A visual observation of the curve of a pregnant woman’s back is all it takes to realize the effects the physiological changes are having on her spine. Although the human female body is usually well-equipped to undergo these changes, in order to ensure an excellent environment for fetal development – sometimes, the integrity of the mother’s spine can be compromised.
Given the magnitude of the physiological changes happening after a baby is conceived, it is not surprising that a mother may feel some discomfort. However, as a natural process, this should never be debilitating, nor should it be unduly restrictive. It is advisable to regularly see your primary care doctor and chiropractor to ensure both the health of the baby and yourself.
The Effects of Chiropractic on Exercise during Pregnancy
Research shows that mothers who maintain a balanced and active lifestyle provide short term and long term health for the baby. However, if your central nervous system is experiencing undue strain for any reason, and your spin is undergoing vertebral subluxation, then you will be unable to continue the moderately active lifestyle that is so essential to the continued health of both.
Any doctor will tell you that light to moderate exercises such as swimming or walking have positive benefits for mother and child; but with spine and nerve issues, you won’t be able to engage in these activities. Chiropractic adjustment, when applicable, results in a better experience of childbirth, as well as a reduction in the amount of painkillers taken by pregnant women in a study group performed by orthopedic doctors.
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