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If you are expecting an addition to your family, you may be making all sorts of lifestyle preparations, from trading up to a larger vehicle to furnishing the baby's room. But is your body equally prepared for the next nine months? Pregnancy can offer its share of aches, pains and other discomforts as your body accommodates the new arrival and prepares for birth. Fortunately, Lynch Chiropractic Center can serve as your source for safe, drug-free symptom relief and wellness, thanks to our pregnancy chiropractic care services.
The body undergoes some profound changes during the (approximately) nine months of a typical pregnancy. While first-trimester changes can bring on morning sickness and other discomforts, the musculoskeletal alterations of the third trimester can prove especially bothersome. As the abdomen grows in size, your posture will shift accordingly, putting stress on the muscles that support your back and neck. A pre-existing spinal misalignment may make the resulting pain and stiffness even worse.
At the same time, the pelvic ligaments become looser in preparation for birth, which can cause your sacral spine to become unstable. New alignment issues can form, possibly impairing nerve function and contributing to prenatal issues such as:
Whatever stage of pregnancy you are currently experiencing, you can enhance your health and comfort during this critical time by visiting Lunch Chiropractic Center. Our Lexington chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Lynch, can determine whether your discomfort is caused or aggravated by the changes that occur in pregnancy. He also knows how to administer gentle, safe spinal adjustments to help you maintain a comfortable, functional spinal alignment. We can also recommend massage therapy, gentle stretches, and other natural therapies to keep your muscles strong and flexible throughout your pregnancy. By taking pressure off of nerve tissue, pregnancy chiropractic care can help all your physical functions work more efficiently, enhancing your overall health (and therefore the health of your fetus).
One of the most important benefits of pregnancy chiropractic care is ensuring that the pelvic region is properly aligned for an uncomplicated delivery. Imbalances in this area can make it difficult for your new family member to move into a head-downward position or pass through the birth canal easily. Our chiropractor's spinal adjustments can help you have a healthier, easier delivery, which benefits both you and your baby.
Pregnancy chiropractic care is not only safe for mother and child, it is also highly effective at relieving the expectant mother's symptoms. For instance, research has shown that 7 out 10 pregnant women with back pain benefit from this natural form of treatment. Make your road to motherhood easier and healthier both for yourself and for your new baby. Call (859) 266-1999 to schedule pregnancy chiropractic care in Lexington KY!