Many women experience back pain during pregnancy. The ligaments in the body are softened preparing for delivery, and the body's posture and biomechanics are drastically altered during pregnancy. The growing baby moves more weight forward into the abdomen increasing the curvature of the spine and changing the distribution of weight among the joints, muscles, and discs. This altered biomechanics causes most women to experience pain during pregnancy.
Chiropractic works with the body's biomechanics to improve the range of motion and alleviate some of the increased stresses placed on the spine during pregnancy. In a review of the published medical literature (33 different studies), chiropractic care was shown to be safe and effective during pregnancy1.
Nasa Chiropractic has a great relationship with many doctors and midwives in our area, and we have years of experience working with patients during pregnancy. Dr. Case Ricks and Dr. James Redd are certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specialty certification requiring additional post graduate training in pregnancy adjusting techniques. Both doctors are well-versed in utilizing conservative chiropractic techniques for correcting sacral and pelvic biomechanics for pregnant women which may decrease pain during gestation and lead to optimum birthing positioning for the baby. Applied properly, "the Webster Technique can help make a difference in the pregnancy and birth of your patients by optimizing normal physiological function2."
1. Borggren, Cara L. Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature. J Chiropr Med. 2007 Spring; 6(2): 70-74. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647084/)
2. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. http://icpa4kids.com/about/web...