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Pregnancy Chiropractic

Pregnancy Chiropractic Care

A baby is a wonderful blessing, but pregnancy is rough on the body. It is estimated that 50% of pregnant women will suffer from some kind of low back pain at some point during their pregnancies or during the postpartum period[1]. The baby’s weight, the increased water weight, and hormonal changes all contribute to the pains of pregnancy.

The baby’s weight causes abnormal postural and muscular changes due to the change of the center of gravity and the internal pressure the baby puts on the spine. The increased water weight exerts extra pressure on nearly all the joints of the body. As if that wasn’t enough, during pregnancy the body releases hormones to relax the ligaments, so that the baby can grow. The relaxation of these ligaments, prevents them from doing their job to stabilize the joints, resulting in increased joint pain. Pregnancy-related pain is a multi-faceted problem

At Gelband Natural Health, we understand the changes that occur during pregnancy, and how uncomfortable many of them can be. Pregnancy related pain, especially in the spine, is different than ordinary back pain and must be treated differently. The doctors at Gelband Natural Health are trained in a variety of safe and gentle treatments for pregnancy-related pain.

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3306025/

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