Hello, Dr Brad here and I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to discuss pregnancy and chiropractic care.
According to the American Pregnancy Association and my clinical experience having been in private practice for over 30 years, there are no contraindications to having chiropractic adjustments during your pregnancy.
In fact, investing in the fertility wellness of women who are trying to conceive and the pregnancy wellness of women who are already pregnant is routine care for the principled chiropractor.
The mother’s postural presentation during pregnancy has a significant impact on 3 things … the length of labor, the ease of delivery and the degree of potential birth trauma to the baby.
As the abdomen protrudes, especially during the 2nd and 3rd trimester, postural distortions can develop in the neck, the thoracic spine (middle back) and especially in the lumbar spine and pelvis (lower back).
Postural distortions in the neck and thoracic spine can result in headaches, neck pain, tension in the neck and shoulders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and pain between the shoulder blades.
Postural distortions in the lumbar spine and pelvis will not only cause lower back pain and sciatica (leg pain), but will also decrease the amount of intrauterine space available for the baby
to get into the best position for delivery.
This will then increase labor time, delivery time and increase the chances of a potential C-section delivery and harm to both the mother and the baby.
More on this topic next time, but in the meantime if you do have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns that you may have or your kids may have , please call me.
Remember that consultations are always free of charge in our office and this also includes a free posture check. We offer this as a community service.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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