If you’re an expecting mother, then you may know the feelings of back pain and nausea all too well. With the added weight and pressure being placed on your spine, it’s likely that you will experience moments of discomfort during this extremely exciting time in your life — most of which can be alleviated with a few visits to your Cheektowaga chiropractor.
Chiropractic Can Ease Common Pregnancy Issues
It’s not uncommon to have nausea and morning sickness with pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been proven to ease some of these uncomfortable conditions, allowing you to enjoy this precious time in your life as you prepare for the arrival of your newborn.
Also, if you’re experiencing any back or hip pain due to the changes in your body, your Cheektowaga chiropractor can help with that as well. Through manipulations designed specifically for pregnancy, Dr. Palmer can help you establish balance in your pelvis, allowing you to carry your little one more comfortably.
But you don't just have to take our word for it. Studies
show that a number of pregnant women see a reduction in pelvic pain and back pain after seeing a chiropractor.
What You Can Do At Home
In addition to receiving chiropractic care to make your pregnancy easier on your spine, there are other things you can do right at home that will help. Here are just a few of them:
- Walking, swimming, or bicycling to keep your body active without jarring it. (It is always recommended that you check with your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen during pregnancy.)
- Wearing flat shoes instead of heels so you’re steadier on your feel and your spine is offered more support.
- Sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees to reduce the pressure that the baby is placing on your lower back.
If you’re pregnant, make an appointment with Dr. Palmer at Buffalo Chiropractic Center today so you and your baby can enjoy maximum health tomorrow!
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