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Pregnancy Chiropractic in Townsville

Adjusting pregnant womanWhen you’re pregnant, your body is growing and changing, and there is a shift in your centre of gravity. This can cause symptoms like tightness in the hips and other joints, lower back pain, sciatica irritation, and general aches and discomfort.

The loading on your spine will also change depending on whether you’re still working through the pregnancy and the type of work you’re doing. If you’re on your feet, things can change dramatically—even akin to the level of trauma that occurs in a car accident.

The great news is that chiropractic adjustments can help and are beneficial to pregnant women in many ways.

How Adjustments Work for You

Adjustments during pregnancy may help maintain normal mobility of the spine leading up to delivery. The ligaments around the pelvic base are kept loose and pliable through chiropractic, and this may help facilitate the appropriate opening of the pelvic base to allow the passage of the newborn during delivery.

It can also relieve pressure in areas like your upper spine, where additional weight from the breast tissue can add stress to the surrounding areas.

What to Expect During Adjustments

When you visit Chiropractic Care North QLD, our team of chiropractors has special cushions used to protect and cradle the pregnant belly of the patient. We also utilise vertical adjustments for the mid thoracic spine and upper thoracic spine areas. It’s a part of the body where pregnant women tend to carry quite a bit of stress, especially towards the end of pregnancy, as the breast tissue starts enlarging.

Through vertical adjustments, our patients are kept comfortable. If necessary, your doctor will have a second person in the room to help ensure the adjustment is as gentle as possible, and pleasant for the patient.

We Can’t Wait to Meet You

Since 1987, family wellness has been the focus of our practice and our mission is to deliver the highest quality chiropractic care to as many people as possible, including our new mums-to-be!

Chiropractic adjustments can be started at any time in the pregnancy, so make an appointment to visit us soon so you can start enjoying the many benefits of adjustments.

Pregnancy Chiropractic Townsville, QLD | (07) 4728 8488