Conditions Pregnancy Chiropractic Can Improve
Routine chiropractic care by our Bradenton chiropractor can help manage the following pain conditions and promote pelvic balance to accommodate your growing baby:
- Lower Back Pain: Due to weight stress on the lumbar spine
- Sciatic Nerve Pain: Caused by sciatic nerve compression
- Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Stems from an increase in joint mobility due to ligament laxity
- Round Ligament Pain: Occurs from overstretching of the round ligaments in the uterus and pelvis
- Pubic Symphysis Pain: Ligament laxity increases pubic symphysis joint mobility and causes pain
Chiropractic care is also beneficial for leg pain or cramps, ankle or knee pain, muscle aches, swelling, and headaches.
Pregnancy Pain Treatment by Your Bradenton Chiropractor
The following treatment methods are non-invasive and can work alongside your traditional prenatal care.
Chiropractic Adjustments: Adjustment techniques are used to correct vertebral subluxation and alleviate pain originating from the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and spinal nerves in the musculoskeletal system. Manipulating the joints and bones back into their natural position helps to relieve sciatic nerve pain, numbness, and tingling by taking the pressure off the nerve roots in the lower spine. Manipulation also strengthens the spine to withstand rapid weight gain in the last trimester.
Massage Therapy: Our therapeutic massage techniques are great for relaxing stiff or aching muscles, reducing ankle swelling, and providing a calm, happy sensation.
You may receive nutritional counseling and posture advice to help you manage your weight, maintain the integrity of the spine, and prevent pain.
Receive Natural Pregnancy Chiropractic from Our Bradenton Chiropractor
While your pregnancy may be a "growing pain," on the bright side of things, receiving continuous care will leave you feeling healthy and strong throughout your trimesters. You will be thoroughly evaluated first to determine if chiropractic care is right for you. Call Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton at 941-739-2900 to schedule a consultation.