Chiropractor and Osteopath
Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Chiropractic can be highly
effective in treating back
pain and the other stresses
and strains associated with
pregnancy. As it is drug-free and
non-invasive, it is entirely safe
for pregnant women and can
help enhance their overall sense
Many women experience back pain
and other associated strains during
pregnancy and are seeking relief
and ways to cope with the changes
that their body is undergoing.
Chiropractic is an extremely
safe, non-invasive treatment that
is especially suited to pregnant
women, providing a simple and
effective way of addressing these
issues, and is beneficial to expectant
mothers both during pregnancy and
in the weeks following childbirth.
Pregnancy and Back Pain
It is not at all uncommon for women to
experience varying degrees of back pain and
discomfort during pregnancy. This is largely due
to postural adaptations made as a result of the
unusual strains that pregnancy places on the
spine, as the accompanying change in a woman’s
centre of gravity means that there is often
increased curvature of the spine in both the
lower and upper back.
This misalignment can also mean that other
parts of the body do not function as effectively
as they might, as the nervous system is not
communicating at optimum level with all the
body’s extremities, perhaps leading to increased
stress on joints, muscle spams, and pain in
ligaments and tendons. As a consequence, some
expectant mothers might also experience a lack
of balance, along with neck pain and headaches.
These are some of the many reasons that
pregnant women frequently seek chiropractic
care during their pregnancies, as a means of
realigning the body and helping it to adapt to and
cope with the many physical changes that are
Significant relief from back pain can be afforded to pregnant
woment by chiropractic alignment
How does Chiropractic Help Pregnant Women?
Many pregnant women find that significant relief from back pain
and other associated strains can be afforded by chiropractic
adjustment during their pregnancy. This is because it is holistic,
drug-free and non-invasive, and seeks to restore the proper
functioning relationship between the nervous system and spine
with the body’s bones, organs, joints, tissues and muscles.
Chiropractic’s emphasis on restoring the proper alignment of
the spine means it is a particularly effective way of addressing
back pain associated with pregnancy, and because chiropractic
is gentle and painless, most pregnant women feel extremely
comfortable and relaxed during a chiropractic consultation.
An enhanced sense of well-being is also a result of chiropractic treatment, meaning expectant
mothers feel healthier and more able to cope with the changes their bodies are undergoing.
This may be useful in helping pregnant women to sleep better, which in turn helps them in
managing any associated stress. In addition, chiropractors can also help pregnant women
to address lifestyle issues that may also impact on their feelings of comfort, giving advice
and guidance on posture and how they use their bodies whilst pregnant, and what sort of
exercise regime it might be useful for them to maintain.
An enhanced sense of well-being is a result of chiropractic
treatment, meaning expectant mothers feel healthier and
more able to cope with the changes their bodies are undergoing
Is Chiropractic Helpful After Childbirth?
As well as being beneficial to women during their pregnancies, chiropractic can also help
mothers after they have given birth, as it assists in ensuring that their posture, and the
position of their spine and pelvis, return to normal. Regular chiropractic alignment during
the weeks following childbirth can also help to ensure that muscles and ligaments do not
become strained or damaged as they return to their pre-pregnancy state.
Amber Laris is a long-established chiropractor
with a popular practice in the heart of the
Adelaide CBD, and is a member of the
Chiropractic Association of Australia (CAA) and
the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of
Australasia (COCA). Amber is dedicated to helping
her patients find a natural way to health and wellbeing, so please contact her to discover more
about the benefits of chiropractic treatment, or to
arrange a consultation in her Pirie Street clinic.
Level 2, 33 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA, 5000
Telephone: (08) 8221 6100
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