Pregnancy will cause your body (or your wife's, surrogate, etc) to change, not just physically, but internally, hormonally, chemically, structurally, and more.
Here are FIVE conditions that you may deal with during your pregnancy that we at Gonstead Family Chiropractic in San Diego can help with:
1. Round Ligament Pain
Round ligament is a ligament that supports the uterus on both sides. This pain of the Round Ligament is very painful but is also very common. It is actually one of the most common sort of pain experienced during the pregnancy process, occurring in 10-30% of pregnancies. These ligaments are stretched out during pregnancy as growth occurs they begin to become more and more stretched. As one of the best pregnancy chiropractors in San Diego, we specialize in making sure you are not only feeling less pain, but providing care that will ultimately help the delivery process as well and keep your entire pregnancy process as pain free and smooth as possible.
2. Low Back Pain
While you begin to get bigger during your pregnancy, you also begin to change the way your carry your weight. You will shift around to make it easier, more than likely begin to have a shift in your center of gravity forcing your to have your belly our and lean slightly backwards to help. Your body will release a hormone known as Relaxin, which relaxes ligaments. Here is an additional article on low back pain.
3. Sciatica Pain
Many people know someone or have themselves experienced sciatica pain. It is the radiating pain shooting down the back of your leg. It is usually one sided, but can occur on both at times as well.
4. Pubic Symphysis Pain
As previously mentioned. During pregnancy there is a chemical (hormone) that is released naturally called Relaxin. This hormone allows laxity to occur in joints, ligaments, etc. During this time between the pubic bones relax and have the ability to move/shift about. When this occurs it can develop pain in that region. As a chiropractor our job is to align the pubic area through spine, sacral, and ilium adjustments to reduce that pain.
5. Sacroiliac Pain
Much like with the pubic symphysis pain due to Relaxin being released the same thing occurs here. With the Relaxin release comes increased mobility of your joints. This can place them in a compromised position which can lead to SI (sacroiliac) pain or dysfunction. Through specific Gonstead chiropractic adjustments we can help reduce those pains
We get asked a lot whether or not chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. Our short answer is yes and the brief reason why is because Gonstead Chiropractor, Dr Zach Beatty, DC is well trained in adjusting both mom from start to finish of her pregnancy as well as infants. He has adjusted as young as a 3 day old (1 month pre-mature baby) and as old as 99 years of age. He uses specific techniques, pressures, and accurate gentle chiropractic adjustments that vary for all ages of our patients. He is one of the best kid chiropractors in San Diego. We also have a table specific for pregnancy that puts absolutely zero pressure on your stomach for total relaxation to allow for optimal adjustments.
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Gonstead Family Chiropractic
Kids Chiropractor in San Diego
7822 Convoy Court
San Diego, CA 92111