One of the biggest issues of natal development is that it causes most women to experience acute back pain. A chiropractor can correct many of these issues. Spinal misalignment is the number one cause of this back pain and manipulation can be very beneficial. It can also be a soothing experience. Noblesville chiropractor Dr. Dahlager is specially trained to work with pregnant women dealing with back pain and pelvic pain. Chiropractic care offers a natural option for pain relief, so you don't have to worry any potential side effects from drugs that pain medications may leave on your baby.
The alignment of a woman's pelvis during birth can have a serious impact on related complications. Changes in your gait during pregnancy, and sometimes, even a separation of the pubis symphis or sacroilliac joint dysfunction may lead to disabling pelvic pain, back pain, and sciatica in pregnant women. If it is managed with chiropractic treatment, the potential issues drop dramatically. This is one of the major treatments chiropractors use to keep you healthy.
Learning the correct exercises to stay healthy during pregnancy, without hurting yourself, is extremely important. Noblesville chiropractor Dr. Dahlager can work you through many of these less strenuous exercises. This can help you have a healthy baby, and stay fit afterwards.
There are several different types of back pain suffered during pregnancy. Acute back pain is described as stabbing, continuous pain in a localized area of the back. This is generally caused by misalignment of the spinal vertebrae impinging the spinal nerve roots, or from a muscle strain from weakened, overworked muscles. A Noblseville chiropractor can diagnose what the cause of your back pain is, and treat most causes. By correcting the curvature of the spinal cord, you can relieve much of the stress caused by having extra weight from a baby.
Hormonal changes in pregnancy cause your body to produce a hormone called relaxin, which loosens the ligaments in the pelvis to allow for the birthing process. That same hormone may cause the spinal ligaments to loosen, causing instability in the joints.
Chiropractors can also help fight joint pain or stiffness during a pregnancy. Part of this is specialized exercise, however localized pressure on the affected areas can reduce pain considerably, and help your body orient to a better posture. Knees are an especially hazardous area during pregnancy, and should be inspected for damage. Seeing a chiropractor can prevent these small problems from becoming big issues later.
Dr. Dahlager has assisted many women coping with back pain and pelvic pain during pregnancy. His holistic approach incorporates nutritional counseling, exercise rehabilitation, and gentle chiropractic adjustments to ease pain naturally. Pregnancy should be an exciting time in your life--not a source of debilitating pain. Contact our office in Noblesville, IN, to learn more about your natural prenatal care options.