Relieve Your Back Pain During Pregnancy with Chiropractic Care
Pregnancy can be a difficult experience for many women – but the reward for those nine uncomfortable months is the greatest in the world.
One of the most prominent sources of discomfort for women who are pregnant is back pain. According to the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, approximately half of women experience back pain while they are pregnant. Even more experience it during labor. Despite this, fewer than 25% of pregnant women suffering from back pain seek help from their doctors!
Their hesitation to ask for help is understandable, as expecting mothers have every reason to avoid traditional medicine’s pills and surgery. That is why chiropractic care has become an increasingly popular source of relief from back pain. 75% of women who sought some form of chiropractic care while pregnant reported significant pain relief. All without the need for invasive surgery or medications which could have harmful side effects.
Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to treat pregnant women. All licensed chiropractors have received extensive training in prenatal care. There are also no known direct contradictions between chiropractic and other fields of medicine. Many chiropractors choose to specialize in treatment for pregnant women, having received additional training and invested in purpose-designed tables which minimize pressure on the abdomen.
The benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women extend beyond relief from back pain. Chiropractic is effective for treating sciatic nerve pain, as well as pain throughout the several areas of the hip which are most affected by childbearing. A significant number of women have also reported that chiropractic care alleviates nausea, reduces the amount of time spent in labor, and improves their overall health during pregnancy.
The Webster Technique
Many chiropractic treatments are beneficial regardless of whether the patient is expecting or not. Although, the field of medicine also includes methods that have been developed specifically for pregnant women.
The most famous method among these is the Webster Technique. This method includes diversified chiropractic adjustment intended to reduce joint dysfunction and facilitate optimal functionality of the pelvis. The Webster Technique can promote uterine health while reducing pelvic contraction, and ultimately help to avert breech presentation during labor. According to the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the Webster Technique is successful at relieving the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint in 82% of all cases.
The Webster Technique is completely safe and is often administered right up until the day of delivery. Most women who receive it report zero pain or discomfort. The few who have reported discomfort likened it to the soreness which may follow a deep tissue massage.
It is never too late to begin benefitting from the Webster Technique. Chiropractors often start administering it to appreciable effect during the final weeks of pregnancy!
Get Chiropractic Care in Fargo, ND
If you are looking to start the Webster Technique, contact Fargo Spine. The doctors of Fargo Spine share decades of combined experience helping women to enjoy their safest, healthiest and most comfortable pregnancies possible. Whether you are currently trying to conceive or are looking forward to the imminent arrival of a beautiful little baby (or babies – twins are just double the blessing), we welcome you to reach out so we may learn about how we can put chiropractic’s best practices to work for you.