Can Pregnant Women See a Chiropractor?
What a nice surprise it was to have a local obstetrician personally call me to refer a patient of his. He explained she was in pain and was reluctant to take pain medication. I saw her the same day and within a short time she was pain-free. For the remainder of her pregnancy, we saw her every two weeks to maintain good alignment and movement.
Many of my pregnant patients have a similar story. During the hormonal changes and fast body changes of pregnancy, they have pain.
Chiropractic is a safe, drug-free way of helping them. This is congruent with the western medical model and is why I get many medical referrals. But there is more to the story. Eastern health philosophy believes good health comes from nutrition, stress relief and posture.
When we lose our spinal alignment any nerves can get pinched not just the nerves that cause pain. What causes the uterine muscles to contract and properly turn the baby? Nerves of course! Can these nerves be pinched? Can you pinch nerves that affect health? More and more research says YES! That is why many pregnant women come to see me for care.