The joy of pregnancy must be tempered with serious concerns about addressing the impact delivering a child has on the body. Few think of the impact on the spine and pelvis. Consider this a potentially painful oversight. Both the spine and pelvis are susceptible to stress and strain during pregnancy. Spinal curvature due to the weight of the baby is possible, and spinal problems absolutely should not be ignored. Daily life activities could become harshly difficult when the spine is out of alignment. Seeking chiropractic care might be advisable to those hoping to regain full spinal strength after giving birth.
Ask the Doctor
Before even being discharged from the hospital, it may be best to discuss concerns regarding spinal issues with the doctor. He/she certainly can advise on steps to take regarding care. Additionally, the doctor might perform an examination to the spine to assess risks. A follow-up appointment with the doctor or a referral to another doctor could be set up to see how the spine is holding up. An x-ray of the spine could be performed to look closely at a potential condition.
Perhaps even seeing the chiropractor before giving birth would help as well.
Chiropractic Adjustments While Pregnant
Those who have yet to give birth may wish to explore prenatal chiropractic care options. Addressing the problems to the spine as they occur might alleviate the stress caused by the changes in the body. In addition to common adjustments, pregnancy-specific home exercises may be taught in order to better alleviate the strain. The end result will be a stronger spine "fighting" against the natural problem of curvature.
Realizing the Spine May Get Further Stressed
The immediate effects of pregnancy on the spine are not all a new mother has to be worried about. The possibly weakened spine might end up suffering further stress in the weeks or months after returning home. Taking care of the little one is going to require physical activity. A lot of lifting and carrying things come with a gravitational pull on the body. The spine is sure to bear some burden from such activities. A minor problem may even worsen as a result. In additional to seeing a primary care physician about the issue, visiting a chiropractor for an adjustment might be in order.
The spine and the rest of the human body can only take so much stress before showing troubling effects. Mercifully, chiropractic care is available as a possible alleviating option.