Common pregnancy complaints alleviated with chiropractic care

During pregnancy, there are several changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby.  These may lead to structural and nervous system stress due to:

• hormonal changes resulting in ligament laxity leading to misalignment of joints and pain, commonly in the spine and pelvis
• increased breast and belly size leading to an increased low back curve and postural adaptations

Many common complaints during pregnancy can be managed through chiropractic care.  The hormone relaxin begins to influence the body during the second week of gestation, causing the supportive ligaments that hold the joints in good alignment to become lax and misalignments occurs more frequently, resulting in:

  • low back pain
  • sciatica
  • coccyx/tailbone pain
  • pubic symphysis pain and dysfunction
  • rib pain
  • headaches/migraines